a/c fliping breaker

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  1. luv2camp0314

    luv2camp0314 New Member

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    We went on a camping trip this weekend the first day we were there we had no problem the second day temps were around 95 degrees on two seperate occasions the a/c flipped the breaker inside the camper.has any one had any issues with a problem like this? I then turned down the a/c to low and it did not shut off anymore?any suggestions???????
     
  2. Twisty

    Twisty New Member

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    If that A/C unit is original it may be time to replace it. Might be the compressor going out [2C]
     
  3. binky

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    Have a licensed HVAC mechanic look at it...sounds like it is low on freon. Dealer will tell you it is a sealed/closed system and no way to charge it back up.
     
  4. gypsy32

    gypsy32 God bless the U S A

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    Yep i would just replace it, if it is tripping breaker it is for a reasone and the breaker is a saftey so the A/C just might have to get a new unit. Just my 2 pennies
     
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    What was the voltage like where you were set up?

    If the voltage was low, it will trip the breaker.

    Kim
     
  6. Zoltar

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    I'm with Gambit.
    95 degrees out, everyone at the camp has their A/C on full blast.
    Voltage in the camp drops, and amps go up, your compressor cycles off on temp, tries to
    restart to cool space again, but trips breaker due to low voltage & high amps

    Try running it again at home. Bet it works fine.
    Get a volt meter and test voltage at camp next time before running A/C unit.
    If voltage is at or below 108 volts, or 90% of 120 volts.
    Your asking for problems with your A/C unit if you try to operate it.
    And you could damage it.
     

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