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Old 08-05-2021, 02:02 PM   #1
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15 amp surge protector?

Just got a Caravel 16 ft with Soft Start on the AC. It seems to run fine on a 15 amp plug.

My question is can someone recommend a good surge protector for this? It looks to me like all the RV surge protectors are for 30 or 50 Amps. The outdoor ones I can find for 15 amp seem to be for Christmas tree lights and that sort of thing. Would one of these work, or is there something better?


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Old 08-05-2021, 03:16 PM   #2
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I think you can use the 30 amp surge protector with an adaptor plug? You have to have the adaptor anyway to plug the trailer in. Same wiring. Same voltages. Same power requirements for what you are running. Just more current available from the 30 amp outlet.
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Old 08-05-2021, 05:27 PM   #3
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What you very much want is an EMS rather than a simple surge protector. Feeding a 30A unit off of a 15A circuit works just fine.

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