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Old 10-11-2011, 11:39 AM   #11
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I've never had a power surge with any of my trailers but have been considering it for awhile and plan to get one this winter. Just haven't decided if I need more than a surge protector.

I'm looking at the EMS-PT30C, which RVupgrades has for $257 or the SSP-30 surge protector for about $100.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:49 PM   #12
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Me again: Yep, literally fried the microwave in my TT. Went to a campsite this last weekend where they have recently "upgraded" all their electrical hook-ups. This means that all hook-ups are now 120v/30/50 amps. One RV 120v/30 amp receptacle, one RV 120v/50 receptacle, and one regular 120v/20 amp duplex receptacle in each box. When I connected to shore power I went into the unit to check things. The microwave was smoking, fortunately I had turned the fridge "OFF". I ran back out to unplug the shore power cord. I got my volt-meter and checked the outlets--everything was 220 volt electricity. I got the "on site" manager who knew as much about this as my five year old g'son does. I checked the space next to mine and all was correct so I moved over. The owner of this place came over, looked at the box and agreed it was all 220 volt. BUT- he will not accept any blame for my microwave, he told me that "I should have checked before hooking up". Now I can't go to every campground I visit and check the electrical box each time I go out. But maybe it's a good idea now. O.K., so I lost the microwave, the fridge is fine, all outlet's work fine, but the interior lamps are not very bright anymore. I'm wondering if I have damaged the "inverter/converter" that charges the 12v DC batteries now. So, what does this thing look like and where might I find it? Thanks, David
What CG is this? I want to make sure I don't go there.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:58 PM   #13
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Not to hijack this thread too much, but would a polarity tester show this kind of problem ?? I am thinking so if the 2nd 120 volt leg was connected to the neutral spade.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:18 PM   #14
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different outlets are used for the different voltages and amperage. if they had a 30 amp outlet wired 220, they should pay.
ie the type outlet should tell u what to expect. a 50 amp 110 will be different also.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:11 PM   #15
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Well I'll be !!! I get a call this morning from the electrical contracting company that put in the wiring at this CG. Now remember, they did not terminate the outlets in the pedestal's, just pulled the underground wiring. The are giving me $100 to cover the cost of a new microwave and I have to agree to hold them harmless on any other damage. Fair enough to me considering they did not wire the pedestal. As stated, this CG is owned by a City, and they are not even acknowledging that this happened. A few phone calls to people I know who work for this City leads me to believe this wiring was done by people sentenced to "community service" by the court system for misdemeanor violations in lieu of jail time. This is where the park gets it's clean-up people, lawn mowing people, etc. Lord help us.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #16
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Make sure you can replace your microwave for $100, and that nothing else was damaged before you agree to those terms.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:39 PM   #17
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If your converter is fried then it will cost you about $200 or so just for that
I would make sure everything that is replaced can be covered by the $100.

I use a Voltage tester that I plug into the pole prior to plugging in my camper just to prevent this from happening.
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