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Old 07-05-2015, 06:28 PM   #1
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Surge protector

Do i really need a 50 amp surge protector with my brand new 38 CK Cedar Creek new to this game and getting ready to go on the road thanks for any info
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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Progressive industries EMS series is by far the the most popular and best in my opinion. Only brand that has lifetime warranty and unit provided the best protection of all available. I have the 50 amp hardwired version and love it
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:36 PM   #3
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Check the cost.

Price a

https://www.google.com/#q=progressive+surge+protector

And a

https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#hl=en&q=surge+guard

Now total up the cost of replacing some if not all of your electronic devices.
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You can't afford not to get one. WW
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Yes when you spend 50K for a trailer, 300$ for a Progressive Industries EMS protector is minimum insurance.....
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Yes when you spend 50K for a trailer, 300$ for a Progressive Industries EMS protector is minimum insurance.....
that's how I easily justified buying one
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:21 PM   #7
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The Progressive Industries 50 amp Electrical management system is so much more than just a 'surge protector'. This weekend mine detected a drop in voltage. I don't know what damage it saved but it kicked in while I was away from the RV. All I had to do was re-set a few things. Much easier than potentially having to replace microwave oven and other devices through the rig.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:25 PM   #8
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the words "surge protector" are thrown around to much. Your right Hutch333id in what you said. The PI unit is a power protection device, and should never be called a surge protector. Most people don't realize a surge is the least of their worries anyhow. They will be a cheap "surge protector", fry their stuff with low voltage, then wonder what happened
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:42 PM   #9
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Surge Guard 30A Portable with LCD Display | Technology Research, LLC

Protects RV from faulty park power
Built-in intelligence
Automatic reset on power restoration
Shuts off power when the following is present:
  • Open neutral
  • Low (<102V) and High (>132V) Voltage

LCD display (English)
Multi-mode surge suppression
128 second reset delay protects A/C compressor
Continuously monitors for:
  • Voltage and amp draw (RMS)
  • Reverse polarity (miswired pedestal, elevated ground voltage)

2450 Joules of power surge protection
Convenient plug disconnect handles
Weather resistant
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Twice last year we were in campgrounds that lost all power from lightning strikes. Several of the units suffered electrical damage and I would bet many more felt the pain later on down the road. Our Progressive 50amp saved our unit and we went on inverter for most of the evening and night till the power came back on. The next day had people trying to figure out how to get appliances to work again, especially ACs. Lots of blown fuses and circuit breakers tripped.
No way will I plug into anyone's power source without the protector. I did not see anyone else using a protector or at least the plug-in type like mine. Cheap, cheap insurance.
BTW, one of the campgrounds was GA Vet Mem State Pk in Cordele, GA. Beautiful, clean park on Lake Blackshear.
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