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Old 07-05-2020, 09:30 AM   #1
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50amp surge protector

I need to replace the plug on my cord. I have a 50 amp surge protector that I purchased at Camping world. I was wondering if anyone has taken the screws out of the surge protector and wired it directly to the cable?
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Depending on the model, yes you can

Most are secured by set bolts, not pressed or soldered
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I don't see any reason that wouldn't work fine as long as you can get into the protector and there is space for doing the wiring.

Only problem I see is if the protector went belly-up and wasn't passing AC voltage. Then you would be dead in the water with no way to get power to the RV!
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Before you go to that extent, just what kind of protector did you buy? If it only protects against surges and warns you of mis-wired or faulty power inputs, but does not cut power to the RV for low power situations, I would advise upgrading to a different type before a permanent install.



A true EMS (Electrical Management System) protector is recommended for RVs because most damage comes from low voltages, maybe on only one line, not surges. These devices detect faults in the pedestal but do not allow power to pass to the RV unless the fault is removed. Then, they continually monitor the power input and if a problem appears later, they shut down power to the RV for protection. Power to the RV is restored when the source power is, once again, safe.


Less expensive protectors only use LEDs to indicate proper wiring and some to indicate low voltage, but they continue to allow power to the RV regardless of its safety.
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