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Old 03-22-2016, 09:32 AM   #1
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Which is better, a PI surge suppressor that you hard wire or a portable one?

I have portable 50amp PI surge suppressor, if something was to happen at the pedestal then my 50amp cable is protected. If it is hard wired then the cable will be ruined, 50amp cables aren't cheap


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Old 03-22-2016, 09:35 AM   #2
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I have a hard wired which I like because I don't have to worry about a place to store portable one or it getting damaged. I can just pull in and plug in. And I don't have to go outside to read readout.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:35 AM   #3
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Neither is the pi unit, when someone steals it....
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I like not having to think about it- my hardwired one is always there. I don't have to connect it. I don't have to move it. I'm protected no matter what.

And, I hate to admit it- I wouldn't terribly mind if my 50amp cable got buggered, it would give me a chance to upgrade to one of those super flexible ones.
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I like not having to think about it- my hardwired one is always there. I don't have to connect it. I don't have to move it. I'm protected no matter what.

And, I hate to admit it- I wouldn't terribly mind if my 50amp cable got buggered, it would give me a chance to upgrade to one of those super flexible ones.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:51 AM   #6
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I have a portable at our seasonal site. Reason I went with a portable is if something happens I'd rather not have it 'blow' inside the camper garage when we're not there.
I built a box for it and use a locking cable to secure it to the pedestal.
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I use both. I have used an external for 4 yrs and never had it stolen. I guess it depends on where you camp. There is enough in life to worry about without worrying about trivial things that can be replaced. You can't lock them securely outside, so why bother? Bolt cutters will cut any cable or chain you might put on them.
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I've found campers for the most part are some of the nicest (and presumably) most honest people around. I've left all kinds of things outside and never had issues. I do have a hard wired unit, but I wouldn't worry if I didn't.
My friend bout a portable and forgot to lock his compartment. Lost it coming home along with a bunch of stuff.
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I have a portable at our seasonal site. Reason I went with a portable is if something happens I'd rather not have it 'blow' inside the camper garage when we're not there.
I built a box for it and use a locking cable to secure it to the pedestal.
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I was considering hard wiring in a PI 50amp. If something were to happen to the power, would it "blow" in the camper? Is there any fire hazard to having a protector? I wouldn't think the protector would be a fire hazard when it does it job, but your comments have me wondering now.
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I have a portable at our seasonal site. Reason I went with a portable is if something happens I'd rather not have it 'blow' inside the camper garage when we're not there.
I built a box for it and use a locking cable to secure it to the pedestal.
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Not really portable anymore !!
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