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Old 12-18-2010, 02:09 PM   #21
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I was referring to the brand, SurgeGuard shown at the link below. So I don't screw up, is this sufficient? It's what I had on my Cherokee.
http://www.trci.net/products/surge-g...s/30a-hardwire
Actually, that's an excellent product. I still think a meter inside the coach is a good addition.
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If wondering, I have a Surge Guard 30A "hardwire" device in my TT as well.

I noticed Surge Guard documentation contains "Low (<102V) and High (>132V) Voltage". The AC meters in above post have a green zone between 110-120 range. They have a red zone between 102 and 110. Thus, both zones do NOT align.

The more I think about it, I should get an AC meter installed in my TT as well. With a needle (or digital) gauge, I'll see its exact number - for its exact number in that point in time. And if needed, manually turn off my AC's setting - if within this 102-110 zone too much.

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:36 PM   #23
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Here`s an interesting discussion on low voltage, one of several I have read: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/24217171.cfm
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Here`s an interesting discussion on low voltage, one of several I have read: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/24217171.cfm
I will read this, but now I'm tempted to ask the usefulness of the voltage meter. Obviously, you don't watch it like a hawk but is it wrong to think of it like an oil idiot light in the car, you can notice it's not on, look away, oil filter blows out and next time you look at the light it's because your engine just locked up? Or if it's a hundred out and it checks 113, you can pretty much take comfort that the park service is okay? I'll sure get one but a lesson here would be appreciated. This whole thread has been very helpful to me. And if SurgeGuard lets voltage drop to nearly a hundred, I'll have to pop for that more expensive unit.
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I will read this, but now I'm tempted to ask the usefulness of the voltage meter. Obviously, you don't watch it like a hawk but is it wrong to think of it like an oil idiot light in the car, you can notice it's not on, look away, oil filter blows out and next time you look at the light it's because your engine just locked up? Or if it's a hundred out and it checks 113, you can pretty much take comfort that the park service is okay? I'll sure get one but a lesson here would be appreciated. This whole thread has been very helpful to me. And if SurgeGuard lets voltage drop to nearly a hundred, I'll have to pop for that more expensive unit.
No I do not watch mine like a hawk, more like an occasional glance. 95% of the time there will not be an issue with voltage. Just check it out when you first hook up. If its real hot and there are a lot of rigs in the park or the voltage is marginal when you first hook up then more due diligence in monitoring the meter may be in order. I keep my meter plugged into a recept above the kitchen counter next to my tank level panel so I can easily monitor all these functions at one time. The nice thing about the one in the link is that it has a recept built into it so you can plug something into it if necessary and it is backlit so you can see it at night. I have no experience with the Surge guards or their capabilities but I`m sure they are a good idea and should afford some protection from surges and drops in voltage.
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Thanks, Crabman.
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