Although I would have liked to see this made of some type of strong metal-based product, the lock works fine and I don't find it t...o be too big considering what the size of the plugs are that go into the surge guard (I use the 50amp surge guard).
I bought a 30 amp surge guard about 3 years ago with a locking hasp that was made of metal and a lot more sturdier then this one. ...I recently replaced my male plug on my camper and the old style would not fit. I bought this one as a replacement and I must say I was disappointed in the quality. It is made of plastic and even when locked it does
not seem to be to thief proof, but it is better then nothing.
I agree with the previous reviewer about the quality of this item, but it does appear sturdy.
While the price is certainly righ...t, I wonder how long it will stand up to the elements. When
you spend that much money on your portable Surge Protector, you most certainly want to
protect it. I just hope that this will be strong enough to do just that. Locking feature was a
selling feature for me.
Although the cost of the Surge Guard was only around $300, having a locking hasp is a
good deterrent. Only issue I have is that... it is plastic and could be broken to steal the
surge guard. A metal hasp would be better for security purposes, but the materials
used would need to be safe when around electricity.
While this item is plastic, it nevertheless is a visual
deterrent for theft of either the 30 or 50 amp portable
surge guard. It... is easy to take off and put on at the
campsite as well and does not take up much RV storage space.
I wish it were made of stronger material, but as long as it
remains an effective deterrent, then I'm satisfied.
This came free as a promotion for the purchase of a surge protector and I have used it. I
would not have purchased it at the MSR...P due to the fact that if someone wanted to
remove it they could easily do so if they had the right tools. It is plastic so a large pair of
diagonal cutters could cut the tabs that the padlock goes into. I think that constructing it
out of some metal such as aluminum would be much better.
I purchased the Surge Guard and the Guard lock. as many of the others have mentioned it is nice to keep the honest guys honest. I ...wanted something a little more aggressive so I went to my local big box store and purchase 18 of tow chain rated for 2000 lbs or class 3 protection same as cutting a lock with bolt cutters. as well as three locks the master or
brinks pack with the same key with a 1&1/8th opening to fit around the power cord to the surge guard and over the power cord to the camper I can now leave the chian and one lock
closed on the surge guard and when I pull in - I have just enough chain to go around the power post and lock the other end of the chain and power cord in the lock. the third lock is for the surge guard lock hasp. The only fear left is that they simply cut the main power line
to my camper and take the rest but chained to the post adds some extra time to thier get away. Having three locks on one key is nice, it keeps it simple.
Recently I have visited with other RV'ers who used the Surge Guard because of someone they knew who lost lots of their
electronic...s and electrical system due to a faulty power supply. When I thought about it there is just too much at stake to NOT have protection; so I ordered the 50amp
protection and on sale it was $336.00 and that is too much to leave it just hanging loose for some vandal to take away;
so I also ordered the Surge Guard Universal Lock Hasp. I have used it since and it works like a charm; easy on and off; well worth the money and I now have some assurance that
it will not disappear in the middle of the night or while we are away from the RV. I recommend that everyone have a
Surge Guard to protect your RV systems, and a Surge Guard Lock to protect your Surge Guard. Most all RV parks are safe, but in some locations there are roads close by and
passing vandals could take your STUFF just for the heck of it and leave your rig unprotected.
They fail to mention that if you have a detachable power cord from your R.V this is a waste of time as if someone wants the surge ...protector they will just steal your whole RV power cord. Would work ok if cord is not they newer detachable one.
Used it for the first time last week. Why spend $100.00 on a surge protector and not
purchase this item to protect someone from ...stealing it. It would have been better if it had
come with the padlock included.
This item works very well for what it was designed for. After locked to your RV cord it
secures your Surge Guard. This item coul...d be improved by making the connection
water proof. We improvise by using a baggie. In heavy rains the Surge Guard will trip
because water can easily get inside
the surge guard lock hasp was very loose on my 30 AMP surge guard, made out of
plastic which does seam very safe to me. also the... hole for the lock was very small. I will
still use it. I does made it a little harder to remove the suarge guard.
This will do exactly what is designed to do. Keep an honest person from walking off with a $200+ surge guard. It will
even slow a... dishonest person down. One whack with a sledge and its gone. Works great with a cable that is permanently
attached to your rig. Detached cables are another story.
Others have said they wouldn't buy because it is plastic but it is very tough plastic and
would require some tools to remove. If... you have those tools, you could remove a metal
box. This will deter the casual thief.
I had to drill out the holes in the hasps to be able to get the lock I have through them but
my lock may be overkill.
All a thief has to do is unplug the surge guard from the electrical source, then cut your 30 or 50 amp power supply cable below th...e universal lock hasp. Now you have more expense to have your cable repaired, but you also lost your surge guard. There are too many thieves looking for easy targets and the surge guard and it's universal lock hasp
is an easy target.
All a thief has to do is unplug the surge guard from the electrical source, then cut your
30 or 50 amp power supply cable below ...the universal lock hasp. Now you have more
expense to have your cable repaired, but you also lost your surge guard. There are too
many thieves looking for easy targets and the surge guard and it's universal lock hasp
is an easy target.
It keeps the honest people honest. A big hammer will open up the case. The only real
problem is putting it together at the power... box. Not the manufactures fault, just have too maneuver around the box to put together.
Basically, this keeps the honest people honest. It will protect your surge guard for the most part and it is inexpensive. For the ....1% dishonest folks, I also have a german shepherd who claims complete ownership of the RV and proximity. So, go ahead. Make my day.
Bit hard to open/close to use. It will keep the basically honest person from being tempted,
but will not stop a determined thief..., but on the other hand in an RV park with others in the
area, most determined thieves will find an easier target.
I ordered the Surge Guard Universal Lock Hasp before I actually took delivery of my new
Jayco fifth wheel trailer. Upon taking d...elivery of my fifth wheel I discovered that the
power supply cord that came with the unit has a useful handle on the male end to
facilitate easy and safe disconnecting of the cord. The problem is that the handle is to
large to fit within the Surge Guard Universal Lock Hasp. As a consequence, I now have
a Surge Guard Universal Lock Hasp that I have no use for.
Lock Hasp is large and difficult to open and made of plastic. I'm sure it offers some
level of protection, but in plastic? Guess... it's better than nothing and may make thieves move on to other locations. A wire cable could be run through the large
openings, front to back, and then around the electrical box and crimped loop ends
could be locked in with the padlock. Just a thought, I'll be trying.
This hasp came with the surge protector that I purchased. Yes, it's made of plastic, but
anything that you can do to keep sticky... fingers off of it is worth it. To help with the
protection of the 50amp unit, I also use a locking cable wrapped around the pole and I
find that this also helps to keep others from trying to steal it. Try that and see if it will help
Found it worked well. Did feel it was better to use a bicycle lock we had not using to
secure it to the power post. Locks with t...wo locks now. Locks only keep out honest
people but discourage and slows down others. Good Item as expected!
The surge guard fits easily within the lock-box. This will keep an honest person from
taking your surge guard but I think a dete...rmined thief with a little time could defeat the
box. It's made of plastic and with the right tools could be removed while locked.
Hopefully all my fellow campers will not be thieves.
I was very surprised at how loosely the box fit on the
plugs. I can see that this could be defeated relatively
easily. But I als...o realize that anyone brazen and/or
diligent enough could break anything. It is definitely
better than nothing. Be careful with the tabs where the two
halves hook together. The can snap will minimal pressure
when connecting on the plugs.
It seems to fit the 30amp model I purchased OK, I suppose
that it is sized to include the 50amp product also. Seems
very roomy i...nside. I am trying it while my camper is hooked
up at home. It will make it harder for the bad guys to
It is plastic as previously mentioned. Not the best if you want to make it steal proof.
However, someone who wants to break it w...ill have to bring a tool and likely will make
some noise. It is good enough to cost someone some time and might be a deterrent.
Purchased this product to replace the older metal style for 30 amp service.The newer
service plugs are too large to be able to l...ock. The product is made of plastic which is
not much of deterrent to someone who really wants a surge guard. Good set of
diagonal cutters can cut aft of lock area and open the product up. This product is for
honest people. It will keep the service cord from being disconnected by children playing
around the pedestal. Plenty of room for even 50 amp.
This product works as designed, but it's only made from plastic. It may, however, be enough
to help deter thieves or pranksters ...from tampering with or stealing your surge protector.
A better design would, of course, be made from sturdy metal.
I will still use it in hopes it will deter criminals.
Prevents unauthorized removal of your Surge Guard electrical protector from your RV.
Prevents unauthorized removal of your Surge Guard electrical protector from your RV.
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