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Old 07-16-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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Both male and female connections melted on 30 amp service going into coach presently have it straight wired on the trip
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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Sounds like plugs were wired wrong or power surge. Do you have a surge monitoring device? If not it's a great investment. I have a progressive industry make for my 50 amp service. Saved me 2-3 times. Good luck
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:48 PM   #3
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Happened to me in Canada several years ago before I bought a good surge protector. Often happens when the voltage drops and the A/C unit is trying to pull enough amps to run. The weak point is usually where the cord comes into the unit. It can heat up and melt it. Happened in my boat in the Bahamas one time too. Notoriously bad power in the Bahamas. A surge good protecter will cut you off before the cord or your A/C is damaged. A good investment.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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Yes I have a power surge protector supposed to be the best you can buy Wife was running the hair dryer with the air conditioning on Couple other appliances plugged in and also running like a fan and a coffee pot
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:25 PM   #5
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Both male and female connections melted on 30 amp service going into coach presently have it straight wired on the trip
Also the park RV mechanic said the surge protector had nothing to do with this he said it was some of the cheapest crap he had seen talking about the plug they put in the coach
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:32 PM   #6
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The plug and wires are only designed for 30 amps. Most surge protectors will not save you if you draw more than 30 amps at one time. The wires will overheat at some point. It's always the RV or boats fault at an RV park or dock. It's never the park wiring or power source.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:58 PM   #7
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Yes I have a power surge protector supposed to be the best you can buy Wife was running the hair dryer with the air conditioning on Couple other appliances plugged in and also running like a fan and a coffee pot
We were at a campground on our recent trip...all we had to do was run a/c and my blow dryer at the same time and the surge protector cut the service...
fortunately, all we had to do was unplug the surge protector, plug it back in and wait for it to reset....It happened twice...
We DID let the folks at the cg know what was happening. They offered to move us, however, it was a one night stop.
However, I did decide...when using the blow dryer, I shut off the a/c for the couple minutes it takes, just to be on the safe side.
Ron, also, suggested...instead of using blow dryer on high...run it on low...doesn't draw as much 'juice' .
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