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Old 05-16-2008, 02:40 PM   #15
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Both items plug into the outlets. I have seen the volt meter at CW and the polarity tester at HD.
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:43 PM   #16
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I also keep an eye on whether the auto-set fridge switches away from electric and over to gas.
You guys are really making me jealous! I have to go outside and access the back of the fridge to switch it from one source to another. Dang, AC, microwaves, monitor panels, auto-switching fridges, what's next
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Both items plug into the outlets. I have seen the volt meter at CW and the polarity tester at HD.
I have the volt meter plugged in constantly over the kitchen counter. It obviously shows whether we have power, but it's always there and on to monitor what we have coming in. It's not unusual to see that voltage fluctuate under load. It might save you an A/C compressor if campground's voltage sags under a hot summer's sun.

Keep in mind that the particular model that Richard and I have has a variance factor of plus minus 10%. If I had to do it over, I'd try to buy a unit that is a little better than that.

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Old 05-16-2008, 03:59 PM   #18
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You guys are really making me jealous! ..... Dang, AC, microwaves, monitor panels, auto-switching fridges, what's next
I had another thought -- the automatic toilet seat drops to the default position (down) if the power goes out.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:34 PM   #19
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I have the volt meter plugged in constantly over the kitchen counter. It obviously shows whether we have power, but it's always there and on to monitor what we have coming in. It's not unusual to see that voltage fluctuate under load. It might save you an A/C compressor if campground's voltage sags under a hot summer's sun.

Keep in mind that the particular model that Richard and I have has a variance factor of plus minus 10%. If I had to do it over, I'd try to buy a unit that is a little better than that.

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Since we are having our 68 Ambassador renovated, I would like to upgrade to a better unit....(voltage tester, I mean) as we will have a new 68 when we are done....do you know of a better voltage tester that has a lower variance, Jack?
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:45 PM   #20
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A nobler answer to the problem would be to wire in a small socket and use a NEON GLOW LAMP. They use negligible power, have a comforting glow, and last forever. For example see:




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A nobler answer to the problem would be to wire in a small socket and use a NEON GLOW LAMP. They use negligible power, have a comforting glow, and last forever.
We have one of those in the bathroom. It's pretty unobtrusive, and gives just enough light to see the toilet, and the way back to bed in the middle of the night. Burns maybe a watt.
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Spoken like someone with a newer trailer Caravels don't have monitor panels, and the fridge has no readouts or lights of any kind. But I did find a little led nightlight for now and plugged it in next to the intellipower and it lit up when I plugged the trailer in, so I think that will do the trick for the moment. I like the idea of one of those poliarity testers too, I'll have to look for one of those.
I wasn't sure you'd have a monitor panel but thought you may have a (newer) fridge...which might have a light.
Guess I am still excited about repairing my gauges (finally!) last week!

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It's a new fridge, but it still doesn't have any lights or indicators on it. I guess because it's such a mini - no frills. I'd be excited about getting your guages working too. I always wished I had a monitor panel like the big trailers!
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Since we are having our 68 Ambassador renovated, I would like to upgrade to a better unit....(voltage tester, I mean) as we will have a new 68 when we are done....do you know of a better voltage tester that has a lower variance, Jack?
At one time Camping World sold a digital unit. I think its variance level was about 5%. The analog dial one I have today didn't cost very much. If you look at one, check out the specs.

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At one time Camping World sold a digital unit. I think its variance level was about 5%. The analog dial one I have today didn't cost very much. If you look at one, check out the specs.

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There is no CW near me and maybe I should check with an electrician...they know about all the good stuff.....One time we had to use an extension cord to reach the campground plug in and the cord somehow had the reverse polarity....my little polarity tester let me know that.....am not sure what would have happened but I reversed the cord and the polarity was correct and my trusty little tester told me...of course, extension cords are not a good thing anyway. thanks, paula
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At one time Camping World sold a digital unit. I think its variance level was about 5%. The analog dial one I have today didn't cost very much. If you look at one, check out the specs.

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Hi, I have the three light [polarity] tester plugged into an outlet to the left of my door; If you only have one tester I would for sure have this one. Also in this picture, I have the analog voltage tester plugged into the outlet near the left side of my hood vent. And on the right side [hard to see in picture] I have the digital voltage tester with a glowing night light plugged into it. The digital tester will give you volts, hertz, and wattage draw on anything plugged into the recepticle on the tester. You may want to click on picture to enlarge it, if your eyes are like mine.
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