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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Power Cord User Manual

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alliance RV paradigm 2021 Power Cord User Manual

Power Cord

  • DO NOT plug your RV 50‐amp shore cord into any receptacle that is not wired to National Electric Code for 50 amp 120/240V configuration. Doing so will supply the RV with the incorrect electrical power causing extensive damage to the electrical system and 120‐volt components which would not be warrantable.
  • DO NOT disconnect the 50‐amp male plug connection by pulling up on the cord. This will cause a loss of neutral and 240 volts AC will be supplied to the electrical system and 120‐volt components causing extensive damage which would not be warrantable. Always pull straight out on the head of the cord so all 4 prongs disengage the receptacle simultaneously.
  • DO NOT plug in or unplug the shore cord while under load. Make sure all 120‐volt components are turned off prior to connecting or disconnecting the shore cord or damage to the 120‐volt systems may result. Turn off the breakers at the power center first before connecting or disconnecting the shore cord to prevent damage.

WARNING

  • FAILURE TO PLUG YOUR 50 AMP POWER CORD INTO A RECEPTACLE THAT IS NOT WIRED TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE FOR 50 AMP 120/140V CONFIGURATION COULD LEAD
    TO AN INCREASED RISK OF PROPERY DAMAGE, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO INSPECT THE POWER CORD FREQUENTLY FOR DAMAGE. IF DAMAGE IS FOUND, HAVE THE CORD REPLACED IMMEDIATELY

WARNING
EXPOSURE TO VOLTAGES HIGHER OR LOWER THAN A NOMINAL 120‐VOLTS, WILL DAMAGE OR SHORTEN THE SERVICE LIFE OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND APPLIANCES. THE 50 AMP 120‐VOLT 60HZ AC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CAN BE POWERED BY AN OUTSIDE 120/240‐VOLT 60HZ UTILITY SERVICE LIKE THOSE COMMONLY FOUND IN CAMPGROUNDS OR BY 120/240‐VOLT 60HZ GENERATOR POWER

WARNING

  • MAKE CERTAIN THE EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE YOU CONNECT THE POWER CORD TO IS A PROPERLY WIRED 50 AMP NEMA 14‐50 RV RECEPTACLE AND NOT 240 VOLT AC. PLUG INTO 50‐AMP SERVICE ONLY
  • CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND FUSES WILL NOT OFFER COMPLETE PROTECTION OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE EVENT OF A POWER SURGE OR VOLTAGE SPIKE

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120‐Volt Circuit Breakers

Your 120V circuit breakers are in the main power control center. These circuit breakers act just like those in a household in that they protect all the 120V wiring and components. You’ll find the individual circuits labeled to identify which each breaker is for. To reset a breaker, simply flip the switch to the off position and then immediately back to the on position. If the breaker immediately trips again, contact your dealer or Alliance RV for assistance.
Circuit breakers can wear out so an annual check to ensure the operation is good may be needed. Only replace circuit breakers with those of the same specified type, voltage, and current rating. NEVER replace a circuit breaker with one listed at a higher amperage rating.

WARNING

  • CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND FUSES WILL NOT OFFER COMPLETE PROTECTION OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE EVENT OF A POWER SURGE OR VOLTAGE SPIKE
  • REPLACEMENT CIRCUIT BREAKERS MUST BE OF THE SAME VOLTAGE, AMPERAGE RATING, AND TYPE. NEVER USE A HIGHER-RATED REPLACEMENT CIRCUIT BREAKER, DOING SO MAY CAUSE A FIRE BY OVERHEATING THE RV WIRING

At the beginning of the camping season, inspect the circuit breakers and replace them as needed. Test by turning each circuit breaker off and back on, circuit breakers are wearable parts and must be replaced as needed as part of your RV maintenance.

12 Volt Fuse Panel
You’ll find the 12‐volt fuse panel in the main power control center (mentioned above). When replacing fuses, please follow these safety precautions:

  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Turn the inverter off.
  • Disconnect batteries.

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.

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