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Old 07-22-2016, 04:33 AM   #1
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Surge protecter

My 2016 3011 ac will bog down for a few seconds while at different campgrounds. I need a surge protecter. Any recommendations on what brand and type to get? 30 Amp service.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:16 AM   #2
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My 2016 3011 ac will bog down for a few seconds while at different campgrounds. I need a surge protecter. Any recommendations on what brand and type to get? 30 Amp service.
Wow, another argumentative question

Some will say brand "X" is the best. Others will say brand "Y" is the best, and a few will tell you Brand "Z"

How much do you want to spend?
Do you want a permanent installation or portable one?
Do you want it to analyze the circuitry as well as protect from surges or will you be using a separate device to do the testing?

These are decisions that you need to make when deciding on which unit to use for your RV's protection.

Progressive makes a basic portable 30 amp that can be had for under $90 all the way up to a high end permanent installed one for around $300

A Camco brand basic portable 30 amp can be had for under $70 , their high end Power Defender, which I have, is just shy of $200, with a few available in between

There are also other brands available but these two seem to be the most common. Progressive because it is the go to name when it comes to permanent installations. Camco because they are available at most any place that carries RV supplies.

Decide portable or permanent and your price point, then do a search on Amazon.com. Read the reviews on the different ones available within your price range and make your choice.

There really is no wrong answer, for any surge protection is better than none.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:55 AM   #3
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Here some reading on Progressive Industries EMS......

https://www.google.ca/search?q=progr...LYHTmwHnwpLgCg
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Progressive Industries EMS. That's it. The best. A bit more than the "others", but it's not just a "surge protector". Its a management device that will also read and protect your rig from a low voltage problem.
Also, lifetime warranty to the original buyer, 24/7 help line and problem/advice tech. Best service.
If you think about it, and it saves your rig one time, it will have paid for itself.
Even the hardwired 30 unit I have was cheaper than one appliance I would have to replace. You WILL get what you pay for!!!
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Progressive Industries EMS. That's it. The best. A bit more than the "others", but it's not just a "surge protector". Its a management device that will also read and protect your rig from a low voltage problem.
Also, lifetime warranty to the original buyer, 24/7 help line and problem/advice tech. Best service.
If you think about it, and it saves your rig one time, it will have paid for itself.
Even the hardwired 30 unit I have was cheaper than one appliance I would have to replace. You WILL get what you pay for!!!
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:26 AM   #6
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Progressive Industries EMS series is the best available, and here is a comparison chart to show you why https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Articles.asp?ID=279
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Also, you just spent many, many, many $ on your new rig. This is not an add on that you want to "skimp" on. The difference between the Progressive and the "others" is just a few bucks, and is small in comparison to what you will be getting.
Its a one time purchase and WILL pay for itself.
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Buy a NEW 50A Progessive HW even if your unit is 30A the 50A will work on BOTH 30 or 50! Then when you move to a 50A unit you take it with you,No need to sell a 30 at a Loss Then buy a 50! Your 50A unit has a "LIFETIME WARRANTY" so you Only have to Buy 1 time! Youroo!!
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My 2016 3011 ac will bog down for a few seconds while at different campgrounds. I need a surge protecter. Any recommendations on what brand and type to get? 30 Amp service.
Although surge protectors and PI EMS systems are a great idea and I have one myself, I have to ask, are you popping the circuit breaker at the post? These are not going give you more voltage or current availability from my knowledge of what these devices do. I could be mistaken and have been before, but don't think the characteristic you're concerned about will change with this device. Perhaps there is an AC expert/electrician who has knowlege of capacitor start motors on the thread that can shed some light on what maybe what you are noticing. That's my 2 cents
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Agree with above, I would only get a PI EMS system. But it won't solve low voltage, or voltage drops. It just protects your trailer from them, shuts off power when needed, and tells you via readout what's going on. It takes an autoformer to smooth out voltage drops. I can't justify one of those.........but many do.
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