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Old 02-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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I have been reading about voltage meters and came across this product. http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Products...I2IOIZAHJBTPP9 . I understand that once power has been established to the TT, that it will monitor what the TT is receiving. As you can see it also checks for correct polarity, reversed polarity, open neutral, and open ground. They all sound important to me, but wouldn't I want to know if one of these were wrong or bad before I hook my power up at the campsite? How would I do that. I have a 50 amp to 30 amp doogle that I use sometimes(my TT is 30 amp), and I also have a 30amp to 110 as well. If I plug my 30 amp to 110 into the campsite pedestal, then plug this meter into the 110 side before hooking my TT to the pedestal, it would alert me to any issues, correct? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #2
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That is not what I would recommend.

These 3 items will accomplish what you want. Use the polarity tester with the adapter to check the wiring before connecting the trailer. Another point to consider, checking the 110V/20A outlet does not guarantee the 30A outlet is wired correctly. The wiring will not change so it need not be continuously monitored. Plug the voltmeter into a convenient outlet to continuously monitor the voltage.

http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Products...s=voltmeter+rv

http://www.amazon.com/GE-50542-Recep...pd_sbs_auto_12

http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-Male-F...30+amp+adapter

However, if you want the ultimate protection this is the device. It pricey but cheaper than a burned up air conditioner.

http://www.dyersonline.com/progressi...nt-system.html


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That is not what I would recommend.

These 3 items will accomplish what you want. Use the polarity tester with the adapter to check the wiring before connecting the trailer. Another point to consider, checking the 110V/20A outlet does not guarantee the 30A outlet is wired correctly. The wiring will not change so it need not be continuously monitored. Plug the voltmeter into a convenient outlet to continuously monitor the voltage.

http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Products...s=voltmeter+rv

http://www.amazon.com/GE-50542-Recep...pd_sbs_auto_12

http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-Male-F...30+amp+adapter

However, if you want the ultimate protection this is the device. It pricey but cheaper than a burned up air conditioner.

http://www.dyersonline.com/progressi...nt-system.html


Hope this helps.
Is this the same item that you linked to at dryers?
http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-In...=pd_sim_auto_4
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No. The one you linked to is primarily a surge suppressor. It does not provide the same level of protection. Though it does detect a mis-wired receptacle but that can be accomplished for $5 and does not need full time monitoring.

I have the expensive unit but still use the 3-light device I pointed out to test the pedestal before I even back my trailer in.
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No. The one you linked to is primarily a surge suppressor. It does not provide the same level of protection. Though it does detect a mis-wired receptacle but that can be accomplished for $5 and does not need full time monitoring.

I have the expensive unit but still use the 3-light device I pointed out to test the pedestal before I even back my trailer in.
I found a used one of the one you linked to on Dryers. He wants $150 for it. States it has been only used a couple of times. Is it a good idea to go used? I can't look at it before I buy because it is in another state. Do they go bad? Another quick question concerning the 3 light device you mentioned. I just plug the adapter into the pedestal then plug the 3 light device into that, right? Thanks again.
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Personally I would not buy a used one. There is no simple way to verify all of its functionality. The cheap can turn out expensive. Bite the bullet and do it right.

"Another quick question concerning the 3 light device you mentioned. I just plug the adapter into the pedestal then plug the 3 light device into that, right?"
Yes.
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