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Old 04-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Electrical Question

Hi friends. Electricity is my weak suite but I think my question is easy for you smart guys. I don't want to make an assumption and have it turn out to be expensive. I'm assuming that if I buy a 50 amp surge guard/power protector (such as this one) it will still protect me when using the adapter to my plug and plugged into a 30 amp pedestal. I'm guessing it's an "up to" number but I want to be sure. We've only been at this a little over a year and have always had 50 amp campsites. But the one we are heading to in a couple of weeks only has 30 amp hookups. I found a nice list of approximate amp draws that I can use to stay below 30 but I'd also like to know if there is some simple device to plug in somewhere to tell me my draw at a given moment. Thanks in advance for the help. This forum is a gem for us new folks!

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Old 04-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Yes, that will work fine.

The unit you linked to has an LCD display that shows the current draw. You don't need another device to show that.

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If your motor home has an Intellitec Powerline Monitor, it will shed loads as necessary and show the load in amps. it doesn't show load with a 50 amp connection, only 30 amp.
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