View Poll Results: Do you use powerline protection?
In line Surge Protector Only (Like Surge Guard) 60 50.00%
Voltage AutoTransformer (like Franks, Hughes, or Powermaster 4 3.33%
BOTH the above 4 3.33%
Naked to the world - Hope for the best 52 43.33%
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:45 PM   #31
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Just purchased a TRC 30 amp surge guard for our TT. We had issues with our power supply at our family cottage and we had to reboot the frig a few times. Hopefully this will solve this issue. So far, so good.
I brought the TRC 50 amp SP at CW shortly after I started reading about them here. It is heavy, but I am glad we have it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #32
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I found this PT-30-C on Craig's list thirty miles from my home. The seller told me he recently had to sell his new TT and had only used this unit once. He also mentioned that his first TT got zapped one night several years ago and fried his microwave, television and blew all his fuses. He spent $500 repairing and replacing damaged items. He promised himself it would never happen to him again, so he purchased the PT-30-C when he bought his new TT. He had a 30 amp outlet in his carport so I was able to see the unit work before paying for it. I gave $75 for it today complete with original receipt and owners manual. One less thing to worry about!
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:29 AM   #33
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Besides my surge protector, I have a TRC Digital Line Monitor showing current voltage incoming to the trailer with high/low alarms from Campingworld. Haven't seen anything below 118 volts so far at the Corp Of Engineer campground around our area lakes. This weekend will be a test as everyone will have things cranking with temps around 100.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:08 AM   #34
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I gave $75 for it today complete with original receipt and owners manual. One less thing to worry about!
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Wow! Great deal...
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #35
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Good show. my 2 week old trailer took a 240 volt hit along wiht 7 other trailers at a respected campground. Progressive industries 30 hardwired is now in place...
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What are the benefits between hard wired vs portable other than being able to use the portable on other trailers, etc? Seems the hard wired protectors are a little cheaper. I would also think hard wired is maybe a little more beneficial when going from 50a to 30a only because you aren't plugging the 50a into the surge protector then that into the 50/30 converter and that into the pedestal.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #37
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Besides my surge protector, I have a TRC Digital Line Monitor showing current voltage incoming to the trailer with high/low alarms from Campingworld. Haven't seen anything below 118 volts so far at the Corp Of Engineer campground around our area lakes. This weekend will be a test as everyone will have things cranking with temps around 100.

Do you need both? My TRC 50 amp SP shows that info on its digital display.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #38
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I recommend the autotransformer. It increases the incoming voltage when it is low (but not low enough to trigger a shutdown).

Here is some info on the Franks unit I use.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #39
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Progressive Industries PT30c EMS
Same one we have. First time using it this week.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #40
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Cheap security for your surge protector is very simple.

1 four foot piece of chain, one "S" hook, 1 master lock.
Put the "S" hook through the last link, use vise grips or vise to close "s" hook on last link. Now place the "s" hook and chain around bottom the surge protector cable just above the female plug, bend the other end of the "S" hook close to complete the security of your surge protector.
Four feet of chain will reach around most electrical pedestal or post in any camp ground.

I know the chain can be cut, but it will make most thieves move on to the next unprotected surge protector.

I took a page from your book and went to Lowe's and picked up this 1/2"cable and lock for $10 to wrap around the pedestal. I figure it can't hurt.

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