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Old 12-28-2015, 02:14 AM   #31
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Been using mine since this thread with zero problems.I only use it with the generators and not when plugged into shore power.

I spoke to my cousin in law about it a few months back.He is a certified electrician,Walked out to his trailer,same gens,same EMI and same plug.

He laughed when I said you guys said it was unsafe.Then went onto explain a bunch of stuff I didnt really understand.Now I kinda know how people feel when I explain to the what's wrong with there cars or how there car works.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:02 AM   #32
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Been using mine since this thread with zero problems......snip
Made my "cheater" a couple years ago for my Yamaha/PI-EMS setup....., still works fine.

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Old 12-28-2015, 02:24 PM   #33
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He laughed when I said you guys said it was unsafe.T...
The cheater plug when used in the intended situation/system is not of itself unsafe. It is not recommended to bond the neutral to ground anywhere but at the panel. What could be unsafe is when a cheater plug is applied improperly in the wrong system.

It is a bastardized common design plug. Has anybody thought to label it
"Special. Only Use with Generator System" or some other warning?

Don't worry at all. Everything is fine until it isn't.

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Old 12-28-2015, 03:20 PM   #34
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To re-state:


The safest AC electrical system will have EXACTLY one (1) point of bonding between neutral and ground.


When the RV is plugged into a house or at the campground, the facility's panel handles the bonding.


When running an RV from genset, you have to provide the point of bonding AND a good solid ground.


But who is going to carry three 6' sections of grounding rod, pound them into the ground and wire it all up?
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