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Old 04-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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surge protector

how important is a surge protector? would you reccomend?

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Old 04-25-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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I would highly recomend it !

This comany is who I would recommend.

These peoples hardwired units carry a lifetime warranty.

One power surge or high or low voltage cg could ruin all of your electrical items in your camper costing you thousands of dollars.

Cheap price to pay !

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Old 04-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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Do you use a Power Surge Protector?

No sense reinventing the wheel.

A quick search on "surge suppressor" or "Autotransformer" will get you everything you need.

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Old 04-25-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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As they said, Bandit, an SP is both highly recommended and an oft-discussed topic on our forum.

Think of it like this - you undoubtedly use an SP at home for your sensitive electronics and maybe even for your whole house. Its the same thing for an RV with one big difference. The likelihood of any number of electrical problems happening while camping is greater than it is at home.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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The jury's out on whether one is really needed. I put one in and will report back after our intensities in 10 cities campground tour this summer.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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I'm convinced after reading about the damaged items without one. I just purchased the P.I., but I will purchase Franks if I lose power often due to low voltage. We're seasonal in one spot, so it's going to be a Yes or No. Both brands will shut off your power for surges or low power, but Franks goes the extra mile to juice you up in low power so your stuff keeps running, like a/c. That's my understanding. I already purchased the PI unit when I learned more about Franks. Either way, good investment.

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