Jim & Wilma

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  1. Zulu, we dry damp a lot. Do you know how much power the DPH42 switch uses?
  2. X2 Thare's a quote that I found applicable in my career on those occasions when I was "enlightened" and changed my position; "Never let your position get so close to your ego that when your position goes, your ego goes with it."
  3. Too funny and agree, 40 gets you ready . . . Alaska Highway has nothing on 40. We enjoyed the adventure!
  4. We took 40 and it was "a bit rough". I'd go a few miles out of my way if there was a better road. Darryl, is there an alternate route from 16 to GP that you might recommend?
  5. Rotary Park looks great Darryl. Right now it looks like we'd be there next Thursday but plans are a bit on the soft side.
  6. That'd be the Kahanamoku's, Haagma's and the Walker's all in HDTs along with the Pryor's in an LDT. We're leaving Glacier NP tomorrow and will be slowly working our way up the Icefields Parkway then over to GP. Behind us by a few more days will be the Church's in their HDT. We plan to boondock most of the way and that looks feasible from what we've read. Any recommendations as we come up through Grande Prairie?
  7. We're so sorry to hear about the loss of Kevin. Our lasting memory will be his smile and wit. Prayers and thoughts go out to family and friends.
  8. Good luck in getting back on the road!
  9. Funny guy. For current to flow, there has to be a complete path or loop . So when I'm standing in the puddle with my hand on a live 120 volt wire of a floating system, that's one side of the circuit to ground. Where's the other side of the circuit ground path connected to get back to the source, in this case the generator? Unless the circuit is completed back to the generator, how does the GFCI trip? Call me slow, but I still don't get it.
  10. I have a pretty good grasp on differential current monitoring. It's used throughout the power distribution system from transmission substations down to the bathroom outlet. What I don't understand is how a GFCI functions on a generator with no neutral ground connection. If it's a floating system, with no ground current path "upstream" of the GFCI, the leaking current doesnt appear to me to have a return path to ground. If there's no return path for the leak, then how do we get a differential current between L and N at the GFCI?
  11. Randy, without a ground neutral connection somewhere on the line side of the GFCI, I don't understand how a generator GFCI functions on a single ground fault. Seems to me we'd have to have two ground faults, one on the line side of the GFCI and one on the load side. What am I missing?
  12. Without the ground connected to neutral, I don't understand how that alternate current path is completed, creating an inbalance between line and neutral. What am I missing?
  13. Thanks Randy, good discussion and I got a little smarter today. Looks like I'll be changing my wiring by removing the neutral to ground tie. Randy, I'm not clear though on how the GFCI functions If there's no connection between ground and neutral. Can you help me understand how it works.
  14. I have a couple Honda EU2000 generators installed in one of the truck bed boxes. They're wired to a 30 amp breaker which feeds a 30 amp rv receptacle at the rear of the bed. The neutral, ground and truck frame are connected together within the 30A breaker box. This setup works for me since loads are connected via receptacle. The RV shore power cable is plugged into a source which has the neutral and ground tied together at ONE point, be it the RV park distribution system or my truck. At no time are both the truck power distribution system and RV park distribution system tied together.
  15. Ron, You might consider checking alignment on your IS. You'd expect it to show up on tire wear pattern, but . . .