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Old 02-16-2015, 06:59 PM   #1
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Surge Protection?

OK, maybe this will sound like a stupid question but here goes. I currently have a portable "Surge Guard" 50 amp portable protection unit that I always use when connecting to shore power, however, If I am at a park that only has 30 amp connections, will a 30 amp conversion pigtail hooked up to my 50 amp surge protector still protect me the same as when I am hooked to 50 amp shore power, or do I need to specifically have a 30 amp Surge Protector?
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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Rick your 50 amp will still protect you even if plugged into a 30 amp outlet.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
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Yep, same as our Hard Wired unit does if we're on 30 or even 15 or 20 amp service.
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Thanks everyone, I just wanted to make sure because Camping world is having an incredible price on both the 30 and 50 today only. Internet Special.
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Buy the 50 and you are covered for everything
Are you looking at the hardwired or the plug in model. They both work the same except the plug in model at the pedestal is easier to steal
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:30 PM   #6
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That is a steal of a deal for the 50 amp portable at camping world
I have a hard wire in mine. I purchase the 50 a portable for my other rv a year ago and paid 350.00 for it
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That is a steal of a deal for the 50 amp portable at camping world
I have a hard wire in mine. I purchase the 50 a portable for my other rv a year ago and paid 350.00 for it
I already have the 50 amp portable and like you, purchased It a little over a year ago and paid a lot more for it. I was thinking if I needed a 30 amp I would get it at the today price. I have found at many of the pedestals, I can lock the pedestal which prevents any one from stealing it. If the pedestal is not lockable I have a cable that I wrap around the pedestal and lock it on the surge protector so it would take a lot of work to steal it. I bought the portable because I want to be able to take it from one RV to another if I and when I trade.
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You are good to go then you just need the 30 and 20 amp pigtail and can plug into anythig
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You are good to go then you just need the 30 and 20 amp pigtail and can plug into anythig
I've got them, thanks.
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Been fulltime almost 7 years with the portable surge protector, camped from coast to coast border to border & it's never been locked nor been stolen, did have the first one burn up due to park power.
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