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Old 07-31-2016, 11:51 PM   #11
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The first are you getting 12V from the converter? second disconnect your shore power cord and test at the plug that goes into the rig to ensure power is making it to the rig. with circuit breakers they can look on and are not cycle them turn to off wait a few seconds and then back to on. let us know what you find
Sea dog - this crisis is over but for future reference, how would I check for 12 volts from converter? At the battery? I am not sure where my converter is located.
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Recently had that happen w/pi and took meter center apart and the green ground wire rotted off back of receptacle in pedestal on pole. Cleaned it up and reattached the ground and it worked fine for the week. During that time met three other fellas that had some trouble , they just used trailer plug. Moral of the story, is they need to detect a ground I recon to work.
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I am soon to purchase a Flagstaff 8528IKWS, Curious as to why a surge protector is needed?
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I am soon to purchase a Flagstaff 8528IKWS, Curious as to why a surge protector is needed?
You need more than a surge protector you need a Electrical Management System (EMS)

Unlike your home electricity, RV park electricity can vary greatly voltage is being delivered to your camper it can burn out expensive components (like Air Conditioners)

Voltage surges are also your enemy and a surge can easily fry $1,000s worth of electrical components (TV, DVD, even your laptop if plugged in to 110V
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I am soon to purchase a Flagstaff 8528IKWS, Curious as to why a surge protector is needed?
because a voltage surge can destroy electronics, most appliances have electronics in them, and the warranty won't cover voltage surges which destroy electronics.. Finally a surge protector is much cheaper than laying out that $500 comprehensive deductable or is it $1000?
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Sea dog - this crisis is over but for future reference, how would I check for 12 volts from converter? At the battery? I am not sure where my converter is located.
WDW,

What type of Progressive Industries "Surge Protector" do you have - or do you actually have the Progressive EMS?

If you have the EMS, there is a 2-3 min delay before power is supplied to the camper while the EMS checks out the power quality and the power pedestal.

Finally, give Progressive a call - their customer service is amazing!!
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Sea dog - this crisis is over but for future reference, how would I check for 12 volts from converter? At the battery? I am not sure where my converter is located.
Plug in to shore power then check the voltage at the battery terminals, should be over 13.2 volts if converter is working.
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I mis-spoke when I called it a surge protector.....actually an EMS-PT30C

I do plan to contact their customer service to hopefully resolve the problem with it.

Thanks again for all your input & I will let you know the outcome
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