Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2017, 03:05 PM   #1
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 40
Default Surge protector

Hi, my surge protector is showing red on left light...reverse polarity. ...is this dangerous to the vehicle. ...why all of a sudden...I'm plugged into a friends house. Thanks linda
__________________

lindadoglady@aol.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2017, 03:09 PM   #2
Site Team
 
avanti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,993
Default

Taken at face value, it means that your friend's house is mis-wired.

It is not dangerous to your vehicle, but depending on the details it could be VERY dangerous to the vehicle's occupants.
__________________

__________________
Formerly: 2005 Airstream Interstate (Sprinter 2500 T1N)
Now!: 2014 Great West Vans Legend SE (Sprinter 3500 NCV3 I4)
avanti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2017, 03:23 PM   #3
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 7,144
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by avanti View Post
Taken at face value, it means that your friend's house is mis-wired.

It is not dangerous to your vehicle, but depending on the details it could be VERY dangerous to the vehicle's occupants.
I agree. If your inverter or anything else has the neutral and ground bonded, the entire body could go "hot". All you need to do at that point is be on the ground and touch the body to get zapped.

If it is a plug in tester, you may want to test some of the home's other outlets to see how widepspread it is. Be sure to let the owner know, as this is a hazard for him too.

All this is assuming the tester has read properly in the past so the van is not an issue.
booster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2017, 05:17 PM   #4
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 881
Default

Unplug!

now!

danger will robinson!


I have not found a campground pedestal miswired ( yet)- but I always check

easy to use a plug adapter and a tester*like you find at hardware store.

you want to ensure that you have hot, neutral AND ground and that voltage is below 125- for that I use a volt meter

It takes a moment to check, then you know.

and than you can plug in your camper without affecting any of the electronics, load balancers, converters, chargers etc $$$$


mike


*$7
https://www.amazon.com/Sperry-Instru...E8R3Z1E18VQQ7D
mkguitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2017, 06:02 PM   #5
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 40
Default

It only did this once before at the la s t private house I plugged into....didn't notice till I Un plugged... only showed this am....15 amp. Outlet I think outside
lindadoglady@aol.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2017, 07:21 PM   #6
Site Team
 
avanti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,993
Default

If you are using a 15 amp to 30 amp adaptor, and if you only see the problem when running on 15 amps, the obvious suspicion would be that the adaptor is mis-wired. This is just as dangerous as a mis-wired house.

People have died this way.
__________________
Formerly: 2005 Airstream Interstate (Sprinter 2500 T1N)
Now!: 2014 Great West Vans Legend SE (Sprinter 3500 NCV3 I4)
avanti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2017, 07:57 PM   #7
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 40
Default

Thank you all...HOW CAN I TELL IF IT'S THE ADAPTER
__________________

lindadoglady@aol.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.