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Old 04-08-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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No campground AC

Here we are at South Lake Tahoe campground
Premium site mmmmm
Set up BBQ in front of Rv as no room beside
Plugged into 30 amp - could not get the transfer switch to change over to Ac
Tested the pedestal - no volts
Tested the next empty pedestal and plugged in - now I have 30 amp
Gone for the day - come back - no AC
Disconnected and reconnected to see Low frequency warning on the Alladin, and the transfer switch decided it wasn't good enough so back to generator.
Is this a regular occurrence??
I've never had it happen to me b4
I am assuming it is the campground and not a problem with the surge protector
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If I were you, I would be heading up to the office to see if they have a breaker off or some other problem
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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Use your VOM and test the receptacles
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:12 PM   #4
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see Low frequency warning on the Alladin

I am not familiar with the Alladin. I gather "low frequency" indicates low hertz of incoming power supplied by pedestal, 60hz is normal. Unfortunately a handheld VOM will not measure hertz cycles. I would feel thankful that your Alladin safe guarded your rig and equipment. I would ask to move to another site in hopes of finding "clean" power. In answer to your question..... NO this is not normal. Note... some campground maintanence workers are not skilled at troubleshooting these power problems and will attempt to blame your equipment.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:36 PM   #5
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We"ll be in Yosemite tomorrow so let's hope I'm just in a crappy site for now.
I have a surge protector that came with the Signature and a spare EMC50 I think it is in the spares box.
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That's the reason I would never leave home without the Progressive Industries HW-50C EMS! JMHO!
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:24 AM   #8
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Low Frequency is very rare.. Low voltage is very common.

Advice to speak with management, epically on a "Premium" site is sound. Very sound. Ask them to buy fuel for genny at the very least (Refund of part or all of parking fee).
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:17 PM   #9
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Now at Yosemite with full hook up and no issues
It obviously was there issue.
They did promise to compensate me but since they didn't - well you all know about the campground now.
I was surprised to see my Alladin report that the frequency was off but happy that the transfer switch protected the coach.
Love Yosemite!!!
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To close off this thread.
My coach and toad are happily resting in indoor storage in Los Angeles and I'm back at work in Brisbane Australia.
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Good to hear you had a safe and enjoyable trip!

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Many digital multimeters will read Hz.

I doubt whether any electricity supply tied in to the national grid can have significant variations in frequency.
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I am new to the RV'ing world, but fortunately, I found this site pretty quickly. It was here I found out about the Progressive EMS-PT50C. It has already found one bad pedestal since last August. That pedestal could have trashed my electrical system. I, like MSHappyCampers above, would not leave home without it. We are currently camping in Pine Mountain, Ga, visiting Callaway Gardens and Roosevelt's Little White House. We are currently under a flash flood warning with lightning striking all around us. I feel much safer being protected by that unit. Thanks for some great advice.
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