RV Electrical Safety now available in Paperback and Kindle formatsJun 18th, 2014 | By Mike Sokol | Category: General, RV Safety
UPDATE: This book is now available in paperback as well as Kindle formats. Order it in paperback for $14.95 at http://www.amazon.com/No~Shock~Zone-Electrical-Safety-Michael-Sokol/dp/0990527913/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
And, of course, you can order it in Kindle format below. You can get a free Kindle e-book reader for any computer (Mac or Windows) and any tablet including Apple iPad and even most smartphones. The paperback version is great for home reading, while the Kindle version is great if you’re in an RV going “paperless” to save weight and space.
Now you can take No~Shock~Zone with you on your Kindle or iPad. The complete NSZ RV Electrical Safety series is now available as an eBook for $9.99 on Amazon in Kindle format. It includes extended info and graphics in a non-technical style that’s easy to read and understand. Download it to your e-reader in minutes and you’ll always have it as a reference guide while enjoying your adventures on the road.
Please read the forward by Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor) below to see why this is an important eBook that every RV owner, technician and campground operator should have in their library. You can purchase it by clicking http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2DWBD8
Forward By Gary Bunzer
the RV Doctor
Not many areas within the RVing realm are more mysterious and confounding than the 120-volt AC (alternating current) electrical system, common in one form or another, to just about every one of the 9 million RVs on the road today. Some RVs are actually equipped with three separate sources of this mystifying commodity that can further confuse the casual RVer! Many RV owners mistakenly equate the 120-volt AC system in their RV to be exactly the same as the electrical system in their residential dwelling. Simply put, the 120-volt AC system in an RV is similar in one respect, but vastly different in what one would find in a residential house or apartment. Similar in that they may plug the same appliances or devices into identically looking receptacles in the RV as they use at home; that much is indeed common. But the differences lie in just how the 120-volt AC system is electrically configured inside the RV.
Mike Sokol has created what I consider the very best explanation of RV electrical systems in this very easy to read eBook. Working with Mike over the years has revealed to me just how adept he is at explaining the details of 120-volt alternating current, breaking down topics into small enough bites that will not overwhelm the reader. The astute diagrams further clarify and reduce the mystery involved with grasping not only the safety aspect of properly using off-board and on-board electricity, but how to recognize potential issues that, quite frankly, can be lethal if left unaddressed.
One important reason why I feel this book should find itself in the hands of every single RVing family is the fact that the cause of most 120-volt electrical anomalies has nothing to do with the RV itself. Follow my logic. An RVer plugs the RV into a 120-volt pedestal at a campground or at the daughter-in-law’s house, or into any other electrical source providing power from the grid. They touch a metallic component on the RV and feel a slight “tingle” and assume it’s the RV causing the shock. So an appointment is made at an RV service facility and the pro RV technician runs tests, takes measurements and declares there is nothing wrong with the RV itself. And at that point, troubleshooting and rectification come to a screeching halt. Rarely, if ever, will the pro technician go out to that campground to further diagnose why his customer received an annoying buzz while plugged into the campground’s source of pedestal electricity. The fact that most electrical shocks are caused via the “source” of the electricity rather than the where it is actually manifested not only further compounds the issue, but it typically results in the faulty “source” being left as is for some other unfortunate RVer to come along and experience the same exact scenario.
Absorbing the true value of the book you are reading mandates not only using Mike’s work as a reference tool for future use, but also as a tome for understanding the intricacies of the 120-volt AC system and being prepared before experiencing negative happenings. Measuring for proper voltage and verifying the proper polarity of that voltage prior to plugging in your RV, as detailed within, can only lead to safe, satisfying and trouble-free RVing excursions. I highly encourage all RVers to download, study and ingest what Mike has prepared for you in this No~Shock~Zone presentation.
Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor (www.rvdoctor.com)