No power leaving circuit breaker

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Old 07-27-15, 09:37 AM
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So I had to replace the power converter in camper. I have everything wired back together , only you guessed it. It's not working. I have power going into my circuit breaker, and the circuit breaker is registering power but no power coming out of breaker. So I am just looking for some ideas on what might be wrong
 
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Old 07-27-15, 09:45 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I combined your two threads into one. Splitting a topic causes confusion.

How can you have the circuit breaker registering power but no power coming out ?
If you are using a non contact tester pen..... put it away and grab a wired meter or a voltage tester.

You need to physically check from the screw terminal of the breaker to neutral (white) for power.
 

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So I have a tandem 15-20 amp circuit breaker in the power converter or my camper. I have power going into breaker, and the breaker itself is showing that it's got current into it. However I have no current leaving the breaker. Does any one have some ideas on what it might be.
 
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Old 07-27-15, 10:49 AM
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First as asked by PJ we need to know what you are using to measure power. If it is a non contact tester that won't give reliable information.
 
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Old 07-27-15, 11:16 AM
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I have power going into breaker......the breaker itself is showing that it's got current into it.....However I have no current leaving the breaker.
How do you know you have power going into the breaker?

How does the breaker show it has current into it?

How do you know you have no current leaving the breaker?

Like others have already asked, what type of tester are you using?
 
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I was using one of those voltage pens. So that showed me power in the main line, and I stuck the pen up next to the breaker and it showed power there as well. But the 2 lines leading from the circuit breaker were dead.
 
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If the two lines leading from the breaker out are dead.... then the breaker is tripped or defective.
 
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Old 07-28-15, 09:44 AM
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I was using one of those voltage pens.
They are worthless for testing. You need a multimeter, preferably analog. (A cheap $8-$15 one is fine.)
 
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Ok. Well I am off to get a new breaker and to pick up one of those multimeters. We will see what happens. Thanks for the advice
 
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