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Boon Docker

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Posted: 04/12/21 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thermoguy wrote:

YC 1 wrote:

Have you tried to just pull the shoreline cord out a tiny bit and touch those lugs?


That wouldn't work and would be dangerous if it did...

You might be able to buy longer probes or similar - they are typically universal. There are other plug in meters but not sure if for 50Amp plug. The best bet is as everyone has suggested, get a surge protector.


Why would that not work?

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BB_TX wrote:

I made a tester as shown in the link below. Simply plug it is when you arrive at new site to test the pedestal. Quick and easy.

50 amp tester

This thing is great !

It does 2 jobs ! First it convert a standard 50 outlet into 2 120VAC outlets (not protected for 20A) and gives you a quick visual check if things are okay !

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I can't find a meter exactly like that, but digital ones are on eBay for <$10.

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Posted: 04/12/21 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i had the same issue with my multi-meters and then saw this..

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much, much easier.


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I saw this awhile ago, but apparently they are not still available. Will keep checking. Do you have one? If so, where did you get it?

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Kountryguy wrote:

I saw this awhile ago, but apparently they are not still available. Will keep checking. Do you have one? If so, where did you get it?


yes, we have one and love it! got it online several years ago. tried to find a link online for you but struck out.

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Posted: 04/12/21 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's too bad !!

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Kountryguy wrote:

That's too bad !!


found this on amazon but IMO it's not as nice as the one we have.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088D2JVN4/re........1GG73XS5XZ3E4KGHGD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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While I like BB's breakout a lot, I have been in the "camp" with Boon Docker and YC1 for lots of years. Most of my service meters are so old that they have the long probes, but I still like to go at it from the side and bottom to get the pins that matter.

Now, If I could find one of those things like RK911 has, I would get that.

Matt - got a bad hit one time, it still causes problems 50+years later.


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Was unable to get the link to open. Thanks for the effort.

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rk911 wrote:

Kountryguy wrote:

That's too bad !!


found this on amazon but IMO it's not as nice as the one we have.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088D2JVN4/ref........P1GG73XS5XZ3E4KGHGD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Fixed your link


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