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Old 01-15-2016, 04:19 PM   #11
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Power strips with built in surge protection can catch fire if the MOV's (metal oxide varistors) are held at an over voltage condition. I will not use them in my camper.
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:01 PM   #12
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Been using this one and an external surge protector since May of 2011 with zero problems.

http://www.amazon.com/Marinco-1RPC50...gree+connector
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:42 PM   #13
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Been using this one and an external surge protector since May of 2011 with zero problems.

Amazon.com: Marinco 1RPC50RV Right Angle Locking Adapter: Automotive
Would your surge protector detect an open neutral down line at the adaptor/cable connection if for some reason the neutral pin melts?
That was my concern and thought the built in Progressive unit would be the only protection.
I found a place selling them for $300, over a hundred dollars cheaper than anyone else.

Did your adapter cable ever straighten out? Mine seems to be perma-curled.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:07 AM   #14
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These right angle connectors have caught on with rv'ers and everyone wanted one. In all the years I had my present rig, I had no problems with it pulling away with the original provided cord. I just bought one cause everyone was talking about what a great idea it is!

Hype only maybe.

It introduces another possible trouble location IMO current opinion.
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Be very careful using one of these, especially the 50a model. I know 3 people who have had problems with then burning open.
Personally, I think part of the problem is they have a twist lock and a screw on locking ring and if you are not pro-active, you may forget to lock it down properly causing poor connections and heat. Just my theory.
Probably a very correct theory as well. I used the MARINCO one for 6 years with the MH and didn't have any proiblem. I know I maxed out the amperage since we did all electric, even in the winter, heat pump and space heaters and had the water heater on elec.
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Would your surge protector detect an open neutral down line at the adaptor/cable connection if for some reason the neutral pin melts?
That was my concern and thought the built in Progressive unit would be the only protection.
I found a place selling them for $300, over a hundred dollars cheaper than anyone else.

Did your adapter cable ever straighten out? Mine seems to be perma-curled.
Don't have answer for you on the surge protector question. My right angle adapter cable has never been a problem with not being straight. Your comments are appreciated. Thanks.
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Been using this one and an external surge protector since May of 2011 with zero problems.

http://www.amazon.com/Marinco-1RPC50...gree+connector

I have been looking at several brands & suppliers of these & the few that will give specs all show 10ga wire on the 50 amp, so I won't buy.Is this one 10 or is it larger?
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I have been looking at several brands & suppliers of these & the few that will give specs all show 10ga wire on the 50 amp, so I won't buy.Is this one 10 or is it larger?
I sent an email to MARINCO asking for the gauges of wires in their 50 Amp 90 degree adapter and here is their reply --
Our 50A, 125/250V right angle adapter has 6 ga wire for all 4 conductors.

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