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Cecilt

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Posted: 09/03/19 12:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I plugged my 50 amp surge guard into the power pedestal and when the time delay was up all was good BUT the 15k AC would not turn on but the 13.5 AC in the bedroom would. I unplugged the surge guard and plugged directly into the power pedestal and both AC's worked fine. I had maintenance come out and they replaced the 50 amp breaker but the surge guard still would not run the 15k AC. I reluctantly plugged into the pedestal direct and all was fine for our trip.

Can't rationalize why the surge protector would not allow 1 AC to turn on. Is it likely shot? Did not have any surges on prior 2 week trip. tks

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Posted: 09/03/19 12:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Call the company that makes your surge guard.
Having a meter to check voltages likely would help a LOT.


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Posted: 09/03/19 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What brand do you have?


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Posted: 09/03/19 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cougar28 wrote:

What brand do you have?


Bought it at Camping World. Had it about 5 years now. I think it says Surge Guard. It is not a Progressive Industries

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Posted: 09/03/19 03:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never had that happen with our 50 amp Surge Guard. Did you read the 50 amp receptacle for voltage, grounds/neutral?

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Posted: 09/03/19 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My guess is that your SurgeGuard has bitten the big one. It sounds like it is not allowing one leg of the 50 amp service to get to the trailer.

This happened to me last summer. The main A/C would not work but the small A/C in the bedroom would work. Upon further investigation we discover several other appliances/outlets that wouldn't work. It seems that when my SurgeGuard died due to water intrusion last summer it also damaged the 90° dogbone attached to the main power line. When I hooked the power cord up without the dogbone, everything worked like it should.

I would checked both legs coming out of the SurgeGuard for power. I'll bet one of them isn't working. And then I would pitch it and buy the PI one.


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Posted: 09/03/19 04:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

What was the voltage?

Cecilt wrote:

Can't rationalize why the surge protector would not allow 1 AC to turn on. Is it likely shot? Did not have any surges on prior 2 week trip. tks



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You have a 50A RV - it has two 120V legs. One leg is not being passed through the Surge Guard.
So it's probably dead but I would make sure all the connections to and from the SG are tight before having the funeral.


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Posted: 09/03/19 08:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds similar to what happened to my 30 amp portable Surge Guard a few years ago. One day it worked, the next trip out, nada! Nuttin! It bit the dust. It was exactly 1 year old. I figure it took a power hit and did its job. It protected the camper, and sacrifice it's life.

I kind of think that might be what happened to yours. One leg took "the big one" and that's it. Time for a funeral.

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Posted: 09/04/19 02:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

*If* it was a PI - send it in, get a replacement......but it's not, soooo......

You need to bite the bullet and get a PI. No "funerals" necessary.

BTW - PI will indicate voltage on each leg.

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