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Old 04-22-2018, 08:02 PM   #1
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[Need Met] - Progressive Industries PT50C

Any chance that one of you folks here have a PI portable 50amp protector that you do not use any more?

Our new trailer has 50amp service, and I have been using my PT30C with it, but I would like to go ahead and maybe find a nice used 50amp model.

I might even be able to trade my 30amp model with somebody if it worked out that way.

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Jerry
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:04 PM   #2
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Any chance that one of you folks here have a PI portable 50amp protector that you do not use any more?

Our new trailer has 50amp service, and I have been using my PT30C with it, but I would like to go ahead and maybe find a nice used 50amp model.

I might even be able to trade my 30amp model with somebody if it worked out that way.

Thanks,

Jerry
Check Amazon out. Pretty good prices for 50 amps. I recently bought a Progressive Industries 50 amp with protective cover $130. Link below.

https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-I...015Y9A4HU?th=1
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I may end up going that route, but I really would rather have the model that has the LED that rotates through the status of the system.

Sometimes we camp without power, and using a generator I can monitor the amperage usage.

Thanks for the suggestion,

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I don't know the difference but I have the EMS-PT50X and it cost over double of what is listed in the above link. I really don't think I would consider that cheaper model until I did my research.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:30 PM   #5
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The difference is between a surge protector and EMS (Electrical Management System).

Surge protection helps to suppress a momentary surge in power from lightning or something. EMS helps protect your RV from myriad conditions, including the more insidious low voltage conditions.

Just google "surge protector vs EMS" to find a ton of articles and such.

Here's a quick lookup table that compares features between EMS and Surge Protector:
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I don't know the difference but I have the EMS-PT50X and it cost over double of what is listed in the above link. I really don't think I would consider that cheaper model until I did my research.
Believe me I research most anything before purchasing. Something like the surge protector even more. It has great reviews not only on Amazon but other sites as well. The companies website explains what it does, how and why. Like you I started to purchase one for around $300 until I found this one.
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Thatís the difference between a surge protector and an EMS.
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This makes no sense.
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Believe me I research most anything before purchasing. Something like the surge protector even more. [...]
Great, then you should truly understand the difference between a surge protector and an EMS ... and even devices like the Hughes Autoformer.

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[...] Like you I started to purchase one for around $300 until I found this one.
Umm, no. You weren't like him at all. He purchased an EMS. You purchased a surge protector. They aren't the same thing at all. Your research should have told you this.

I'm glad you like your surge protector, but it's not even close to an EMS ... which is, of course, reflected in the relative prices.
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This makes no sense.

Great, then you should truly understand the difference between a surge protector and an EMS ... and even devices like the Hughes Autoformer.


Umm, no. You weren't like him at all. He purchased an EMS. You purchased a surge protector. They aren't the same thing at all. Your research should have told you this.

I'm glad you like your surge protector, but it's not even close to an EMS ... which is, of course, reflected in the relative prices.
I do understand the difference between a surge protector and an EMS. The surge protects and the EMS monitors and protects. To each their own I guess right?
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[...] The surge protects and the EMS monitors and protects. [...]
Nope. Still not correct. Enjoy your surge protector.
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