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Cecilt

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Posted: 09/04/19 08:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I assumed one leg was not working as well. I'll upgrade to a PI EMS PT-50x. Is that the recommended portable unit.

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Posted: 09/04/19 08:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Surge Guard products now have a limited lifetime warranty as well. They made that change in November 2017. Products purchased before then just have the product warranty in effect when sold.

I still don’t like their products that have the female receptacle on a pigtail.

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Posted: 09/04/19 10:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's probably just a $5 relay inside that lost one contact. It's likely just a double pole relay that usually connects both legs at the same time.

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Posted: 09/04/19 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ol Bombero-JC wrote:

*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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pismopete wrote:

ol Bombero-JC wrote:

*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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How long have you worked for PI?
He's just quoting the truth. I had a SurgeGuard and it blew due to severe water intrusion. It had almost half inch of water in it when I took it apart after it shorted out in a pretty spectacular fashion.


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Posted: 10/15/19 08:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP here. So we were camped this past weekend at a FHU Site with 50 amp. I plugged in my 50 amp Surge Guard to see if it still I had issue with my main AC. After getting power on, flipped on the main 15k BTU AC and started and ran fine. Turned on the 13.5 BTU AC and started and ran fine. Now, it was not hot so I did not need to run both AC's but I did not experience any electrical issues all weekend.

So, what could have been the problem over Labor Day where, even after the CG replaced the 50 amp breaker I still could not run my 15k BTU AC unless I unplugged the surge protector and plugged my cord directly into their pedestal? Could that CG have another issue that my surge guard was protecting me from. I did not have any problems that weekend even though I was plugged in direct with no surge guard. tks

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Posted: 10/15/19 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Personally I would dump that SurgeGuard and get a new EMS unit. It may have dried out and started working again, or as was mentioned a relay might have malfunctioned. Either way I certainly wouldn't trust it, the next time it doesn't work correctly could be more of a problem.

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I've been using the PI EMS PT-50x.

This is a great protector for the electrical system in an RV.

I talked to another man in a campground this summer who has had 8 times that the unit has cut the power to his RV because of Low voltage, High voltage, or open Neutral.

This unit will prevent costly repairs by cutting the power to the RV if problems are found.

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Just remember they are NOT water proof, when I was putting mine on the power pole I'd cover the pole and unit with a black trash bag and bungee cords. Never had to worry about rain or watering systems doing damage to it.


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Posted: 11/14/19 03:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Camping World sells the SURGE GUARD TRC/Southwire (Depending on when made)

Soundms like a plug issue. the 50 am
plug did (To RV) either did not make contact with the outlet on teh Surge Guard or I have had one wire come loose on the plug


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