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Old 06-12-2019, 01:31 PM   #1
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Shore power iffy

Recently stayed at a campground and the circuit breaker at the pedestal would always trip when trying to run the A/C. Thought that was weird so it led me to install a digital display to monitor incoming power.
Just had to do it...
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:58 PM   #2
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Give us a link to the monitor!

I like it
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Need to get an EMS too!

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Old 06-12-2019, 02:44 PM   #4
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Give us a link to the monitor!

I like it
Thanks, I thought it turned out really clean and I liked the blue back light.

AC Current Voltage Amperage Power Energy Panel Meter LCD Digital Display Ammeter Voltmeter Multimeter with Split Core Current Transformer CT AC 80-260V 100A (AC 100A Meter(Split Core Transformer)) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JB9B2QL..._S6qaDbTKTR505
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Recently stayed at a campground and the circuit breaker at the pedestal would always trip when trying to run the A/C. Thought that was weird so it led me to install a digital display to monitor incoming power.
Just had to do it...

Ooh OOh! Another got to have toy!



I like it. I have an EMS that tells you pretty much the same thing. I can sometimes see it from a window. But not always.


For the price and good reviews. Got to have!
Thanks for the post.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:51 PM   #6
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Recently stayed at a campground and the circuit breaker at the pedestal would always trip when trying to run the A/C. Thought that was weird so it led me to install a digital display to monitor incoming power.
Just had to do it...

Does the meter reset the numbers automatically or when you push a button?
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:15 PM   #7
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There's only one button on the right hand ide and its to turn on/off the blue backlight. If I disconnect from shorepower, it'll turn off
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Was checking the other meters on AMAZON that are similar. This is better because it has the split transformer. Makes it just a bit easier.



The only thing to look for is that you have enough slack in the incoming 120 line to "clamp" the one wire. Other wise you need to split more of the outer insulation. Not a bigee if your a DIYer


Great find!
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:29 PM   #9
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Does the meter reset the numbers automatically or when you push a button?

It is not a cumulative reading. It is a constant reading, as it is occurring. It does not "count" your usage.


Still very useful.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:40 AM   #10
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I liked the meter so much that I not only bought the one in the link, I also had to buy the DC version too.
I like my toys too Armyvet!

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