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Old 12-30-2015, 12:14 PM   #11
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Keep in mind that the surge protection circuitry in these devices is sacrificial. They are destroyed in the process of protecting from a major surge. This means that once out of warranty you will need to buy a new one if they are called upon to do their job.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:21 PM   #12
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Another vote for Progressive Industries.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:30 PM   #13
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Flybob, send it back to Progressive and they will fix it free of charge, for life.


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Old 12-30-2015, 01:40 PM   #14
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Flybob, send it back to Progressive and they will fix it free of charge, for life.

Yes: PI warranty is lifetime


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Old 12-30-2015, 04:50 PM   #15
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Thanks to all for the input on selecting a surge protector/guard. I'm going with the Progressive Industries because of life-time warranty, extra capabilities, and your input having used their products for years. They are closed now between Christmas and New Years, opening again on 1/4/16, with a 20% off year-end price that should still be honored.

I'm buying directly from Progressive. Closing the company for the year-end holidays may be a reflection of their successful customer service reputation you guys just relayed. Thanks again, and may 2016 be a fantastic year for you. BILL
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I too am considering a surge protector and I am leaning to the Progressive based on all the data everyone has provided. I just have to decide to hard wire or portable. Is there any way to lock the portable so no one can easily steal it?
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:17 PM   #17
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...I just have to decide to hard wire or portable. Is there any way to lock the portable so no one can easily steal it?

There's been several posts on this, with several different opinions. I for one don't bother locking mine, figuring the locks will attract the thieves. Others lock them up like Fort Knox.

But if you truly want peace of mind, go hardwired... As long as you're worried somebody might steal it, you'll always have a bit of that worry no matter how well you lock it. With the hardwired you'll know for a fact that's safe. Plus, you can never accidentally forget it.




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Thanks to all for the input on selecting a surge protector/guard. I'm going with the Progressive Industries because of life-time warranty, extra capabilities, and your input having used their products for years. They are closed now between Christmas and New Years, opening again on 1/4/16, with a 20% off year-end price that should still be honored.



I'm buying directly from Progressive. Closing the company for the year-end holidays may be a reflection of their successful customer service reputation you guys just relayed. Thanks again, and may 2016 be a fantastic year for you. BILL

Still cheaper on Amazon.


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The portable TRC Surge Guard requires an additional $23 to buy a separate lock to prevent theft.

To quote Progressive's Features of their portable surge protector: "It has a built-in lock bracket that allows owner to prevent theft by securing the unit to the power source pedestal using a lock, such as a bicycle cable lock". BILL
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Surge protectors

The 30 amp EMS-PT30C is $310 plus shipping from PI and $259 on Amazon with free shipping using Amazon Prime.

PS: the PI includes the lock bracket but not a lock.


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