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Old 07-07-2016, 08:52 PM   #1
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I am fairly new at this and the DW asked about surge protection after searching reviews on the internet still confused are these things worth the investment? the best i can tell the less expensive units are worthless what do yall think
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:01 PM   #2
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yes, the less expensive units are worthless. You want/need total protection from anything that you can and will encounter. The Progressive EMS series of units offers the most protection and the only brand with a lifetime warranty.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:04 PM   #3
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yes, the less expensive units are worthless. You want/need total protection from anything that you can and will encounter. The Progressive EMS series of units offers the most protection and the only brand with a lifetime warranty.

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Old 07-07-2016, 09:07 PM   #4
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Stay with Progressive Ind best on the market
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:07 PM   #5
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X3, hooked up to a power box that had over voltage, installed the
one of Progressive EMS series units when i bought the trailer. It
saved me from a major electrical repair.

I will never own a trailer without a Progressive EMS series unit
installed in it.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:12 PM   #6
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Yep. Hardwired 50A on mine. I left it plugged in with the AC on two days ago. Noticed it had a PE6 flashing (line 2 low voltage). Told my wife and she said the power had pulsed a few times that morning...just enough to reboot a computer and reset one clock. Who knows? It might have saved my trailer AC from short cycling. Worth the money to not have to worry about it.
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Another vote for Progressive Industries. If you're going to do it, do it right the first time.
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:36 AM   #8
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I am fairly new at this and the DW asked about surge protection after searching reviews on the internet still confused are these things worth the investment?
Progressive Industries EMS...either hardwired or portable.
Don't think of it as an investment...think of it as insurance...and "don't leave home without it..."
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:59 AM   #9
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yes, the less expensive units are worthless. You want/need total protection from anything that you can and will encounter. The Progressive EMS series of units offers the most protection and the only brand with a lifetime warranty.
sorry to inform you but the Camco line surge protectors also has a lifetime warranty for materials and workmanship.

Their 55301 30 AMP Power Defender Voltage Protector has a 2450 Joule rating while the Progressive industries EMS PT-30C only has a 1790 Joule rating.

The main thing everyone needs to know is the higher the joule rating the better.

The low voltage drop off on the Camco is a 102 while the power defender is a 104 which is negligable considering they are both within the UL listing required voltage range for electiric devices.

Amazon Prime price for the Camco 55301 is $199.95
Amazon Prime price for the Progressive Industries EMS PT-30C is $248.25

When comparing apples to apples, the Camco is by far the better deal
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Camco made in China. Not sure if P.I. is or not.
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