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Old 12-16-2018, 07:35 AM   #1
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Surge protectors?

Hi folks, was wondering how many of you folks use the high dollar surge protectors?
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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Hi folks, was wondering how many of you folks use the high dollar surge protectors?


I use one on my 5th wheel. Wiring and components to expensive to replace
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:33 AM   #3
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Hi folks, was wondering how many of you folks use the high dollar surge protectors?
I used to have a Progressive Industries portable 30 amp management device for my camper but left it hanging on a power pole a couple years ago. Iím sure somebody thought it was their lucky day when they pulled into that site.
To prevent a recurrence, I installed a hard wired unit from Progressive Industries.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:35 AM   #4
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Used a 30A one from the beginning years ago. Now a 50 A protects our current fifth. Walking into another camper's big rig with an acrid smell of overheated wires buried in the walls is not to be forgotten. Camping when a new trailer pulled in, plugged in without a protector, and blew our line of campground sites.
I'm reassured when ours runs through its diagnostics and then connects.
I recommend them, imho.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:42 AM   #5
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I don't use a "high dollar surge protector" but I do use a high dollar hard-wired Electrical Management System (EMS) for more protection that a surge protector gives.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:09 AM   #6
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My Progressive Industries portable 50amp unit has quit four times. Iím about ready to give up on this unit. I need something better I think
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When I got my fifth, i was able to get the dealer to add in the 50 amp hard wired unit as part of the deal. I know it has saved my unit from several problems. I also do a quick check of the pedestal voltage and breakers off when I connect. I pre-test with a volt meter and an “idiot plug” with the 3 lights wired into a 50 amp plug.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:43 AM   #8
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Like others, we use a Progressive Industries EMS. Ours is hard-wired because I didn’t want to forget it and didn’t want an extra thing to hookup.

It’s protected my RV quite a few times.

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Old 12-16-2018, 01:31 PM   #9
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I added the install 30 amp PI EMS last fall, about $220. Not cheap, but not high dollar either. Had it find some bad grounds on my garage outlets. During a late season heat wave, it shut down on undervoltage during the day. I went with installed unit after reading of people forgetting theirs and discussing theft of the temporary units. I did not install a bypass so if any error conditions exist like lack of ground, I have no power.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:35 PM   #10
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I am very appreciative of the replies!
Looks like im in the market for one!
I've not picked up the camper yet, i will call abiut getting one hard wired in!
Are they on the outside of camper near the electrical hookup, or inside?
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