Originally Posted by Roger2650
You should research the Hugh's autoformer, it will increase by a certain voltage or reduce to maintain the voltage within an exceptable range for your electronic equipment. It was recommended to me after I blew a microwave.
Have been very happy with it. I think I bought it through Amazon for 500.00, free shipping and no tax. Hugh's website sells them for around $565.00.
Thanks Roger for your thoughts. I believe that the only advantage of the Hughes unit is that will boost the voltage in low voltage situations. My EMS GUARDS against, but does not try to improve the situation if the voltage goes low for an extended period.
In other words, the EMS only SENSES a low voltage condition, whereas the Hughes unit will try to FIX It. Now, my EMS would cut out in a temporary low voltage (like maybe a few seconds or so) and then re-apply the voltage immediately..... but for an extended period the EMS would not be helpful.
However, in three years of full timing, I've never had a situation where the Hughes would have been helpful. If I ever did have an hour or two of lower voltage, I would just run my generator. If in a park with a permanent low voltage issues, I would just leave, and go somewhere else.
So, too me it just wouldn't be something I'd want to spend $500 on. Maybe $100, but even then I'd probably pass.
Unless you have money to burn an EMS only setup is MORE than sufficient and I already have the EMS; PLUS they can be bought for a good bit less than the autoformer.
These are my OPIINIONS...... YMMV. Best to go with what YOU are comfortable with since it's YOUR money.