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Old 06-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #131
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I noticed that the voltage available kept dropping as the weekend went by and the campground filled.
Was this a state/federal park... or commercial?

If the latter, I hope you reported the problem and told them you won't be back. This kind of problem exists only because paying customers put up with it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:16 AM   #132
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Was this a state/federal park... or commercial?

If the latter, I hope you reported the problem and told them you won't be back. This kind of problem exists only because paying customers put up with it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #133
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I have a PI 50A surge protector. Must work OK as I have had no problems related to power surges. However, my microwave failed the last week I was in FL. When I got home, I took it in for service and was told that low voltage likely caused the internal fuse to blow.

Now that I think about it, the Winnebago sharing my power post had a heat pump failure at about the same time. They had the same PI unit that I have.

So, these devices do NOT protect against everything. I kind of wish I had gotten a more sophisticated unit. Should of listened to Herk when he was touting the Frank's unit but the $$ scared me away.

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I have a PI 50A surge protector. Must work OK as I have had no problems related to power surges. However, my microwave failed the last week I was in FL. When I got home, I took it in for service and was told that low voltage likely caused the internal fuse to blow.

Now that I think about it, the Winnebago sharing my power post had a heat pump failure at about the same time. They had the same PI unit that I have.

So, these devices do NOT protect against everything. I kind of wish I had gotten a more sophisticated unit. Should of listened to Herk when he was touting the Frank's unit but the $$ scared me away.

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Do you have a hardwired pi ?
The hard wired unit protects against hi and low voltage.
The portable is surge only.
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http://www.progressiveindustries.net/SSP_50.htm



http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_hw50c.htm
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #136
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Do you have a hardwired pi ?
The hard wired unit protects against hi and low voltage.
The portable is surge only.
It's an excellent question as to whether they have an EMS or SSP, but your statement is incorrect. There is a portable EMS. See this.
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It's a good question as to whether they have an EMS or SS, bit your statement is incorrect. See this.
Correct.
I guess I'm assuming he had an ss if low voltage was an issue according to the one I posted a link to.
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Unfortunately, I have the PI SS50 portable plug into the post unit. I checked with Progressive to be sure and it is surge only. I did not see the other style that had low voltage protection. I may give that some serious thought.

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Unfortunately, I have the PI SS50 portable plug into the post unit. I checked with Progressive to be sure and it is surge only. I did not see the other style that had low voltage protection. I may give that some serious thought.

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The one barry linked to is high and low voltage protection and portable.
You surely wouldn't have a problem selling the one u have.

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Unfortunately, I have the PI SS50 portable plug into the post unit. I checked with Progressive to be sure and it is surge only. I did not see the other style that had low voltage protection. I may give that some serious thought. Thanks Bill
The difference in average price for Progressive's portable surge ($125) and portable ems/surge ($350) tends people toward the lower price with less protection. I think both can be ordered at Camping World.

The power-return delay feature alone, that Barry helped me set properly on my 30 amp hardwired ems, was worth the extra cost/trouble. I believe it's preset at 136 seconds for the portable unit, while there is also a shorter option for the hardwired unit.
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