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Old 03-11-2015, 01:32 PM   #11
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You can use a multi meter & they may make a plug in tester but I'm not sure. I like the convenience of the plug in style surge protectors for that very reason; just plug it in & it will tell you of any issues before you hook up everything else.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:39 PM   #12
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Papa GLS I am looking for something I can carry in the cup holder to do a fast go/no go test before I unlock compartment and pull out my EMS -30
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #13
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I know they make a simple plug in voltage tester, but not sure about reverse polarity & ground testers. If I find any I will let you know.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:43 PM   #14
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I use a slam in light tester on a 30 amp to 15 amp adapter
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:53 PM   #15
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My EMS-PT-30 is great on testing but was wondering if there is a simple plug in tester that you can slam into 30 amp socket before pulling everything out to hook up?
Yes. Purchase an RV 30A male to 15A Female adapter. Then purchase a 3-light tester, with 3-pronged male 115v standard connector. Here is an example of one from HD: Gardner Bender 120 VAC GFCI Outlet Tester; 1/clam, 5 clams/master-GFI-3501 - The Home Depot
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:06 PM   #16
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Papa GLS I am looking for something I can carry in the cup holder to do a fast go/no go test before I unlock compartment and pull out my EMS -30
Don't know about a cupholder size, but I have this from the site below. It's a good site to have bookmarked as it has kind of useful information on RV electrical and testing.

RV Electric

Go to the "outlet testing" on left hand side

then scroll down and click on the 30 amp or 50 amp tester.

It takes a little to make these, but once done, they are easily plug and play

This link may take you directly to the 30 amp tester.

30-amp RV outlet Tester

and here is the 50 amp link

http://www.myrv.us/electric/Pg/tester_50amp.htm
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:20 PM   #17
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Looks like that fills the bill. Very simple & does what needs to be done.
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Read my post three up. Two links there.

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Old 03-11-2015, 02:33 PM   #19
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Papa GLS I am looking for something I can carry in the cup holder to do a fast go/no go test before I unlock compartment and pull out my EMS -30
We've stayed at 65+ different campgrounds and I've only seen electrical issues at one (low voltage). My Progressive EMS checks everything before I hook power to the RV. So I'd say it's pretty rare to have a problem and not worth the extra worry of checking the pedestal before you start the set up process.

But definitely DO check the pedestal via one method or another.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:12 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the feedback, that has helped answer that question. I am looking at getting and using one of the 30amp Progressive electrical protection plus that does testing as well as protects my unit.
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