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Old 07-21-2017, 09:40 PM   #15
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What was the voltage where you were plugged in? A simple voltmeter that you can keep plugged into a visible outlet will let you know when voltage is too low and it's time to start the generator.

This is what I bought: Voltage Display . Ten bucks and you have assurance that you may be able to protect your rig from higher current draws when the voltage dips. It's also good for when you're running your generator and are interested in seeing how heavily it's loaded. Voltage droops as loads are added, even with the best governors and voltage regulators. One funny note: if you do buy this and get the code E21, it means that its been plugged in upside down. Get it? It was 123 volts. Puzzled the snot out of me until my wife busted out laughing and pointed out that the name was upside down.
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I've never had an surge protector till I bought this rig. In all my years of RV'ing (1957 on) I've never lost anything to a surge and low power. Need to go buy lotto tickets I guess! Oh wait, I did and still didn't win!
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Tborstad, the installation is very simple and they have very well written instructions. Basically you cut your cord, skin back the jacket, skin back the wiring jackets about 1/2 inch, place the proper wire (by color) into the proper lug and tighten. Replace the cover and secure unit where you want it. Plug it in and there you go. There may even be a video on YouTube.
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