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Old 04-08-2016, 07:31 AM   #1
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Well The Geezer on a budget is at it again, my just completed Camp Site Power Pole Checker. I know it just tells me if it wired correctly,and the voltage.I'm also able to unplug the Volt Meter ( checked it with a Fluke meter and very close ) and plug inside the Camper to monitor voltage,

Lets see, i had the 30 amp rv to 15 amp household, and the swivel cube tap, so total outlay of cash ( Amazon ) about $15.
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I just stick the power cord in. If the microwave cooks popcorn and the TV works, it must be OK.
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This is ok for a permanent fault. What about the transitory faults? Those are the ones that bite ya.

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No surge or spike protection. You only need that about once.
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I stated that i knew that it gives me no protection !!!! Just trying to help the ones, like i was, that plugged in with no idea if the wiring or voltage was correct, with a minimum outlay of cash.

This is getting to be a hard group, unless $$$$$$$ , Guess i should have posted this in the Camping on a Budget section, maybe would have been more accepted for what it is there !
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Cool idea, I camped for years without knowing to check before plugging in and certainly didn't have the budget then for a fancy surge guard. This is a great idea and a useful tool for those just starting out. Thanks for sharing.
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Well The Geezer on a budget is at it again, my just completed Camp Site Power Pole Checker. I know it just tells me if it wired correctly,and the voltage.I'm also able to unplug the Volt Meter ( checked it with a Fluke meter and very close ) and plug inside the Camper to monitor voltage,

Lets see, i had the 30 amp rv to 15 amp household, and the swivel cube tap, so total outlay of cash ( Amazon ) about $15.
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I have the very same digital voltage readouts in the Coach in two places that is when it can be seen.......
Then got a couple more of them(Wonderful gadget) and put them in the house also..........Seem to look at them every time I pass them
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Great idea. I've got everything but the plug in volt meter and it's only $9 on Amazon.
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The reason why surge protection is mentioned is not because we want you to spend money. It's because we want to help you avoid meeting Mr Murphy. You know him?

A new microwave that fits above a camper stove costs a lot more than the surge protector does.
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Neat idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Surge protector?
Energy Management System!
Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C saved my rig from one lightning hit, 2 low voltage issues, and several open neutral issues at the pedestal. My neighbors didn't fare so well.
It's about $300.
I also plug it into the pedestal and read the status before I park the rig.
Don't get me wrong. Meters are great. Constantly vigilance by PI is awesome.


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Nice job! Probably all most of us need.
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