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Old 07-10-2018, 06:59 AM   #1
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Surge protector

After some problems I finally bought a surge protector. Its the portable type and I have some questions.
How many put some type of lock on them?
How many have actually had one stolen?
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We lock ours....typically with 1 or 2 of these (as necessary)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E25VD72/ref=dp_cerb_2
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In the last 15 years I've never locked mine.

Just curious, which surge protector did you get?
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I've had my surge guard for 11 years without a locking device and it's never been stolen .... yet.
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Just got mine. I am locking it.
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its a progressive ssp 50xl
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its a progressive ssp 50xl
That is the same one I have, but more mature. Hope you don't mind a hint or two. That unit does not "Protect" against very dangerous Open Neutral or Reverse Polarity, it merely "indicates" such. The very first time I used mine I plugged into a Open Neutral campground plug. That open neutral sent over 200 volts into the motorhome causing smoke, crackling sounds, a loud pop and a stench you wouldn't believe. After $1000 in parts alone, I read the instructions for the SSP 50 and they indicate to plug the unit into the plug first and if all the lights are correct then it is safe to plug in the RV to it. The more expensive ones do protect.
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I bought a portable surge guard with there locking hasp eight years ago and haven't had a bit of trouble with it. I've see YouTube videos on wrapping a chain around the power cords to help prevent someone from walking away with it. But I've never had any issues with mine. I've read others on this blog ask similar questions like yours and many of the responses said they have never heard of one being stolen. If you do a search here you may find those other posts to read. Good luck with your search.
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I was concerned about theft. So, I modified the cabling so that the portable protector plugs into a short pigtail to the transfer switch, and the long cable is essentially a long extension cord. When connected, the protector is locked inside the storage bay.
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I installed mine in the basement compartment.

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