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Old-Biscuit

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Posted: 10/13/19 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep.........50A portable PI unit
It is plugged in FIRST regardless....at CG, at home, at friends place etc.

I have NO control over what the Power Company does.
So kinda silly to have it and NOT use it.


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Posted: 10/13/19 09:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some of us are just silly that way.


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Posted: 10/13/19 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Yep.........50A portable PI unit
It is plugged in FIRST regardless....at CG, at home, at friends place etc.

I have NO control over what the Power Company does.
So kinda silly to have it and NOT use it.


2X. Power at home fluxes a lot more than you think.

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Posted: 10/14/19 03:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't use it at home nor with my generator. only for campground pedestals.


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Posted: 10/14/19 03:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cougar28 wrote:

While plugged in at your home do you always use your surge protector?
I can see why to always use at campgrounds because of lots of things there. High demand on power causing low voltage- high voltage-bad wiring-etc etc. But at home those are not near as likely to happen. Just curious what other do.


I NEVER plug in anywhere without my PT50X. At my home I have been saved by a power company transformer failure that sent high voltage to my rig - 132v+. I had power spikes a different time, again the power company's fault. My next door neighbor had blown light bulbs with each of these issues, I had no damage at all even to my two 120v light bulbs (all others are 12v).

Electrical power is electrical power IMHO and even from a major utility problems can and do occur. I have the PT50X so why not use it all the time. I sleep better when I do.


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Posted: 10/14/19 04:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Always use mine at home. This summer I happened to be outside near the fiver when I heard the a/c cut off. I walked over to the fiver and saw an error code on incoming voltage drop. It was so low I reported it. In a few mins a Dominion rep pulled up to check out the problem. I showed him the incoming voltage on the display and he knew what the trouble was. It had to do with solar panels a few miles from my home. He told me it if I had not noticed the drop it may have messed up some household appliances. So yes, if you have it then use it.


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Posted: 10/14/19 04:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don’t see why you wouldn’t use it at home too...???
Mine is hardwired, so it’s always used, but power surges, voltage drops, lightning strikes...those things happen anywhere. If you have it, use it. It’s not as if the process of connecting it is somehow prohibitively difficult. You plug your TV, computer, and other electronics into surge protectors at home, so why not the RV too.


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Posted: 10/14/19 04:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes we use ours at home as well since the rv is not plugged in at home very much.. BTW, we also have a whole house surge protector at home we pay a bit for every month and it sometimes cycles on and off for no obvious reason. Better safe than sorry.


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Posted: 10/14/19 05:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, I use our portable at home.


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Posted: 10/14/19 07:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use mine when plugged in at home. I don't see any reason to take a chance. I live in a rural area & the power has gone off at least 5 times this summer. I really appreciate the advice from others to unplug during a lightning storm. I always thought I was safe since I was using a surge protector. From now on, I am going to unplug during a storm.

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