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Posted: 02/10/12 06:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I want to get a portable surge protector, but am wondering how I might keep it from walking away from the power pole. Any ideas?


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They make locks for them.

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My PI came with a locking ring as others have mentioned, but what I do is plug my primary power cord into it and leave it in the bay, and use my 50-amp extension cord to run from the bay to the post. That way the PI is in the bay protected from both weather and fingers.

Someone else I read in another thread does the same but puts his portable up under the frame, out of sight.


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The covers of the power poles in a lot of parks can be locked with a padlock. This is what I do whenever possible. When the cover cannot be locked I have a chain I wrap arround the power pole and the surge protector and lock it's ends together.


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Posted: 02/10/12 06:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bea PA wrote:

They make locks for them.


Progressive Industries' electrical management systems have a tab with a hole in it that is attached to the neck of the unit. It can be used to secure to a power pedestal.


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I purchased a lock for mine. Fool proof? NO but it will slow down the Honest person to keep him honest. My MH is for me a large financial investment and I feel that the surge protector is a small but important investment.


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An alternative is a hardwired system. I realize it isn't the answer to your question but it does eliminate the need to lock to a post and the urge to not use it in a simple overnight stopover. Its always there and always working.


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Goldencrazy wrote:

I use an extension cord and plug the protector into the motorhome inside the compartment between main line and extension. Then lock the compartment. When I discovered this got lots of posts that other do it and it was only new to me.


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I use an extension cord and plug the protector into the motorhome inside the compartment between main line and extension. Then lock the compartment. When I discovered this got lots of posts that other do it and it was only new to me.

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We have a portable Progressive Energy Management system and would not be without one. We purchased a short piece of rubber coated chain and use two padlocks; one to lock one end of the chain around the female end of the system and the other padlock to lock the other end of the chain around the male end of the motorhome cord. This way we do not have to lock and unlock everytime we plug or unplug. The system will store on top of the cord when it is retracted.


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