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Make sure white ground wire on main trailer plug is making good contact to the trailer`s tongue. Also both tail lights have a white ground wire which must also make good contact to the trailer`s metal tail light bracket. Clearance lights with single wires must be anchored directly into a metal fender bracket.
If the ground is poor, lights may work intermittently or not at all. Even if the wiring to the plug is adequate, make sure that the ground connections to the trailer frame are good. They should be bright and clean, free from paint and rust, and secure.
Helpful Expert Reply: Each lamp needs to be grounded either through its mounting studs being in direct contact with the trailer frame or by having a jumper wire ran from the lamp to the trailer frame. Ground the trailer connector at the front of the trailer, which will use the trailer frame as a ground wire.
For all aftermarket hardwiring installations of a 7-Way wiring harness, the 12V wire will be hot at all times, even when the truck is off and no lights are on in the trailer. This is because the 12V power wire is ran from the vehicle battery, then typically to a circuit breaker, then to the trailer connector.
If any lights are flashing, then you have bad ground. To solve this, you have to unplug the trailer while connecting the light tester ground to the ground terminal of the tow vehicle. Switch on the running lights alongside the turn signal by putting the stick tester to the terminals.
Without grounding, power surges or equipment damage could render electrical circuits dangerous or destructive. They could damage attached electrical appliances, shock nearby people, or even start fires. Grounding is an important safety feature for any structure`s electrical system.
Is the ground wire necessary? The appliance will operate normally without the ground wire because it is not a part of the conducting path which supplies electricity to the appliance. In fact, if the ground wire is broken or removed, you will normally not be able to tell the difference.
The ground wire acts as a safe path for electricity to run in the event of a short circuit. In the event of a short circuit, the ground wire will trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse, which is much more preferable to the dangerous shock that would occur otherwise.
The ground is made through the hitch ball on many trailers. The vehicle body and the car`s drive train are all grounded. When a trailer hitch is attached to the vehicle frame it becomes grounded, too. If the ball and trailer coupler become rusted when not in use, the surface will not allow a good ground connection.
Hot wire is identified by its black casing. This is the main color of hot wire for most homes. However, other hot wires can red, blue, or yellow, although these colors can indicate a different function besides powering an outlet.
Here`s a rundown of electrical wires: The black wire is the “hot” wire, it carries the electricity from the breaker panel into the switch or light source. The white wire is the “neutral” wire, it takes any unused electricity and current and sends it back to the breaker panel.
One effective method of verifying proper grounding is using a multimeter to test continuity between the outlet`s ground pin and a reliable source of ground, such as a metal water pipe. If the reading is low, then the outlet is properly grounded.
One way to tell if a wire is hot without a multimeter is by using what`s called a non-contact detector (NCD). This tool is used to detect electrical fields. It beeps or lights up when it comes close to an electrical current. To use an NCD, simply turn it on and hold it near the wire you suspect is hot.
If the wiring in your home isn`t properly grounded, it can cause excessive current flow in the wiring to occur, which can cause flickering lights.
The biggest danger from poor grounding is electrical fires. Excess current from any appliance plugged into a wall socket won`t have an easy direction to move into the ground and instead will move, well, elsewhere. That elsewhere can be back into the appliance or into building materials, creating fires.
Grounding wires, especially those running through grounding rods on the exterior of your home, are exposed. The grounding wires are safe to touch unless there is an electrical surge that causes electricity to flow through the grounding wire.
The main issue is the likelihood of a user touching something metal on the fixture that could be accidentally live. If the fixture is out of reach, the lack of a ground is probably a low risk. If it is a pull chain light, use of a string pull rather than metal is a good idea.
Turn Signals on Trailer Not Working When Running Lights are On The most likely cause for the turn signals not to work when the running lights are on with your trailer is a bad or weak ground. It`s very possible that a weak ground connection can be just strong enough to allow sufficient current for someā€¦
If you`re problem was turn signals then simply look for the trailer RT or LT fuse and simply replace if needed. This will solve the problem of brake lights also, as they are the same fuse.
Almost all electrical systems will have a spot for a ground wire to be connected. When running a ground wire, it should be connected to the designated place on the device, and then run to a safe location where the energy can be dispersed.
Never have the ground wire touching an exposed hot or neutral wire or it will give the current an alternative path to travel, which could cause problems with the device being powered.
Well, the chassis of your RV or tow vehicle is connected to the negative terminal of the vehicle`s house battery, which is often referred to as ground.
A full electrical earth is required so the car and trailer must be in physical as well as electrical contact.
Green is for the right turn signal. Yellow is for left turn signal. White is ground, and brown is for the trailer`s taillights.

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Trying to install a new fluro light, pull out old light to find 3 reds and 3 blacks 1 copper earth. What do I do to connect it up the right way??? When I pulled the old Fluro light out the 3 Reds were joined together with a connector ,two blacks were joined to one end of light wire, the other to the other end of the light wire,earth wire to the light case,the third black wire was connected to the wire from the ballast? Does this all make sense
ANSWER : No, this does not make sense but I have seen strange wiring before. There is power going from the light someplace else. Just connect it back up exactly as the old light was connected. It worked before so it will work again. If it works it is wired correctly. Without being there to check which wire was the hot wire and which was neutral it is impossible for me to say what is what. Make sure you connect the ground wire to the light chassis.

Pop-up camper lights all turn on when tow-vehicle lights are on
ANSWER : FIRST, make sure white wire of camper is grounded to the frame of tow-vehicle. Temporarily use a jumper-cable frame-to-frame. Then apply 12volts individually to each of the three circuits to the camper. Assuming a 4-wire flat connector — brown wire is for marker lamps; yellow is left brake/turn; green is right brake/turn

Running lights for camper trailer do not come on
ANSWER : Make sure you have the trailer grounded to the truck…

My swimming pool. I have just had my fifth IC 40 Intellichlor chlorine generator installed in 4 years at a cost of over $900 today. Each one has worked for no more than 8 months. The first three were replaces under three year warranty, the fourth by a factory rep and I bought the fifth today. The first three all failed with Flow Chk PCB error message. The fourth just stopped working on Sunday, no power or lights. A local Pentair warranty person, whom I paid a Service Call, unplugged the unit, opened the small power center cover, showed me the green light indicating that there was power, plugged in a new IC 40 which worked immediately (as did the other four). I asked if I should replace the power center and he said that it’s basically just a transformer and is working fine. We do get occasional power blips that make the clocks on microwaves, etc blink, but I thought that the power center essentially isolates the cell from these. I do have a Florida Power and Light surge protector on the electrical box that brings power into the house. I have now talked to the pool builder, two Pentair warranty repairmen and one factory rep. I am at a loss. They all tell me they have no idea why these units fail after less than a year. This last IC 40 was installed 3/24/2010, version 2.0 and now failed in less than 5 months. Should I replace the power center that the IC 40 plugs into. Any other suggestions. I have been told that this is the best chlorinator. I don’t want to keep replacing units. By the way, each unit had been spotless inside. I keep the water chemicals and salt levels at ideal levels. The units have never worked long enough to get dirty inside. The power center is connected to an Intellitouch control system outside with an indoor control panel. Last time I called Pentair North Carolina and got some smart alec tech person that had no suggestions. Please Help if you can.
ANSWER : I’ve had the same experiance. On my fifth one as well. Fail every year. No idea why.

Removing a slider door to patio
ANSWER : Open the slider 7/8 of the way open and lift the slider up and out of the track. you may have to get a helper as the slider is heavy. there might be little plastic clips in the top track of the door that need to be removed before lifting the slider out.

I would like to hook up a 12 volt battery to the trailer. In the cupboard below the propane stove is a plug with white, black and orange wire to it.
In the AC power converter cupboard I have a plug with a black and orange wire. How do I hook up the battery so that it charges and runs the fridge while I’m driving, and lets me use the lights with the fridge on propane while I’m camping?
ANSWER : You haven’t told us what trailer you have, what DC-AC converter you have, it the wire is original or aftermarket and what gage it is.

Because of that you must first identify the wires. You will need a multimeter for that. Start by finding if your trailer has a negative wire or is using the chassis as the ground. For that disconnect the battery from the truck (make sure you have the radio code handy) then measure the resistance between the 3 wires and the body of the truck – you will find the ground wire when the resistance will be close to 0. Reconnect the battery and measure the voltage between the ground wire and the other 2 – the one with 12v on it is the power one and the other goes to the power input of the converter. Check that by removing the converter and looking where they are plugged – if you have any doubts that they are not the wires from the cupboard just check their continuity.All of this is a 5 minute job. Once you know the wires just connect the ground on to the minus and the power and the converter ones to the plus.

I have a York Stellar model mid efficiency furnace Model # P?UCD12N07601A, Serial # EXAM3600524 installed in 1992. The HSI was replaced approximately 3 months ago. Over the last two weeks the ventor motor comes on, the HSI lights but does not ignite the gas. The ventor motor runns continously and the HSI continues to turn off and on without gas ignition. Some times by turning the ventor motor off and on (by opening and closing the bottom furnace faces panel door) will give be ignition after the HSI goes through 1-4 cycles. If I can’t get it to work I call my furnace repair guy. The serviceman thought it was the pressure switch and ordered one. Just this last weekend I had no heat and another service guy came in replaced the HSI again and adjusted the pressure switch and said this fix should work. Less than a day later furnace still experiencing the same problem-Ventor motor comes on, HSI comes on but no gas ignition. ventor motor runs continuously and the temperature in the house drops! I’m frustrated and the servicemen don’t seem to know how to fix the problem for good.
ANSWER : Make sure the vent pipes that exhaust the fumes are not blocked in any way and also check the drain line to be sure it is not kinked from the vent motor to the trap. Take the hoses off the vent motor and the pressure switch and make sure all the hoses are clean and free from debris also check the trap on the drain hose and make sure it has water in it if it doesn’t this will creat a negative pressure in the vent motor housing not allowing the vent pressure switch to make.