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Old 11-01-2016, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Placing neutral(negative) for 12 volt with 110 volt neutral

Looks like in my converter 110 volt compartment all the 12 volt neutrals (white wires) are connected to the 110 volt neutral bus. What's the explanation for this. I'm adding a 12 volt plug and I'm surprised by this. Thanks for any information.
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110 Volt AC: Hot, Neutral, Ground

12 Volt DC: Positive, Negative (negative ground to chassis)

110 V neutral is not bonded to ground in RV's at the RV electrical panel.

Here's some info: 120 VAC in your RV

If neutral and ground are bonded and you plug into a reversed polarity outlet then you, someone else, or your pet potentially could become the path to ground.

The two RV's I have now both have a separate 12V buss bar for common 12V negative connections. That buss bar is located near but outside of the panel/converter enclosure.

You might find various color wires used on the 12V side.

Talking to an electrician about this would be a good idea.
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Thanks for the response. I have now more closely checked the 110 volt neutral bar and yes they are only 110 volt white wires and there are no 12 volt connections in that compartment.
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Thanks for the response. I have now more closely checked the 110 volt neutral bar and yes they are only 110 volt white wires and there are no 12 volt connections in that compartment.

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