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Old 01-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Question question on surge protector

I have a portable 50 amp surge protector that I used with my previous 50 amp FW. I now have a Jayco 30 amp FW and want to know if I can use this 50 amp surge protector with 30 amp service by using plug adapters (or "dog bone" type connectors)?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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It's my understanding that your portable 50amp surge protector will work just fine with your 30amp FW, just the hassle of dealing with an adapter(s).

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Absolutely, but as Bob said the adapters will be the problem since you may need two at a park that only has 30 amp service. 30-50 and then 50-30
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Yea, I may be better off purchasing a new surge protector given the price of two converter plugs!
Thanks for the advice.
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Just throwing some options on the table since you are considering going with a 30amp unit...., I hardwired an EMS unit in my 30amp TT;

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...em+progressive

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Just throwing some options on the table since you are considering going with a 30amp unit...., I hardwired an EMS unit in my 30amp TT;

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...em+progressive

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That was a nice "mod". I've thought about an EMS but it's not in the $ at this time (retirement has its advantages AND disadvantages) so I figure a surge protector is better than nuttin'
Thanks for the info Bob.
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I have considered a surge protector for some time, but the price tag keeps me from pulling the trigger. I am going to keep it on my wish list for now.
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I have considered a surge protector for some time, but the price tag keeps me from pulling the trigger. I am going to keep it on my wish list for now.
Remember this when you blow the TV and Microwave next summer..... I know they are expensive but it is like insurance... if you dont have it you WILL need it.
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Remember this when you blow the TV and Microwave next summer..... I know they are expensive but it is like insurance... if you dont have it you WILL need it.
That's kinda what I thought and is why I spent about 1/3 the price of the EMS for a surge protector. I know it does not protect me against some current fluctuation but at least I have some level of protection against spikes in current, which I am told happens quite often at RV parks. Having said that, an EMS is in my future.
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By putting in an in-line surge protector, Does that affect your warranty?
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