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Old 03-24-2015, 06:49 PM   #11
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Yes, I have had a converter destroyed by a campground neutral failure in the middle of the night. It was immediately after that I purchased a Progressive Industries EMS PT-30.

Since then I have been to a state park campground where I found 10 sites with the hot/neutral reversed.

Any who does not at least check the pedestal for proper wiring and voltage is simply rolling the dice and trusting to their luck. Obviously luck holds good for most people. MOST campers I watch set up never check anything. Just plug 'er in!
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:01 PM   #12
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A couple of years ago when it was hot out, We were at a state park campground and i noticed at night the red led was flashing occasionally on my surge guard. I walked over to the pedestal and watched the display for a bit. When it flashed, the display would read "Open Neutral". It would only happen for a few seconds and go away. It seemed to happen when the campground was really full. We stayed there for a week. When the place emptied out on Monday, the problem went away for the week until the following Friday when the place filled up again. The park rangers sent an electrician to check things out and found nothing causing it. He blamed the surge guard. I tried to get a return visit from him on the following weekend...no luck. To this day my surge guard works fine.

One thing I really did notice is the huge voltage drop when the place filled up. When the CG is empty, my display reads 122 Volts. when it's full, it's usually in the 112-115 Volt range.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:09 PM   #13
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My EMS shut off power for low voltage several times, 3 or 4, always during hot days in busy campgrounds.

It has also detected one instance of a bad ground connection, which ironically enough was a CG owned by the utility company at one of their hydroelectric generation lakes. The had a tech to my site in an hour or so how corrected the issue at the pedestal.

I don't know if any of these events would have caused damage to my TT, but I didn't/don't have to worry about it thanks to my SurgeGuard.
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A few years ago I was connected to power and noticed that every time we would to enter the RV, we'd get a shock when touching the door or grab handle. Was occurring to other campers around me too. The campground owner eventually tracked down the issue to an open ground on a light pole that was on the same circuit. Bought a surge protector after that.
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:55 PM   #15
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Is this the one to get? I have 30 amp in my TT Progressive Industries 30 Amp Portable Surge Protector from tweetys.com
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:59 PM   #16
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A few years ago I was connected to power and noticed that every time we would to enter the RV, we'd get a shock when touching the door or grab handle. Was occurring to other campers around me too. The campground owner eventually tracked down the issue to an open ground on a light pole that was on the same circuit. Bought a surge protector after that.
Be aware that a surge protector only will not help in this scenario. Only a full EMS will kill the power in this situation.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:05 PM   #17
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A HA! ...... So this is what I need? Progressive Industries Portable 30AMP Electrical Management System Might be a little woried about it growing legs in the middle of the night at that price though. Any security for it?
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a ha! ...... So this is what i need? progressive industries portable 30amp electrical management system might be a little woried about it growing legs in the middle of the night at that price though. Any security for it?
that's it!

It has a tab that can be used for a cable lock. Many pedestals can be closed and locked with a padlock. I do this whenever possible which is most of the time.

Built in Lock Bracket: Allows the user to secure to power source to prevent theft.
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Or, you could get install a hard wire system. It can't walk off, you can't forget to bring it, and nobody can drop a BBQ cooker on it.
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A HA! ...... So this is what I need? Progressive Industries Portable 30AMP Electrical Management System Might be a little woried about it growing legs in the middle of the night at that price though. Any security for it?
I have the hard wired Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C. I sleep well knowing it will not grow legs at night.

Progressive Indistries 30 Amp Electrical Management System w Remote Display
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