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Old 05-07-2012, 09:06 AM
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Surge Protectors!

Just an FYI to save yourself a little money. I'm sure the newer campers have some type of protection built in, but my '93 sure didn't. Went to plug in the camper on Thursday night to get the fridge cold and all of a sudden--BANG. I somehow managed to blow up the microwave, power convertor and the transformer in the A/C unit. Luckily, they sell a replacement for the Magnetek convertor that's all digital, I had an old microwave laying around the house that almost fits perfectly and my A/C guy just happened to have a transformer for an ice machine that worked perfectly for the unit since they no longer make one for a '93. Long story short, they all have fuses in them now!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:31 AM
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Better check the heating element in the refr too if you have one.
But other than that, everything that coulda blown up did haha

I made my Samsung SGH-I997 send this.
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The fridge seems to be working, I just need to take it in for the recall. On a side note, after talking with someone on another board, I may have wired the neutral incorrectly when hooking up the plug. Apparently, there is a newer type of 30 amp plug that has 4 wires instead of just three.

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Ummm, never seen it if there is.
30A is a two pole, three phase setup. Neutral, hot, ground. Maybe you got the 50A plug.
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Ummm, never seen it if there is.
30A is a two pole, three phase setup. Neutral, hot, ground. Maybe you got the 50A plug.
NO, it's definitely not a 50 amp plug. I had the wires hooked up exactly the way I had them at our old house and never had a problem. It threw the convertor breaker when I first hooked up to the plug, then after that I hooked up to an extension cord with a 30 amp adapter and didn't have an issue after replacing all of the parts.
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The fridge seems to be working, I just need to take it in for the recall. On a side note, after talking with someone on another board, I may have wired the neutral incorrectly when hooking up the plug. Apparently, there is a newer type of 30 amp plug that has 4 wires instead of just three.
May have given you a 30A 240V dryer/welder plug by mistake.
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