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Old 07-20-2019, 05:24 PM   #1
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Surge Protector lock?

I just bought a EMS-PT50X 50 how does everyone lock them up at a campsite?
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:35 PM   #2
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Never locked and never had a problem. If I pulled into a place that looked like I would have an issue with theft I would pull right back out.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
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I installed it in the service bay ( spliced the plugs into the power cord )

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I have been on the road fulltime for 6 years. Never had anything stolen, Surge Guard, chairs etc. I do lock up my $500 bicycle however.
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I didn't know they made these, but Surge Guard has a lock that locks the coach plug to the Surge Guard plug. They're about $25 on Amazon.

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You can just put a padlock on the pedestal cover. Most have a tab for this to prevent opening the cover and thus disconnecting the protecter
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I bought a good bicycle cable lock. It won’t stop a determined thief, but it will keep an honest man honest.
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I camped by a guy that lock his to his cord, I started laughing because you could unplug from box and camper and steal his whole cord and surge protector.
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I did what Clifftall did. I mounted it in the bay and plugged into it there. This way you donít have to carry it to the pedestal and have it hanging there.
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I camped by a guy that lock his to his cord, I started laughing because you could unplug from box and camper and steal his whole cord and surge protector.

^ Did you tell him?
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You can just put a padlock on the pedestal cover. Most have a tab for this to prevent opening the cover and thus disconnecting the protecter
I have been tempted to do that but realized myself or someone else may have to get to those 50amp breakers in a hurry if they happen to see smoke or sparks coming from the panel.
Also, in many government parks a lot of pedestals have been backed into and it would take time and tools to straighten and align the tabs with the holes.
Edit. Tried to post a pic of a damaged pedestal but apparently I'm not allowed to.
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I do this same thing but use a cable and there is always a hole in the pedestal cover to put the padlock through. I am not too concerned but when we leave camp unattended for a full day I just feel better knowing someone can't just unplug it and walk away. Trust only goes so far with a bunch of strangers.
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Thatís how I do mine unless I can lock the parks cover. That said Iíve never had ant theft issues with chairs , bbq, etc.
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