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Old 08-10-2016, 11:08 PM   #1
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Power Cord Light

I noticed today.. when I plugged my camper (2014 a122s) into shore power.. the male end (with the handle grip) that plugs into the power box, the little lights on that end didn't light up. Seems I remember a blue light on the handle. Anyone else have this happen?

At first I thought maybe I wasn't getting any power.. I tested by plugging a drill into the outside receptacle on the camper. The drill worked. If the camper was only running on battery.. i don't think those outside plugs work.

Can those little lights on the cord head/handle burn out?
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:23 PM   #2
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Probably similar to most drop cords nowadays. Most of them light up, some on both ends, but at some point a lot of them burn out. Its a handy feature when it works though...
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:39 PM   #3
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Yep, agree. Those little lights burn out fairly quick.
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Never had a RV power cord with the lights, but there have been many reports of those lights failing. I personally wouldn't worry about them.

I look at it as more of a gimmick than an actual benefit. But to each their own.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:52 PM   #5
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Yea.. not worried about the lights. Cute while they lasted!
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Mine was at the connection to the camper .Burned out 2 weeks after I bought. Later RJD
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Like others, mine failed pretty quickly. I don't miss it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:25 PM   #8
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Mine's on the camper end. Still working after 2 seasons.
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Mine was at the connection to the camper .Burned out 2 weeks after I bought. Later RJD
Not sure when mine burned out on the last camper, but it wasn't very long after I bought it. My brand new one has been at the house about two months and I noticed a few days ago it's gone too.

The Furion power cord has two lights (50A) at the male end and they still work. My last 30A Furion cord lasted about two years before the male end light burned out.

Oh well, if the EMS doesn't show power, it just means I've got to pull out the meter and start troubleshooting.
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We all survived for the last 75 years without these LEDs, so I think you're good.
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