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Old 09-21-2016, 06:16 AM   #21
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Water damage

As much as I love my PI 50 amp portable ems I have had to send it back twice after water got inside after heavy rains. I came up with a cheap solution that works ok when I remember to put it on if its going to be rainy. I use a plastic garden bucket that I cut a slit in the side of, and install it over the top cable on the EMS. Wish that I didn't need to do this. Poor photo but you get the idea
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:35 AM   #22
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I have left my SurgeGuard out, exposed to all elements the mid-Atlantic has to offer, for 365 days a year since 2012. No cover necessary. No worries.


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Old 09-21-2016, 06:43 AM   #23
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I never considered covering my Surge Guard. Now, granted I have only been camping with it for about 20 nights and I do leave it plugged in 24/7 when it is in my drive. It has been rained on and snowed on. I have not had an issue yet. I take normal precautions (don't lay it in a puddle etc) but nothing extra ordinary.

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Old 09-21-2016, 07:15 AM   #24
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I left my PI EMS-PT50C in the Goshen Monsoon and Lake Creation Event for a week. Not a bruise, a sigh, a hiccup, or diddley. Sometimes I disco the anaconda cable and just leave my EMS connected, throw in back of truck.............and if I hit a driving rainstorm, I don't worry about it.
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:27 AM   #25
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X2 on contractor plastic bag. It also protects the trailer plug connection. May offer a little opportunistic theft protection as well.

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Old 09-23-2016, 10:47 AM   #26
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I had mine in a large zip-lock bag last winter with no overheating issues, but the bag had holes and was not watertight. The bag lasted about 4 weekend trips before replacing. I like the bucket in post 21 and will try that this year instead of the bag. But if I didn't have a bucket handy and only a bag I'd just make sure it can breath.

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