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Old 10-06-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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Surge protector?

Been reading the Internet and apparently it is a smart idea to get a surge protector for plugging into camp sites? Been searching and think this one will do as well as the $269 ones?
This one is only $82
TRC (44260) 30 Amp Circuit Analyzer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JYMZ8HK/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_R2.ewbZ2PD1MJ
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:48 PM   #2
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Any models by progressive industries are among the best and highly recommended. I've had mine for over a year. Worth every penny. Don't go cheap when investing in something that protects all your electronics.
http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-In.../dp/B002UC4SWM
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:15 PM   #3
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rhino_160, yes it might work as well as the higher priced Progressive. But what are you going to do when the cheaper one does it's job? You are going to spend more money to buy another cheap unit. The Progressive units are guaranteed and they will replace it for free. Nothing else to buy. To quote the old Fram filter commercial - "You can pay me now or pay me later".

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Old 10-06-2015, 06:34 PM   #4
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I have been using this one for two years.

No issues what so ever.


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rhino_160, yes it might work as well as the higher priced Progressive. But what are you going to do when the cheaper one does it's job? You are going to spend more money to buy another cheap unit. The Progressive units are guaranteed and they will replace it for free. Nothing else to buy. To quote the old Fram filter commercial - "You can pay me now or pay me later".

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I don't know how true this statement is about replacements. I have had sure guard 34730 for 3 years, I had a problem with reading the display it clouded up. I called CW where I bought it they said that it was warranty for 1 year only. I called TRC directly and told them my problem they said to send it in. They also sent me the new model # 34780, free. I also own the older model that the OP is talking about. It is just a surge protector. The reason I bought the #34730 it reset automatically and has a 128 sec delay to protect your compressor. If I was just looking for a surge protector even with the low joules it has. that is better then nothing at all. Plus it will still give you everything except the time delay and auto restart. If you ever get a spike and the unit protects you your blow the surge protection anyway and need to replace it. How often due surge happens not many or at least I have never had one. Low voltage yes , high voltage yes but not a surge yet. Hope I never get one.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:05 PM   #6
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From everything I have read the one I was asking about has done its job on multiple campers according to reviews. Is there something this one will not do other than the auto restart and time delay? I don't need bells and whistles just reliability and protection. Should I NOT get this one?
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For the price they are asking it is cheap insurance, I'd buy it.
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I have been using this one for two years.

No issues what so ever.


And, I've been using mine for four years with no problems.

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Bite the bullet and just get the Progressive Industries, either the hard wired or plug in model. Difference between what your looking at and the Progressive, maybe 170-180 bucks is still cheaper than any appliance or tv that you may have to replace if "el chepo" blows.
It's a one time expensive, made in USA, and their service is second to none.
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I'm not a big fan of CW but they have the Surge Guard unit on sale at a much lower price than previously. Save ya shipping. Later RJD
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