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Old 12-24-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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Looking surge protector to pole?

Hi folks, i just bought a surge protector. It has two pretty heavy duty looking rings on it.
Am I to assume that is to run a cable lock through to lock it to the electrical box?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:57 AM   #2
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I have had my portable surge protector since 2010. I do lock the power cord to the portable unit but I do not lock the surge protector to the power pedestal. Why? The surge protector offered a plastic lock box when I purchased the unit for free so, I use this.

I have walk around campgrounds and I would say that about 90% of the portable units are not secured to the power pedestal that I have observed using a portable unit.

I always felt if a thief really wants anything they can figure out a simple solution to get what they want.
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Mine doesn't have a place to lock it, but I do wrap a cable lock tight around the pedestal and the cord of the surge protector to make it harder to just snatch and grab it.
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you guys know there is a differance between a Surge Protector and an EMS Right?
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Hi folks, i just bought a surge protector. It has two pretty heavy duty looking rings on it.
Am I to assume that is to run a cable lock through to lock it to the electrical box?
Thanks in advance!
Can you post a picture of your surge protector or a link to the website.

Cavie, whether it's a surge protector or an EMS, the method for locking it to the power pedestal is all that matters to the OP. Progressive Industries' portable units all use the same double ring for locking to the pedestal (if it has one - some don't). I don't know about other manufacturers' models.
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Old 12-24-2018, 01:22 PM   #6
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Hi folks, i just bought a surge protector. It has two pretty heavy duty looking rings on it.
Am I to assume that is to run a cable lock through to lock it to the electrical box?
Thanks in advance!
That is what the ring is for. I use a bike cable to wrap around the post and thru the ring. At least if someone wants to steal it let them work for it.
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Thanks for the replies folks! I really appreciate it!
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you guys know there is a differance between a Surge Protector and an EMS Right?
You mean like this one?
Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X

Every EMS that Progressive sells is also a surge protector.
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:01 PM   #9
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lock it up

Skip the factory hasp. The padlock below fits well around the 30 amp cord, with cable attached the thing will not sprout legs and walk off.

Also if you check the code on the back and match them up you can get multi packs keyed alike at a big box store for no extra cost.
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This is easy to solve. Put in a hardwired one.
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