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Old 03-27-2016, 09:22 AM   #21
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Thanks for taking the time to document this work.

It is very helpful to someone wanting to do these mods.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:32 AM   #22
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An EMS is an electrical safety device. I have thought about buying one, but have not. I have a 30 amp to 15 amp adaptor then have a plug in wiring tester, to ensure things are wired properly. That's all I do for testing. I do turn the circuit breaker off before plugging in/out.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:52 AM   #23
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I like to just use this small unit to test the circuit (LOWES)



I also like to have a RV PLUG in AC VOLTMETER (AMAZON) that has the 'SAFE ZONE' displayed in green...


I always glance at the meter before I turn on anything high wattage like the Air Conditioner - Microwave etc...

Of course the best Insurance is install the system already described here as it does all of this for you automatic and will trip OFF-LINE if something is not right...

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Old 03-27-2016, 10:38 AM   #24
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This is a good tester, but it looks like it's only good for the 15/20amp outlet on the post.

Do they make one for the 30 or 50 amp outlet?
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:49 AM   #25
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Here is a link to what I think is one of the best home built RV power testers:
50 Amp Outlet Tester
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Obviously if the power is out you'd be aware of it; the pedestal wires may also be crossed - and not be obvious - and so all appears well. BUT without continuous monitoring you wouldn't know if the voltage shot up (or down).

These better units recognize ALL these situations and take immediate corrective action, automatically.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:08 AM   #27
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NO SHOCK ZONE has these two chart that are to keep and use to test the pedestal 50A and 30A/20A/15A connectors using a multimeter...

50A Connector



30A/20A/15A Connector (Which all three are wired the same)



Neat stuff to have in a book somewhere...
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:18 AM   #28
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And here is a all in one 50 amp tester ($$$):
Campground RV Electrical Test Device – 50 Amp Power Pal
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This is a good tester, but it looks like it's only good for the 15/20amp outlet on the post.

Do they make one for the 30 or 50 amp outlet?
Either of the tester RoyBrady pictured can be used with adapters to measure 110v. Just don't leave them out in the weather. I have one plugged into my utility center outlet and the meter is inside near the sink.
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If you do a fair amount of camping you will see every thing from real bad to excellent.
I have been in cg's where the staff did pm's on the electrical system and others where it had not been looked at in years.

I make it a point to close the electrical box when walking around a campground if someone has checked out and left it open. Just keeping them protected from the weather will prolong the life of the insides. Also report dripping faucets Drives me nuts to have a faucet dripping all the time.
I too HATE dripping faucets. Some not only drip, but they have a little stream.
Then all the ground around it is soaked, right where you have to touch the electrical.
I don't understand why campgrounds turn a blind eye to those things.
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