Jayco Eagle FW 2020 User Manual
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Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
Your motorhome is equipped with an Automatic Transfer Switch. The ATS is microprocessor controlled and will automatically detect which power source is being used (generator or shore power) and allow power from that connection only. You will not have to plug and unplug the power to the coach if you decide to run the generator. If you plug into shore power, the ATS will pass power to the motorhome. If the generator is started, it will override the shore power input (called generator dominant) and supply the RV with electrical power from the generator. When the generator is shut down, shore power is restored.
There may be a slight flicker of the lights when the ATS changes over from one to the other, but there is no real interruption of power.
The ATS will disconnect from shore power completely if the power coming in is not high enough quality (i.e. either low/high voltage, or low/high frequency).
When the generator is operating, it powers the inverter/charger which in turn functions as a multi-stage battery charger to charge the house auxiliary and chassis batteries.
Refer to and follow safety information found in the manufacturer’s troubleshooting guide found in your warranty packet.
NOTE: The (diesel or gas powered) generator requires 12-volt power from the house auxiliary batteries to start, and draws (diesel or gas) fuel to operate from the chassis fuel tank. If the fuel level in the chassis fuel tank drops to or below ¼ full, the generator will automatically shut “off” and can-not be re-started until the fuel tank is filled to above ¼ full.
120-Volt Circuit Breakers
The 120-volt AC circuit breakers located inside the load center protect all 120-volt wiring and components from circuit overloads and short circuits. Should a circuit overload or short circuit occur the circuit breaker protecting the affected circuit will “trip” preventing the flow of electricity through that circuit.
If a circuit breaker trips, shut off the appliance on that circuit (i.e., power converter, etc.) and allow the circuit breaker to cool down for a brief period of time. After it cools down, reset the circuit breaker by moving its lever “off” and then back to the “on” position. If the circuit breaker re-trips or frequently trips, contact your dealer to have the electrical problem diagnosed and repaired.
A circuit breaker identification label is permanently attached to the inside surface of the 120-volt Load Center.
Circuit breakers and fuses will not offer complete protection of the electrical system in the event of power surge or voltage spike.
Only replace circuit breakers with those of the same specified type, voltage, and current rat-ing. Never replace a circuit breaker with one listed at a higher amperage rating. Please contact your dealer for repair assistance when replacing circuit breakers.
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 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. If you have any questions, contact your dealer. A label is provided to explain the function of every 120-volt circuit breaker. This label is located on or near the appropriate load center or sub-panel and must remain permanently affixed to the recreation vehicle.
120-Volt 50 AMP AC Electric System (if so equipped)
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. The entire system is designed to operate on 2 legs of 120-volt power at a maximum current flow of 50 amperes per leg. 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. The following electrical components will only operate when connected to 120-volt power: air conditioner(s), refrigerator, microwave oven, television(s), home theater system(s), water heater, washer, dryer, fireplace, electric stove, and appliances plugged into convenience receptacles. These components will create a surgeon the inverter.
50 amp Power Cord
The 50-amp external utility power cord is commonly referred to as the “shore” power cord. It is designed to mate and properly function with 50-amp “shore” power receptacles avail-able at most campgrounds.
The shore power cord is designed to continuously carry the 50-amp current flow required to power each leg of the electrical system. It also creates a critical ground connection between the vehicle electrical system and the campground shore power receptacle. Always test the external power source (i.e., the campsite power receptacle or electrical box) with a ground monitor before connecting your power cord to it. If the ground monitor indi-cates ‘reverse polarity’ or an ‘open ground’. DO NOT connect the power cord. Regularly inspect the shore power cord for cuts, cracks, worn insulation and other damage. Have the power cord replaced immediately if problems exist.
Calculating 50 amp Electrical Load (if so equipped)
When connecting appliances to the electrical system, 120-volt power usage is limited to 50 amps per electrical system leg for a total of 100 amps. Operating appliances collectively places an added load on your 120-volt electrical system. A circuit breaker “trip” may occur if you overload the recreation vehicle and/or campground electrical system. The amperage rating of individual appliances can be calculated by di-viding appliance wattage consumed (normally listed on the appliance) by nominal design voltage (120 for a 120-volt appliance). For example: 1200 watts divided by 120-volts equals 10 amps.
- Do not hook up the power cord to any receptacle until you have verified proper polarity and grounding. Polarity indicators can be purchased in most electrical and hardware stores.
- Do not use any cheater plug, adapter or extension cord to reconfigure incoming AC power or break the continuity of the circuit connected to the grounding pin.
- Do not connect the power cord into an outlet that is not grounded, or adapt the power cord plug to connect it to a receptacle for which it is not designed.
- Do not remove the grounding pin to connect to a non-grounded recep-tacle. Removal of the ground pin disables an important safety feature designed to prevent shock and electrocution hazards.
- Do not connect the power cord to an extension cord. Use of an improper extension cord will cause overheating of the cord as well as potentially causing premature failure of the AC equipment.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the electrical receptacle to ensure that the receptacle is properly wired and grounded. Reverse polarity and/or improper grounding of your recreation vehicle can cause personal injury or death.
Power Cord Reel (if so equipped)
- Before connecting shore power: It is advisable to turn off electrical pow-er at the source, or the unit main breaker.
- Entegra Coach is not responsible for damage to electrical components caused by electrical spike, improper ground or polarity to the unit.
- Entegra Coach recommends the use of aftermarket surge protecting device between the unit shoreline and the electrical source.
Electrically powered cord reel (if so equipped)
If your motorhome is equipped with a powered cord reel, extend the shore power cord using the extend/retract switch located in the same compartment near the cord reel. After extend-ing the shore power cord, connect the cord to the campground shore power receptacle.
Disconnecting and stowing the shore power cord
Reverse the applicable process (manual or powered cord reel) to disconnect, retract, and stow the power cord.
Refer to and follow all safety information found in the manufacturer’s owner pamphlet in-cluded with your warranty packet.
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