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Old 08-21-2020, 11:12 PM   #1
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Surge protector?

At Grand Tetons our surge protector shut down the electricity... 3 people at the state park said it was the surge protector... thoughts on this ??

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Old 08-21-2020, 11:18 PM   #2
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I would think that your surge protector did it's job: protecting your RV's electrical components from surges or sags in the power supply.
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:20 PM   #3
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:28 PM   #4
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I agree with Bob. Did anyone from the park actually check the pedestal?
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:46 PM   #5
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What type of surge protector do you have? My Progressive EMS shows you what the voltage is at the pedestal, and how many amps you're pulling.
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I'm not clear on what you're saying.
Did your surge protector supposedly blow out the elctricity to others in the park or just to you?
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:52 PM   #7
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I believe so... it wasn’t actually us, it was our travel partners.
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:53 PM   #8
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It was just our travel partners.. they have 50 amp.
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So they say your surge protector blew out their electric on a different pedestal?
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:55 PM   #10
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Interesting, it was our friends surge protector, they have 50 amp. Not sure what type protector they have. They tried it on our pedestal after we left, and it read “no ground”...or something of that nature.
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:56 PM   #11
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:58 PM   #12
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They plugged it in to another plug and same message, no ground ...
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I think that you were blamed for something that your surge protector did not do...
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:34 PM   #14
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Agreed. The surge protector is pretty much a passive system and not likely to trip a breaker.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:33 PM   #15
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Question about surge protector and my new 2020 Thor Delano

On first trip in first campground I plugged in surge protector (SP) and RV electricity did not work. Removed SP and electricity worked. Next night in different campground tried to use the SP and again it did not work. I assumed I had a bad SP.

Got back from trip and ordered new and "better" (aka more $) SP. Have tried using the new SP on two different pedestals and also while connected to my home power and the result is the same - RV electricity does not work. Remove the SP and everything is fine. The new SP's display indicates it is working fine - no issues.

My questions - Has anyone had a similar problem? Does anyone have any suggestions as to what may be causing this issue? I don't want to keep using my RV without a SP in place.

Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:34 PM   #16
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sometimes my sp takes awhile before it lets power thru
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:41 PM   #17
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Surge Protector

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Did you wait about 2 minutes after connecting? Our SP takes a minute or two before the electric is turned on.

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Old 09-02-2020, 11:03 PM   #18
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I agree... Patience is the key.
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Old 09-02-2020, 11:48 PM   #19
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Sounds like the problem is with the pedestal not the surge protector.
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Old 09-02-2020, 11:55 PM   #20
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Question about surge protector and my new 2020 Thor Delano

On first trip in first campground I plugged in surge protector (SP) and RV electricity did not work. Removed SP and electricity worked. Next night in different campground tried to use the SP and again it did not work. I assumed I had a bad SP.

Got back from trip and ordered new and "better" (aka more $) SP. Have tried using the new SP on two different pedestals and also while connected to my home power and the result is the same - RV electricity does not work. Remove the SP and everything is fine. The new SP's display indicates it is working fine - no issues.

My questions - Has anyone had a similar problem? Does anyone have any suggestions as to what may be causing this issue? I don't want to keep using my RV without a SP in place.

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Maybe you have to reset a fuse.
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