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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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Old 11-15-2016, 08:33 PM   #27
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I have had my 50amp portable unit leak twice, Matthew did this damage. Since I don't live to far from Apex NC I took the unit back and this is what they gave me. The PI has saved my camper three times, I don't leave home without it. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-16-2016, 09:00 AM   #28
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That looks good. I'm curiouos if they were able to add that on to the existing case or if it is an entirely new case?

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This was not a new one, it was reconditioned. They said it had mostly new parts. It was the third time back to the factory. They told me this one was more water resistance


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Old 11-16-2016, 09:43 PM   #30
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That is what they are selling now, got rid of the non-WR ones. I have one of the old open ones and just use it. Never had an issue. Now I would not lay it in a puddle but 6 years now and all good.
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