Originally Posted by Grizzlygibbs
One more question for you Herk. Is the Franks unit the only protection devise you use? I am getting my Roo on Monday and was looking into surge protectors so just want to make sure I do not need both (I like the idea of low voltage boost). I have seen some of your pictures with what seems like you have 2 or 3 LCD displays inside your camper and I thought those might be different surge protectors. Thanks for putting up with the 20 questions!
I only use the Frank's Electronics Autotransformer. It does everything I need to condition my power and protect my camper.
What you are looking at is my "solution" to no digital displays on the Franks Autotransformer.
I bought LCD Digital Voltmeter displays from eBay. The one on the left is voltage only and the one on the right is voltage and amps. In the photo you can see the incoming voltage is 113 volts and the current draw is 15 amps. The Franks is outputting a boosted 120 volts (red boost light on). The middle amber light is showing my garage RV socket's ground connection is corroded (I have since replaced it as was totally unaware I had a problem until I installed the Franks unit "permanently" in camper and plugged the camper into the garage.)
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This allows me to monitor the incoming "unregulated" power and amperage from the pedestal and the Franks voltage output to the camper.
When the campground's circuit breaker keeps blowing (due to a weak breaker, low voltage (higher amperage required to run the air), or bad pedestal wiring), the campground seems to always blame my camper for "using too much power."
This way I can show them exactly how many amps I am using at any given time.
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