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Old 12-03-2015, 12:54 PM   #21
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But the surge protector gets power before it is blocked so it (surge protector) can and will arc when it is plugged into the pole.

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Old 12-03-2015, 01:18 PM   #22
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The surge protector uses no power, so why would there be an arc?
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:15 PM   #23
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It must use some power to light it's display and run it electronics.. Unless it is powered by kittens and corn pops.

EDIT: In case we are talking about different things... I have a PI surge and voltage monitor.. I must use SOME bit of power.. A straight old surge protector may not use anything, I have no idea..

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Old 12-11-2015, 05:08 PM   #24
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I am always extra careful when inserting The plug in the receptacle. That being said I wouldn't do so if breaker is readily available as it is in the pedestal.

It only takes a slight distraction to cause you to grab the wrong part of the plug.

Many that take up rving have limited experience around electrical circuit.

Better to advocate an SOP of always turning off breaker.

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Turning off breaker at pedestal should be done before plugging in, but that only works IF the pedestal HAS a breaker, have seen lots at CG's that don't!!!
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Turning off breaker at pedestal should be done before plugging in, but that only works IF the pedestal HAS a breaker, have seen lots at CG's that don't!!!

In that case, the SOP is plug the TT/MH side first then don't dawdle while plugging into the receptacle. Ready-aim-plug. Don't be thinking about where you left the f/w hose...

Some would say turn off the inside main circuit breaker first. I'd be interested in hearing opinions about that.


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