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Old 01-29-2015, 01:39 AM   #1
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Got a call yesterday about a trailer that would have their lights dim and their tv shut off when the neighbours trailer electric furnace would kick on. The neighbour unit was just moved onto site and just had their hydro connected.
They say they never had the issue until after hydro was connected.

I went through and tightened all connections, panel in trailer, the junction box under trailer, the connections in meter distribution. Sat there while the neighbour cranked their furnace, nothing happened, no flicker or anything.
Thought all was good until got call this morning that it started right after we left yesterday. But was fine all night.

Went back today and rechecked main disconnect and everything I could think of. Checked hydro connections at service entrance, all looked good and tight.

Main service is a 3phase 600A feed and only about 8 x 100A trailers connected, still got room for about another 7 units still.

I am at a loss as to what the cause is.

The one trailer is on phase A and B and the other is phase A and C.

I swapped the hots on the one trailer to see if it would be less load on the one leg, the one their tv and what not are on. Haven't got called back, but will find out tomorrow when I talk to park owner again.

Any one have any ideas? Or had this issue before?

Curious if one of the trailers has their neutral grounded in their panel instead of floating could be a cause?

They are all on smart meters as we'll, possibly faulty or poorly connected meter? Seems odd it was only after the new unit was put in.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:42 AM   #2
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Curious if one of the trailers has their neutral grounded in their panel instead of floating could be a cause?
could be a culprit.seems to me to be a return(neutral) issue.

did you get the actual current that the furnace draws with a clamp meter?
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You must have a poor connection somewhere !
could be a dirty switch contact / faulty meter base etc etc etc
You could try using a I R camera
look for hot spots
bad connecttions always create extra heat
Many mobile phones have I R camera's in them
Very handy !

Let us know how you go ?
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Is this service underground? Sometime the poco's connections are the problem,especially if it's overhead. Are the services aluminum or copper?
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