Surge Protectors! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Camping/RV's Discuss camping, RV equipment and locations.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 05-07-2012, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mudfuel06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Florida
Posts: 335
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!

2007 F250 Lariat Outlaw Edition-High Idle Mod,Sinister Coolant Filter
2001 Coachmen Royal 326RLS
2010 EB Expedition EL-The Wifey's
mudfuel06 is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 05-07-2012, 09:31 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.



2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
jesilvas is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 05-08-2012, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mudfuel06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Florida
Posts: 335
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2007 F250 Lariat Outlaw Edition-High Idle Mod,Sinister Coolant Filter
2001 Coachmen Royal 326RLS
2010 EB Expedition EL-The Wifey's

Last edited by mudfuel06; 05-08-2012 at 03:24 AM.
mudfuel06 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 05-08-2012, 04:16 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ummm, never seen it if there is.
30A is a two pole, three phase setup. Neutral, hot, ground. Maybe you got the 50A plug.



2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
jesilvas is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 05-08-2012, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mudfuel06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Florida
Posts: 335
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by jesilvas View Post
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.

2007 F250 Lariat Outlaw Edition-High Idle Mod,Sinister Coolant Filter
2001 Coachmen Royal 326RLS
2010 EB Expedition EL-The Wifey's
mudfuel06 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 05-08-2012, 10:35 AM
Glow Plugs Only
 
dee004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,447
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudfuel06 View Post
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.


05 F250 CCSB 4X4, 05 VW TDI
4"Banks Turbo Back, ARP Studs & OEM Gaskets,
Coolant Filter, Blue spring, Zoodad
Bypass Oil Filter, Kitty By By, Standpipes dummy plugs
BPD oil cooler, EGR Delete, CCV Mod, BPD Oil Cooler, SCT SF3

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...-endeavor.html


dee004 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome