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Old 02-17-2020, 10:27 PM   #1
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Surge protector for 50amp to 30amp dogbone

We have a seasonal site this summer that only has 50amp service but we have a 30amp Chateau 31Y motorcoach. I plan on using a 50 to 30 dogbone but I think a surge protector would be a good addition as well. Should I get a 50amp protector to go between the box and dogbone or a 30 amp protector to go between the dogbone and rig? Sorry if this is a stupid question, DH thinks we don't need one but I would rather be safe than sorry. I appreciate any advise.
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Old 02-17-2020, 10:48 PM   #2
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If you get one, get the one that fits your coach, the 30 amp one. That way you can use it wherever you are.

If you buy a 50 amp one you will only be able to use it at 50 amp pedestals.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:41 PM   #3
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Ditto, get the 30 amp. I actually called , maker of my surge protector, and asked them this question. 16ACE27 gave you the spot on answer.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:07 AM   #4
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:19 PM   #5
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I use my 30 amp surge protector all the time with dog bones. I have a 50 amp to 30 amp dog bone but have never needed it.

I have a 15 amp to 30 amp dog bone that I use at home to run the reefer and keep the batteries charged and I use my surge protector on it too.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:40 PM   #6
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Easy-peasy, 30 amp coach, 30 amp surge protector.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:26 AM   #7
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Get the hard wired 30 amp from progressive industries. Install it and never worry again

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Old 02-21-2020, 02:03 PM   #8
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Speaking of surge protectors... I have one I can sell for $45 bucks shipped. I'll post it in the in classified section. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...3QBBWH2SQX4NBQ
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:31 PM   #9
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30 for 30; 50 for 50
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:58 AM   #10
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It was suggested to get a built in one. I would not recommend it. I blew my external up this past summer out a long way from where I could replace it. The park fixed the post problem, I tested it with another meter to be sure then plugged in direct. If it had been built in, I would have been out of power for a few days.
The second reason is I test the pedestal at a new park before backing in. It has saved pulling back out before going to another site.
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:03 PM   #11
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Thank you!
we would not be without a surge protector...would you rather pay a few hundred dollars for a surge protector...or pay big bucks for a new refrigerator, air conditioner, etc. ? and...we HAVE hooked up to a couple of sites which our protector has rejected !
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:10 PM   #12
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we would not be without a surge protector...would you rather pay a few hundred dollars for a surge protector...or pay big bucks for a new refrigerator, air conditioner, etc. ? and...we HAVE hooked up to a couple of sites which our protector has rejected !
Second that...been there...done that. Replaced an AC and bought a surge protector at the same time.
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