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Old 06-17-2019, 06:53 PM   #1
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77 trillium blows breaker inside trailer when trying to make a Keurig coffee.

What needs to be done as most sites we visit are 30 amp and I cannot do anything inside. Is there easy fixes for this?
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:54 PM   #2
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agreco, if you have the original power center and you are only running the coffee maker when the circuit breaker pops, the push button AC breaker is probably worn out. Just replace it.
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agreco, if you have the original power center and you are only running the coffee maker when the circuit breaker pops, the push button AC breaker is probably worn out. Just replace it.
Id say Jon is 99 % right. Two other very slim possibilities are a bad plug in where the kureig plugs in or an actual problem with a short in the coffee maker . I say this because once I had a pavilion rental by a high school athletic director and he tripped 8 breakers with a nacho cheese warmer and then called us very upset with our electrical service. We went on site and reset the breakers and he tripped five more. His custodian showed up and just laughed at the AD and told him hed have never made it as a custodian. He was not too bright.
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The little white reset button can be replaced have never done that
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The little what reset button tells me it's a GFI plug? Or are you talking about on the Keurig? If on the possible GFI, I'm 99.99% it's simply worn out. I have one in my garage and the kitchen. What I've experienced is that when the one in my garage wore out, it simply tripped and would not reset. And yes of course I replaced it.

If in doubt, take the Keurig out and plug it directly into "Shore" power or the campground's pedestal and try it.

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The little white reset button can be replaced have never done that
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agreco, if you have the original power center and you are only running the coffee maker when the circuit breaker pops, the push button AC breaker is probably worn out. Just replace it.
Where do I find it John.
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agreco, I replaced both the AC and the DC circuit breaker buttons. I found them at Amazon. I purchased the circuit breaker in the link below for the AC side:

"Blue Sea Systems Push Button Reset-Only CLB Circuit Breakers with Quick Connect Terminals"

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Syst...76EQHE4YS&th=1
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agreco, I replaced both the AC and the DC circuit breaker buttons. I found them at Amazon. I purchased the circuit breaker in the link below for the AC side:

"Blue Sea Systems Push Button Reset-Only CLB Circuit Breakers with Quick Connect Terminals"

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Syst...76EQHE4YS&th=1
Does this fit the trillium 77 electric original for size?
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agreco, for my 1978 Trillium 4500, the Power Center original AC push button circuit breaker was rated at 15 amps, and original DC push button circuit breaker was rated at 10 amps. I replaced both circuit breakers matching the original amperage ratings. I suggest you do the same, i.e., examine the original circuit breakers (may need to remove them) to determine the amperage ratings, then replace with circuit breakers matching original amperage ratings.

(Note: I have a 15 amp Power Center which connects to 15 amp shore power.)
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I have no electrical advice, but as a coffee snob perk it on a camp percolator. Any electrical advice for the bean grinder though ��
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Jenn C, get a manual coffee grinder
I'm sure someone can recommend a manual coffee grinder, but you might need to start a new thread to get feedback...
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agreco, for my 1978 Trillium 4500, the Power Center original AC push button circuit breaker was rated at 15 amps, and original DC push button circuit breaker was rated at 10 amps. I replaced both circuit breakers matching the original amperage ratings. I suggest you do the same, i.e., examine the original circuit breakers (may need to remove them) to determine the amperage ratings, then replace with circuit breakers matching original amperage ratings.

(Note: I have a 15 amp Power Center which connects to 15 amp shore power.)
Somewhat interesting, my 6911 power center clearly states 72 watts 12V capacity = 6 amps. If you have the original incandescent bulbs, you will go over 72 watts quickly!!
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I have no electrical advice, but as a coffee snob perk it on a camp percolator. Any electrical advice for the bean grinder though ��


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How many amps is the breaker that is tripping out rated at, and how many watts is your coffee maker rated?


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Education time.

FYI the 30amp service means simply that the maximum the service will supply is 30amps.

A 50 socket and plug will supply anything up to 50 amps. A 15 amp socket and plug will supply up to 15 amps and no more.


My trailer doesn't draw much, it's in the milliamp range (.1 amp or less), but the cord has a 30 amp plug on the end of it, so it gets plugged into a 30amp socket (outlet).


Therefore there's something wrong in the trailer. Circuit breakers do go bad after a long time and need to be replaced. They trip a lot sooner than originally after some period of time.


You'll probably need to take the trailer to an electrician that has the training and tools to trouble shoot the problem.
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I would start with buying one of these.

https://www.amazon.com/P3-P4400-Elec...gateway&sr=8-3

It tells you exactly how much current your device is pulling. And yes I have even attached it to my whole scamp system with a 30-15 adapter from walmart. It will tell you all kinds of things about what is and is not pulling what amount of power. That will give you a lot of the answers you need for what you are trying to do.
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