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Old 05-07-2015, 07:49 AM   #1
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RV cordset w/falutsmart led plus surge guard protector

Hello Electrical Wizards,

Would you recommend using the surge guard protector with this faultsmart cord?
Wondering if the technology of each piece might cancel out each other when hooked up together.


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Old 05-07-2015, 07:55 AM   #2
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If you "electronical wizards" are going to answer, please include, for me if not for anyone else, why it would be "practical" to add this particular piece of equipment to my already large number of pieces of equipment I pack around with me during my "airstream adventures!"

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Old 05-07-2015, 08:21 AM   #3
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Nancy the cord, not a bad idea on the LED's, would only help you if you remember to look at the indicators and immediately unplug if they show an error. If I am reading the literature correctly if you leave it plugged in bad things like fires may occur.

The TRC will not even allow current to flow through the TRC box if it finds a ground fault. It also does other things like surge protection. I used a built in TRC on my FC25 but went to an external 50amp Progressive EMS-50PTC for my Classic. The warranty if ever needed is better on the Progressive. Pricing from Amazon makes them comparable to TRC.

No issue on using both the Faultsmart and a surge/fault unit but not much gain either since the surge/fault unit does it automatically.

Personal bottom line, get a surge/fault unit.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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Firstly there should not be a problem with interference. The surge guard in the link will protect you from many more power issues including low and high voltage and power surges. The surge guard is also a smart box it will turn your power off if it senses a problem and monitor your power and restore it automatically if it see the power is good. This feature is useful in when the campground power will drop due to heavy load which can cause the power to drop to unhealthy levels for your electical stuff. It will automatically restore power if the voltage levels reach an acceptable level. Also the surge guard has a time delay before resetting approx 2 min. This will also protect your electrical stuff. Examples:
Hot day late afternoon everyone at CG is returning running thier AC's watching tv and using hot water which causes the the CG power to drop due to heavy loads.
Other example is a storm knocks out power and while they try to restore it it cycles on and off several times. Some of your electrical stuff does not like this on and off cycling. I have experienced both of the above numerous times.

The time delay will wait until the power has been stable for at least 2 min. I own a surge guard and it works well for me.

The furion as I read it has a dumb indicator light that informs you of low voltage, bad grounds or netural situations with an led. No surge or low/high voltage protection.

I have tried to keep this short and understandable.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:29 AM   #5
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Not a wizard but got the Surge Guard for my trailer. Works fine. Cheaper than replacing the AC, Fridge etc.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:00 AM   #6
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So as I see it the two devices are entirely separate entities and do not try to do the same thing; they should therefore be compatible. If you already have a good power cord, then a polarity test device for 10- -20 dollars is a lot cheaper

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:17 PM   #7
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Hi Nancy

The cord is just a cord with two little LEDs on it. Useful? Perhaps. I wouldn't pay much extra. It won't interfere with the other device.

I don't know if I'm an electrical wizard or not, but you can read what I've written on surge protectors in the past. The one you're considering is the MOV-only type.

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