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Old 05-11-2015, 09:03 AM   #1
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2015 FR3 30DS surge protector

In this motorhome, it seems all non-battery supplied power, generator and shore, is channeled through the same connector plug in the left/rear basement compartment. Is there any reason not to hard wire a surge protector just after the plug receptacle?
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You seem very well informed on rv stuff. Not sure if you own an FR3 30 DS, but, is placing the surge protector just after the basement power plug the best location, or is there a better place that has more benefits? As you may guess, I am a newbie, newbie.
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Turbs,
You seem very well informed on rv stuff. Not sure if you own an FR3 30 DS, but, is placing the surge protector just after the basement power plug the best location, or is there a better place that has more benefits? As you may guess, I am a newbie, newbie.
Personally I'd put it behind the distribution center if room allows.
If not then just where your cord comes in is good to.
Does your fr3 have a gennie?

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Yes, it has a generator. Both shore power and generator must connect thru basement plug, one or other, depending on what is being used.
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If you want to protect from both shore power and gennie then the surge must be after the transfer switch.
If you install before transfer switch on the shore power line then shore power is protected but not the gennie.

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Where is the transfer switch located on a 30DS?
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Yes, it has a generator. Both shore power and generator must connect thru basement plug, one or other, depending on what is being used.
Sounds like there is (NO) transfer switch! Youroo!!
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I would seem that if you have to unplug the shore power, then plug in the generator to that same switch, there is no auto transfer. That being the case, that is why I thought placement of the surge protector after the pug in used for either the generator or shore power would cover both sources. Is that a correct assumption?
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