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I am looking at getting a 50amp surge guard. Will the surge guard still work properly when using adaptors for 30amp and 20 amp or will it only protect when pluged into 50amp?
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It will work with all the different adapters.


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Just got portable one from camping world they had it on sale. Can not beat the price at 337


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rr2254545 wrote:

Just got portable one from camping world they had it on sale. Can not beat the price at 337


Congrats for paying $95 more than you needed to . http://www.adventurerv.net/permanent-surge-guard-120240v-amp-p-2760.html

And that was just the first search, there are problaby several better. This aren't portable, they are fixed which also means they can't be stolen without a LOT of effort.

Either way, I'd love to have one but I don't.


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Agree with rr2254545. I got the 50 amp from Camping World.

We have not had any known surges but we have had a few outages where the power goes off briefly and then comes back on. I like the feature where the surge protector delays restoring power to allow the A/C systems to come into balance.

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jmanrambler wrote:

I am looking at getting a 50amp surge guard. Will the surge guard still work properly when using adaptors for 30amp and 20 amp or will it only protect when pluged into 50amp?
Thanks in advance.


I'm on 30 amp as we speak. The 50 amp protection works just fine.


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Another thing to consider when purchasing a portable vs hardwired surge protector is, if the worst happens and the surge protector does heat up to the melting/fire stage, I'd rather it not be hardwired/screwed to the floor of my MH!
I don't think this would be something that happens very often, but I have seen a couple of pictures that convinced me, that it needed to stay out at the pedestal!

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I used a 50 amp Tech Research SG for five years. The paperwork said it was okay to use on 30 amps but not permanently because it was designed to be used on 50 amps. http://www.rvpartsoutlet.com/product_info.php?cPath=916_205&products_id=7608

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Good to know, thanks.

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I cannot find the paperwork, but I had a coupon from Camping World and got my surge protector for around $300 plus tax, back in July. And this surge protecor definitely is portable. I just plugged it in at the pedestal and then plugged my cord into the unit. It could be stolen easily, but I doubt that will happen.

When I searched the net I found no identical units (same model number and manufacturer) that were any cheaper after adding in shipping. And I liked the ability to take it back to any camping world store if there was a problem. Shipping stuff back is a PITA.

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