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Old 03-02-2015, 08:13 PM   #21
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You can still bypass the ems and carry on like nothing happened.
Unless your afraid of the park power still lol.

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Old 03-02-2015, 08:14 PM   #22
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Why would there vacation be over with the surge guard?
was thinking (that's likely the problem), when the surge module blew on your hardwired Progressive Electrical Management System your done until you get it replaced? but without it everything is fried and its still game over...
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:28 PM   #23
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I have one of these in the Bay outlet all the time. Easy way to see the polarity and relatively inexpensive. I carry a 30 amp to 110 adaptor and can check park power prior to plugging in.


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Old 03-02-2015, 09:14 PM   #24
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I have one of these in the Bay outlet all the time. Easy way to see the polarity and relatively inexpensive. I carry a 30 amp to 110 adaptor and can check park power prior to plugging in.

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I keep those items in the console of the truck and also use a plug-in volt meter so I can see what power levels look like. Most of the time, this is the first thing I do before I even back into a site.
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Vacation wasn't over, but it certainly was curtailed some. Since the EMS was fried and we didn't want to fry the RV, we unplugged and "dry camped". Good thing we were at the fair and had plenty to do.
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Vacation wasn't over, but it certainly was curtailed some. Since the EMS was fried and we didn't want to fry the RV, we unplugged and "dry camped". Good thing we were at the fair and had plenty to do.
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:52 AM   #27
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I have one of these in the Bay outlet all the time. Easy way to see the polarity and relatively inexpensive. I carry a 30 amp to 110 adaptor and can check park power prior to plugging in.

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My understanding is that low voltage is a common problem with campgrounds, especially during very cold or very hot climates, and can fry electronics. Unless you plan on monitoring a volt meter regularly, I think I'd opt for the continuous protection of an EMS. Also no surge protection with the above gizmo. And unless you plan on staring at that thing, you might not be able to catch an issue in time. The people that bought my 30DBSS that lost ground connection and fried the power supply didn't have an issue when plugging in- something happened to the ground in one of the main junction boxes while they were plugged in. So, I guess it is better than nothing, but not anywhere near the level of protection you get from an EMS that is monitoring constantly and will automatically kill power if anything happens to compromise your rig.
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My understanding is that low voltage is a common problem with campgrounds, especially during very cold or very hot climates, and can fry electronics. Unless you plan on monitoring a volt meter regularly, I think I'd opt for the continuous protection of an EMS. Also no surge protection with the above gizmo. And unless you plan on staring at that thing, you might not be able to catch an issue in time. The people that bought my 30DBSS that lost ground connection and fried the power supply didn't have an issue when plugging in- something happened to the ground in one of the main junction boxes while they were plugged in. So, I guess it is better than nothing, but not anywhere near the level of protection you get from an EMS that is monitoring constantly and will automatically kill power if anything happens to compromise your rig.
Well stated! Prevalence of rolling brownouts was the fundamental reason why I purchased my first EMS. They happen frequently in the hot, humid summer months in CGs around these parts. Like others, I carry a DMM and outlet tester as part of my fundamental toolset, buy they are snapshot devices... One thing you can be sure of, it only takes once to become an after the fact convert!
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