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Old 02-02-2016, 01:35 PM   #29
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For folks getting PI's portable unit; are there any recommendations for securing this to prevent theft?
The best answer I've heard for this, and the one I chose to go with, is to buy a 30amp (or 50amp, whichever you use) extension. Plug the extension into the pedestal and run the female end into your power bay, where you plug the surge protector into the extension and line from the coach into the surge protector, now lock your bay.
Your surge protector is now nicely locked up where no one can see it, and as a bonus it's out of the elements. Yes they are supposed to be weather 'proof', but there are several posts here claiming that's not always the case.
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The best answer I've heard for this, and the one I chose to go with, is to buy a 30amp (or 50amp, whichever you use) extension. Plug the extension into the pedestal and run the female end into your power bay, where you plug the surge protector into the extension and line from the coach into the surge protector, now lock your bay.
Your surge protector is now nicely locked up where no one can see it, and as a bonus it's out of the elements. Yes they are supposed to be weather 'proof', but there are several posts here claiming that's not always the case.
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I have never had a device and never had a problem, just lucky I guess. But wondering what you do if you get to a park and the voltage is low. You just going to leave? In some places that might be the only park open. Do you think you are going to get a refund? It's good to have a protector but what do you do if it keeps tripping?
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In my case, the one time it happened to me, I plugged into the regular 120v outlet and used an adapter. The 30amp outlet on the pedestal was way low in voltage and the protector kept shutting off (something like 90, if I remember correctly), but the 120v side was fine.
You can always just plug in and hope for the best, but I wouldn't recommend running the AC or any other expensive appliances that could fail from low voltage.
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I have never had a device and never had a problem, just lucky I guess. But wondering what you do if you get to a park and the voltage is low. You just going to leave? In some places that might be the only park open. Do you think you are going to get a refund? It's good to have a protector but what do you do if it keeps tripping?

Low voltage or high for that matter, are slow killers. Low voltage to A/C units, causes them to consume more amps and run hot. This will shorten the life of the unit. If you use one of these EMS type units then you are saying that you don't want substandard power in your RV. If you are in a campground and the EMS keeps interrupting your power, then you have to decide if you really mean it. If you run into low voltage a lot then you might be a candidate for an Autoformer.
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I have never had a device and never had a problem, just lucky I guess. But wondering what you do if you get to a park and the voltage is low. You just going to leave? In some places that might be the only park open. Do you think you are going to get a refund? It's good to have a protector but what do you do if it keeps tripping?

I would run the generator for awhile and then check again. Chances are the voltage isn't low all the time....just when there is heavy demand. If it doesn't change, take your EMS to any other open sites and check to see if the power is good there....if it is then ask to move sites.
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You basically have 2x2 choices... There are some more but there are basically just 2x2.

First choice. Portable or hard wired:
Portable is easy to transfer to the new RV when you trade in, and heaven forbid the thing go wonkey it's easy to "Bypass" But it is also easy to say "oh, it's just one night, Forget it" and it can grow legs.

Hard wired is always there, No work to hook it up, Invisible and thus legless.. But harder to bypass.. OH, and when it shuts you down, the remote display is INSIDE where you can easily see it .


Progressive Industries or TRC Surge Guard?

Progressive warrants their units for as long as you own them

TRC Surge Guard is 1 year

And that tells you what the MANUFACTURER thinks about it.
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