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alliance RV Avenue 2021 GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter User Manual


GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)

A ground fault circuit interrupter is a type of circuit breaker that shuts off electric power when it senses an imbalance between the outgoing and incoming current. A GFCI is specifically designed to protect a person from electrical shock by reacting to an imbalance that can be as small as 4 or 5 milliamps, when detected, in less than one-tenth of a second the circuit is tripped and shuts off. The GFCI circuit should be tested at least monthly.

  • Push the TEST button. This action should force the RESET button on the recep (engaging the interruption of power).
  • To reset the GFCI to a working order, push the RESET button.
  • If the RESET button cannot be depressed, your 120-volt electrical will require service –contact your servicing dealer immediately.

Battery (Not Provided by Alliance RV)

When you are not plugged into electricity (dry camping), the battery supplies power to the 12- volt system in the RV. The battery in this scenario will eventually die unless other steps are taken with the generator and/or solar power (see the appropriate section of this manual for more details.)
When plugged in, the converter in your RV reduces some of the 120-volt incoming power down to 12 volts in order to supply power to the 12-volt system in the RV.
The converter will sense the voltage on the battery and automatically selects one of three operating modes (normal, boost, and storage) to provide the correct charge level to the batteries.

BOOST MODE: If the converter senses that the battery voltage has dropped below a preset level the output voltage is increased to approximately 14.4 VDC to rapidly recharge the battery.

NORMAL MODE: Output voltage set at approximately 13.6 VDC.

STORAGE MODE: When there has been no significant battery usage for 30 hours the output voltage is reduced to 13.2 VDC for minimal water usage. When in storage mode, the output voltage will periodically increase to 14.4 VDC to help prevent sulfating of the battery plates. See the converter section of this manual for more information on how it will interact with your battery.

 Battery Disconnect Switch

Used to shut off all 12-volt power that supplies RV. When the switch is activated, the batteries are disconnected/isolated and no longer supply 12-volt power to the RV.

  • You will find the battery disconnect switch in the front storage compartment on the wall behind the battery box.
  • To operate the switch, simply turn the lever to the ON or OFF position.

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Solar Prep

Alliance RVs are all solar-prepped. The basic solar prep includes a pre-installed CEP (cable entry plate) mounted on the roof of the RV. The wiring from the CEP will run to a convenient location in the RV in which a solar charge controller can be installed inline.

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Solar Prep (Continued)

The wiring from the cable entry point will then continue from the pre-determined controller location to the battery compartment and tie DIRECTLY into the battery. The solar prep is now ready for a solar panel and solar controller. By adding a panel and controller, you will not have a solar charge going directly to your auxiliary battery that will support your 12-volt system. Please contact Alliance RV or your dealer for details on the controller and panel.

NOTE: Our solar prep and solar option are low-voltage systems. For more details or any questions, please contact your Alliance RV dealer or Alliance RV.

Factory Solar Option

Alliance RVs solar option is the complete RV power package. An economical and powerful way to have most of the comforts you need wherever your dry camp. The Avenue system features a 2000w inverter, solar charge controller and a solar panel. This system will allow convenient access to AC or solar power through your breaker panel, and the ability to charge batteries from both shore and solar power. This system is easily expandable into a full-time system and is lithium battery compatible. For additional details, please contact your Alliance RV dealer or Alliance RV.

Inverter Overview (If equipped with factory solar option)

The Renogy 2000W 12V Inverter provides 2000W continuous, 4000W peak surge during load start-up and 12V to 120VAC pure sine wave with conversion efficiency >90%, reduces conversion loss. It has been robustly designed with safety and protection features for installation in recreational and commercial vehicles. It has been UL certified in both the US and Canada so you can feel comfortable knowing that your inverter is safe.rely decorative.alliance RV Avenue 2021 GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter User Manual 04

Inverter and wired remote 


Inverter Overview (If equipped with factory solar option) Identification of Parts (AC Side)

Key Parts

  1. High Output AC Terminals — These terminals are for connecting 115V AC devices that require more than 15-amps to operate or for connection to distributed wiring that has multiple AC outlets. Remove the two screws on the protective cover to access the terminals. Any AC output wiring that is directly connected must comply with US National Electric Code (NEC) wiring gauge recommendations.

Facing the front panel, the terminals are:
NEUTRAL and GROUND are bonded inside the inverter to comply with the National Electric Code (NEC) requirement that any AC source must have a neutral-to-ground connection.

Power LED (Green — When this green LED is lit, the inverter is operating.
GFCI LED (Yellow) — When the yellow LED is lit, the ground fault circuit has been interrupted. Shut down the inverter and restart.

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