Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
Do you use a Power Surge Protector?

With our expensive rigs I'm looking into power and surge protections.
I'm considering buying a Surge Guard 50 amp plug in type.
I have used a 30 Amp type in my 5th wheel and was very happy.

Surge Guard Model 34750 with LCD Screen
Rated 120/240V, 50A - 3850 Joules - 6/4 AWG Cord

Just introduced to the market in January 2012, the new 50 Amp Surge Guard portable with LCD display also offers more than twice the joules of power surge protection than the previous model. Continuously monitors for voltage and amp draw and reverse polarity (miswired pedestal, elevated ground voltage). Compact and easy to use, they plug in between the power pedestal and the line cord to provide protection. Designed for all travel trailers, 5th wheels and motorhomes with 50 Amp service.


Protects RV from faulty park power
Buillt-in intelligence
Automatic reset on power restoration
Shuts off power when the following is present:
Open neutral
Low (<102V) and High (>132V) Voltage LCD display (English)
Multi-mode surge suppression
128 second reset delay protects A/C compressor
Continuously monitors for:
Voltage and amp draw (RMS)
Reverse polarity (miswired pedestal, elevated ground voltage) 3850 Joules of power surge protection
Convenient plug disconnect handles
Weather resistant

Amazon $360 with free shipping and no tax
Camping World $380 plus tax and free locking hasp.

What do you think?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	surge-guard-50-amp-portable-unit.jpg
Views:	127
Size:	9.9 KB
ID:	15386  
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Surge001..pdf (68.9 KB, 52 views)
__________________

__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
FreedomTracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 293
Progressive Industries PT30c EMS.
Usually around $300 on sale online at CW for $215.
__________________

__________________
2012 Ford F150 4x4, 5.0L, 3.55
2011 Rockwood MiniLite 1809s
E2 WDH 600/6000lbs
FreedomTracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
camper_Lucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Camping some place I hope
Posts: 318
Been using this one for two seasons now, works great no idiot lights real codes. Just used it this weekend for a neighbor that showed up and was having electric problems with their coach, moved it to there power pole and showed him the post had no power on leg two, (post had a bad breaker), he went to the office they came out agreed and replace the breaker. This one displays the actual AMP load on each leg and saves history so when you return from sight seeing and things seem a miss you can check to see it the power cycled.

EMS-PT50C
__________________
2011 GMC 3500HD 4x4 Crew DRW Duramax
Pullrite 20.5K
2012 Sierra 365SAQ
2006 Police Roadking FLHPi
camper_Lucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
camper_Lucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Camping some place I hope
Posts: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreedomTracker View Post
Progressive Industries PT30c EMS.
Usually around $300 on sale online at CW for $215.
OP needs the 50Amp version
__________________
2011 GMC 3500HD 4x4 Crew DRW Duramax
Pullrite 20.5K
2012 Sierra 365SAQ
2006 Police Roadking FLHPi
camper_Lucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
BigTJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Palm Coast FL
Posts: 746
The newer versions w/LCD readouts and history to review are REALLY COOL. They do function as advertised and are a great way to SAVE all the electronics and electrical items you have. I had one very similar on one of my boats (long gone) and I now use the 30 Surge Guard. Perfect piece of mind while connecting to CG power. A note about the "locking" hasp, it only locks the power cable to the SG. You need to lock the power box cover (I carry an extra lock ofr that purpose). Seems some not-so-savory types have been swiping them at various CGs around the country.
__________________
Brenda and John
'14 Ram 3500 MCSB 6.7L HO PullRite 16K S/G, Grey Columbus 320RS Camped '14 - 146 days/'15 - 196 days
USN-EOD(Ret), Master Chief, 30 yrs,
Master Blaster of the Navy
BigTJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
CLASS "A" Senior Member
 
cfsoistman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Upperco, Maryland
Posts: 3,135
We have thee earlier version of the one Iggy posted. It was a steal at CW a few years back, under $285 & free shipping. We use it every place we go.
__________________

2007 Georgetown 370TS
aka - RAYNMKR

Driver: Charlie
Navigator: Sheri
cfsoistman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 33
I have voltage regulator but not a surge protector. I have it in the electric compartment in line between the coach and an extension cord going out to park power. Has save me on multiple occasions with bad power. I also use in line between generator to help with spikes and sags of voltage.
__________________
Tbeasley77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreedomTracker View Post
Progressive Industries PT30c EMS.
Usually around $300 on sale online at CW for $215.
That is the 30 AMP version. I looked at their 50amp version and it is over $400. Thanks
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 63
Have a Progressive Industries 50 amp hard wire. RVUPGRADES current price 285.00 Portable unit higher. May have saved me once already when the park I was in had voltage droped below 108 volts. Unit checks before shifting power to camper.
__________________
2007 Georgetown 373
Nutmeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 12:48 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
ronhanson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 322
Progressive 50amp hardwired can be had for $300, many places. Lcd readout and error history is great
__________________

__________________
Ron Hanson
2009 Georgetown 350TS (bunks)
400W solar, 440AH 6V GC2
2009 Ford Edge AWD Ltd towed
2011 Honda Fit Sport towed
ronhanson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
led pad

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.