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Old 07-31-2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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Rv 50 amp surge protector

How do you secure the surge protector to the shore power post so that it doesn't
Wander off. How do you lock yours on?

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Old 07-31-2015, 12:40 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Crypt4u View Post
How do you secure the surge protector to the shore power post so that it doesn't
Wander off. How do you lock yours on?
My progressive is hard wired inside the electrical bay.
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Chain and padlock, but if someone really wants it they can easily cut through the chain, or the sheetmetal tab on the unit. Hardwiring in the RV is the best, like Dennis showed.
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Old 07-31-2015, 03:38 PM   #4
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Camping World sells a lock box.

Surge Guard Universal Lock Hasp - TRC 34590-001 - Surge Protectors - Camping World

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:40 PM   #5
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We have ours hardwired. That thing has more than paid for itself.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:26 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by dennis45 View Post
My progressive is hard wired inside the electrical bay.
How does this relate to the question I wonder?
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:07 PM   #7
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"Crypt4u".......I think one of the easiest ways is to go to the cable/chain department at Home Depot or Lowes. Buy a length of the plastic coated cable in about 1/4" size. Right next to the cable, are some aluminum fittings that slide or the cable, creating a loop and then you smash them with a hammer, creating a cable with ends. Make one fit tight around the cord on the unit and then two more loops you can lock. It won't be theft proof, but will slow down the opportunists.
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I hard wired mine as well.....and included a Hughes autoformer in the loop ...both well worth the cost !!
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:40 PM   #9
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Master Lock makes a bike/treestand lock that is a plastic coated steel cable with a locking mechanism. The cable fits through the metal tab on the Progressive EMS and then locks around the small part of the pedestal underneath the electrical box.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:13 PM   #10
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We use a bicycle lock -- one of the rubber-coated cable models with a large padlock on it. We wrap it around the post and the wire to the PI box really tight.

In areas where we might be a little more concerned, we leave the portable PI box inside the electric bay and run an RV extension cord to it. Uness they break into the electric bay, all they get is the extension cord.

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I just plug mine in. Have been doing it for over 10 years this way.


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