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Old 11-22-2015, 03:06 AM   #1
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surge protector and/or volt booster

I just bought a brand new toy hauler 26rr and am looking at protecting it the best way I can. I looked at the hughes autoformer volt booster which seems to me to have surge protection built in but I might be completely wrong there. I also looked at just doing a portable ems-pt30c and just getting surge protection with no voltage boost. Any opinions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:31 AM   #2
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Hughes Autoformer will help increase power only that I know of. I know Heck could answer that. I would still get a progressive EMT unit either portable or hard wire.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:47 AM   #3
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X2. You can't go wrong with Progressive Industries EMT units..
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:56 PM   #4
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Right now rvsafety.net has the best price. Bought one about 30 days ago.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:33 AM   #5
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How complicated is it to hardwire one?
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Very easy if you have the room.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:01 AM   #7
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I like the portable surge gard, it saves me several times a year. Get the one that gives volts and amps readout and auto resets...that way you don t have to go out in heavy rain....plus can use easily to check other stuff....went to one federal camp ground and the whole loop was reverse one time.....with portable you can check several pedestals without having to move RV....good luck spend the money save your appliance
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:32 PM   #8
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+1 on the Progressive Ind EMS units. So much more than a surge arrester. I'm about to buy my third one, just bought a new trailer. I prefer the hardwired ones. You can allways get a buck boost transformer if you want.
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I have been using the Hughes Autoformer for one year now and am very pleased with the results. I purchased it over the EMS unit because of the many state parks I have been in during my outings that had low voltage. It does raise low voltage and will allow electrical devices to operate as designed. It will also protect against park power problems. The EMS units just go off when voltage hits a certain point. I did not like that feature. Low voltage has always been my biggest problem and this does a great job handling that. You really should go to their web site and read what the Autoformer can do for you. I would buy this again with no hesitation.
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