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Old 06-18-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Surge protectors

Is there any need to lock or secure your surge protector so that no one borrows it? and how would u do this?

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Old 06-18-2014, 09:22 AM   #2
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I keep mine in a outside compartment and run the shore cord to it.
But I did have to modify the shore cord and the one that goes into the MH.

I also have a PowerMaster Autoformer in the same compartment.

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Old 06-18-2014, 01:04 PM   #3
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I have a portable 50 AMP surge protector that I use. Most if not all pedestal mounted electric boxes have a clasp that projects thru the cover. When you plug in and turn on the power for the 50/30 amp circuit you can close the box and put a lock through the clasp. This will secure the top half of the surge protector; I also lock the power cord and the female portion of the surge protector together; with a locking box and lock. This box is made out of plastic and is designed to fit the female and male portions of the connection. I purchase the locking box from Camping world.

But remember if someone really wants the power cable and surge protector they will get it.

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I normally do not secure mine, and connect it at the pedestal. There is a ring on it where a cable lock could be used. On the to-do wish list is the modify the cabling to have it inside the electric bay, not so much for security but just for convenience and the occasional pedestal with limited room to hang the unit. If I do have a feeling that I am somewhere I should secure it, I have a extension cable that could be used to have it reside in the electric bay.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:47 PM   #5
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I purchased the tubular lock for mine and lock it every night. As far as I know no one has ever bothered it. If it looks like it is more trouble than it is worth that may be why I still have it. Besides the $20 for the locking cover is way less than a tank of gas so why not get one and stop worrying.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:30 PM   #6
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This one is cheap and easy to use.Amazon.com: Technology Research 34590 Universal Lock: Automotive
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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I installed mine in a bay.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:02 AM   #8
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That is a really clean looking configuration.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:35 AM   #9
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Well, sticky fingers do find them attractive,, They sell a lock for the job.

On my Autoformer I looked at two things .. One is "Sticky Fingers" that puppy is heavy and worth a lot at a scrap yard.

Two: Parks with "No autoformers allowed" postings...

And thus, you won't find my autoformer,,, At least not without a search warrant and tools.

And in the middle of the night... Well, you won't like trying to find it then.. Two cats and one big owner may bother you.

My surge guard is still a portable but I'm working on mounting it inside as well.. Basically just a couple things to go before I do that, mostly a cord.
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Surge protectors

I lock mine to the pedestal.
If anybody wanted my stuff, they could easily take my Weber or other such things laying about without having to cut a lock.
Theft-free for many decades!

BTW, I dont have just a surge protector. I have an EMS.

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