Originally Posted by B47
Iggy - a little late to the party - but I brought the Surge Guard shortly after buying our FW and also after reading what the folks on this forum said about them. I got the 50 amp model at CW.
WE went from Texas to California this past July and the temps in NM, AZ and NV were very high. I didn't experience any brownouts ay the CG's we stayed at, but I was glad to have it for insurance.
It bears repeating that most high end surge suppressors will protect you from a severe brownout (by disconnecting you from the power source). BUT, some
high end ones won't automatically reconnect you when the power plumps up. (check whether yours will) You should always keep your propane open because if you brown out shutdown your propane will keep your food cold till you get back.
The surge suppressor will also protect you when power returns rapidly (a surge spike). This is typical when a brown out is not severe enough (or long enough) to trip you off line; yet has a spike coming back up.
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