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Old 04-21-2013, 12:25 PM   #31
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The park where I am right now has had low voltage sometimes, so what it does it shut me off then comes back on when its fine and gives me a read out of low voltage and on what leg it was on.
Same thing here right now. My surgegard kept tripping. I pulled my meter and sure enough, low voltage.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:40 PM   #32
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Okay, so to be clear. I can expect my power to go off, but usually it comes right back on, unless the electricity is really messed up at the CG...then it's a deeper problem. I think I got it now. Is that correct?
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:51 PM   #33
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #34
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Yes. If you have anything that creates a problem with low/high voltage, surges, etc. it will shut down the AC power until the power is operating within the normal range again. Then power wil come back on. If there is a problem with the wiring at a CG it could create problems (for you) by going on and off.....but than again I would change sites/campgrounds if that was the case. I should add this is how the PI units operate, not sure on others. There is a bypass if you choose to use it but you lose most of the protection (I believe surge still works).
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #35
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Thanks. After investing in this, I wouldn't want to 'by-pass'. I did order the PI. I'm glad to hear that normally, I won't lose power for a long time. If I do, I'll contact CG to fix the box. We're seasonal. Made this purchase without DH, so I'm a little slow grasping electrical stuff. Sorry to keep posting similar questions, I just want to be clear. Thank You.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:50 PM   #36
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This is one advantage of the Franks unit. It will provide usable power as long as the pole is providing at least 91 volts AC (the low voltage shutdown point).
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #37
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I was wondering about that Herk. Can you give me the website? I know you posted it, but it would be hard to find in all these power surge threads.
Being full-time all summer, I really don't want to lose power at all on those blistering days.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #38
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I think it is in the review I did of the autotransformer.

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The web site is: http://www.voltagebooster.com/
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:13 PM   #39
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If I am understanding this correctly, the Frank's Unit will protect against surges and low voltage. It also will power down the RV if conditions are bad and auto restart the power when conditions return to good. In addition, the Frank's Unit will boost power during low voltage times, resulting in fewer interruptions. Is that correct?
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Has anyone had any or heard of any theft problems of the surge protectors?
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