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Old 04-18-2016, 01:40 PM   #11
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And if an LED is burnt out, you really can't tell what the surge protector is telling you, correct? What's the fix...replace the LED or junk the surge protector and start fresh with a new one? What did the tech recommend?
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Are they "SG" going to replace it? Youroo!!
Unfortunately the unit is 2 years old and out of warranty. The tech didn't offer any resolution once he knew the warranty was up.
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:57 PM   #12
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Unfortunately the unit is 2 years old and out of warranty. The tech didn't offer any resolution once he knew the warranty was up.


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Old 04-18-2016, 03:05 PM   #13
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My Progressive unit will completely shut down the power on an open neutral
I had it happen twice in the same park on different sites
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:40 PM   #14
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RV parks power posts should have (30 amp) hot, neutral and ground. Your TT should show open between neutral and ground also. Only in home wiring has Neutral and Ground connected. TT separate Ground (TT frame) and Neutral so that a hot (miss wired) neutral/ground at the RV park post is not connected to the frame/outside walls. Have seen several older TT owners jump after plugging in and touching the outside aluminum siding.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:35 AM   #15
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The display on the protector shows an open neutral. After I plug the TT power cord into the TT, the protector still shows an open neutral but everything in the TT works fine.
Normal is for a defect to exist and everything still works fine. When that destructive anomaly occurs much later, then things no longer work just fine.

If 120 volt incandescent bulbs (connected directly to AC mains) change intensity, then a protector has warned of a problem. Other bulbs (ie 12 volt) would not report that defect.
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Reply to Open Neutral at post. Yes the post can have an Open Neutral, as mentioned normal HOUSE has Neutral and Ground tied together in the Fuse/Breaker box. If an electrician not familiar with RVs did repairs on either an RV or RV post could possibly connect Neutral and Ground together in the RV and not worry about the post. This would make the RV hot if it doesn't have a separate wire connected to the post ground (most RVs have rubber tires isolating the RV from ground, even steel jacks would make a poor ground unless parked in a swamp).
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:27 AM   #17
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Just wanted to circle back with the results of further testing for this issue.

I bought an adapter so I could plug the surge guard into a receptacle at my house. First I tested the socket with my Sperry circuit tester. All was normal. I then plugged in the surge guard and still got an open neutral indication.

So that means the surge protector is bad. Not sure if it is the circuitry or just a bad lamp. The component level repair part of me wants to open the unit to test the bulb, and replace if needed. But can I trust the unit as a whole?

Just how much protection does the surge guard provide at just 2100 joules? I may just use the Sperry circuit tester and forgo the surge guard.
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I may just use the Sperry circuit tester and forgo the surge guard.
How did you test a 30 amp or 50 amp circuit with a 20 amp (three prong) wall receptacle tester?
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How did you test a 30 amp or 50 amp circuit with a 20 amp (three prong) wall receptacle tester?
Nothing to it really, using 15/20 amp adapters.

Go to this link and click on the outlet testing tab on the left. Near the bottom, there are links that show how to make plug-n-play testers using the receptacle testers.

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How did you test a 30 amp or 50 amp circuit with a 20 amp (three prong) wall receptacle tester?
30 amp to 15 amp adapter
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