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Old 02-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #131
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Dave Monica,

I used to work on flight simulation devices. The CSA designation is assuring you that the electrical systems are meeting all the Canadian Electrical standards and requirements.

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #132
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Dave Monica,

I used to work on flight simulation devices. The CSA designation is assuring you that the electrical systems are meeting all the Canadian Electrical standards and requirements.

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Understand that...same as UL in the USA. It's an North American market that exists now. Manufacturers obtain both UL and CSA certifications to meet the North American market. Everything in my camper that should be certified is already CSA certified although I waived the Canadian CSA option. I don't believe that anyone produces specifically a US and Canadian camper models.

Therefore, what's the in the Canadian CSA option?

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #133
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Maybe it's something to get an extra dollar out of you. I've become as leary of RV salesmen as I am a used car salesman.

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The fact is there are differences. I am currently away from the office but can provide a list that goes into the CSA requirements at another time.
It is true while a microwave or furnace or smoke detector might be already CSA and UL there are numerous other items that all manufactures must do for Canada that they don't do for USA.
This is a mandatory standard we as manufactures must adhere too. This does not mean one is better than the other only one cost more to produce on with the items mandated by CSA.
Going off memory ....larger wire gage as well as other items are mandated.


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The fact is there are differences. I am currently away from the office but can provide a list that goes into the CSA requirements at another time.
It is true while a microwave or furnace or smoke detector might be already CSA and UL there are numerous other items that all manufactures must do for Canada that they don't do for USA.
This is a mandatory standard we as manufactures must adhere too. This does not mean one is better than the other only one cost more to produce on with the items mandated by CSA.
Going off memory ....larger wire gage as well as other items are mandated.


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Appreciate the feedback...I'm very interested to know what differences are mandated for CSA certification. I asked this question prior to purchasing twice before and wasn't provided with much of an answer, which is the reason we waived this option.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #136
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Post Lippert Components 1621 extended pin box

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The pin box is not listed on any of the spcification - so I was wondering what is the standard.

Was thinking about moving up to an airride pin box - but it is hard to know what to look at for prices w/out that info.
Standard on the Wildcat is Lippert Components' 1621 extended pin box.
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Appreciate the feedback...I'm very interested to know what differences are mandated for CSA certification. I asked this question prior to purchasing twice before and wasn't provided with much of an answer, which is the reason we waived this option.

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Dave, take a look at some more information here:
CAN/CSA Z240 RV SERIES-99 (R2004)
"The CAN/CSA Z240 Standard for Recreational Vehicles covers four critical areas: propane gas, vehicular, electrical and plumbing."
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Understand that...same as UL in the USA. It's an North American market that exists now. Manufacturers obtain both UL and CSA certifications to meet the North American market. Everything in my camper that should be certified is already CSA certified although I waived the Canadian CSA option. I don't believe that anyone produces specifically a US and Canadian camper models.

Therefore, what's the in the Canadian CSA option?

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It is not compulsory for US manufacturers to apply for and have their equipment tested by a CSA certified lab. That does not imply that the unit will not pass CSA certification, just that it has not gone through the test. The same goes for European TUV standards testing.

You waiver the certification so that the seller is off the hook. In Ontario you can have Ontario Hydro (don't know which branch it is now) come in and test the product at your cost.
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They do make a 50 to 20amp adapter. A little spendy at $54 but we got ours off Amazon. Nice to not have to take out the 50amp cord when we are at home getting stuff packed and ready to go.
This is the one we bought:
Amazon.com: Conntek 14422 RV Pigtail Adapter 15 Amp Male Plug With Screw To 50 Amp 125/250 Volt Locking Female Connector: Patio, Lawn & Garden

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Yes, your Wildcat will come with the power cord.

The electrical outlet on power posts at campgrounds are female. To use your 50 amp cord on a 30 amp receptacle you will need a dogbone adapter, 30 amp male end and 50 amp female end. You plug the dogbone into the campgroundís power post and then plug the RV cord into that. Iíve never seen a 15 amp to 50 amp adapter. I guess you could buy a 15 to 30 amp adapter and then plug the 30 to 50 amp dogbone into it. Hereís a picture of what the 30 male to 50 female dogbone adapter looks like.



Be sure you get 30 amp MALE and 50 FEMALE and not the reverse.
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