Originally Posted by anav8or
Another thing to consider... I have a portable 50 amp "Surge Guard" protector that I use on our Seneca. I plug the surge protector into the shore power cord in the power bay and use a 30' 50amp extension cord for the run to the power pedestal. That way the surge protector is locked up safe and sound and I save wear and tear on the shore line that came with the coach.
anav8or, I like the set up you describe here. I have a couple questions for you. Would a 50Amp Technology Research Voltage Regulator 10175 (made in China) fit in the power bay with your Surge Guard? I ask because the TH in my signature section is currently in production so I can't check if there would be room. The dimensions are: 24.5 x 17.5 x 13 inches and weighs a whopping 50 lbs.
Of course, there's the 50 Amp Autoformer which is made in the USA with dimensions of: 14.9 x 13.5 x 11.4 inches and weighs 36 lbs. however, one of the ratings off of Amazon specified the following possible disturbing claim to which I will be contacting the mfg. and inquiring about
"Inside I discovered that it was a single phase 30A circuit wired to the split phase 50A whip and jumpered to the 50A Outlet...
The way it was wired only one of the two hot leads from the park meter was being used. They wired that single hot wire from the whip through their single phase (30A MAX) circuit and jumped it to both of the hot terminals on the 50A outlet on the Autoformer. Think of it like plugging your 50A RV into a 30A adapter and running it off of the park's 30A hookup. All the while there’s a perfectly working 50A hookup right there next to it.
No wonder I couldn't get the power I needed out of it when I ran both AC's—Piece of junk!
Thankfully I never actually paid for one of these units for myself (approximately $500.00). If I had, I would report the manufacturer for falsely advertising and selling a 30A unit as a 50A unit. They should really be ashamed of selling these things for such a high price tag so fraudulently."
I am such a perfectionist, I am my own worse enemy at times.