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Old 09-12-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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Do I need a surge protector with a Xantrex 3000?

As title says, do I need a surge protector with a Xantrex 3000w?
I do not see on their site the answer & I do not see one in my RV.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:46 PM   #2
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Yes !
You need to protect everything from incoming power.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:47 PM   #3
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Our Force has a built in surge in the electric cabinet, but I still use an exterior one. I already had it and thought double protection cant help.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:47 PM   #4
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Don't wonder get a surge protector and know you are safe.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:02 PM   #5
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Always use a surge protector, ideally one with over/under protection. Progressive industries hardwired is best, portable is fine. I have a surge guard portable and it works great but progressive does have the better warranty/coverage plans.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:25 PM   #6
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Always use a surge protector, ideally one with over/under protection. Progressive industries hardwired is best, portable is fine. I have a surge guard portable and it works great but progressive does have the better warranty/coverage plans.
X2, excellent advice.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:28 AM   #7
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Now that I think about it. When we were in the Outer Banks over the 4th of July this year a storm hit and lightning struck a trailer (Motorhomes are grounded better, so I have been told). The fire department said if he didnt have an surge protector it would have been a total loss. It only burned a few holes in the roof where the ladder was connected.
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Just do it! don't think about it, it should be #1 on you must have list. We didn't have one and it cost us $2500, we have one now
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:56 AM   #9
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I would check to see if there isn't already a surge protector in there.
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Take it from me...

We have a large capacity inverter/charging system installed on our cruising sailboat. We have much experience with these units and the environments in which they operate. You MUST wire in some kind of surge protection into the circuit.
Again, this is not an option. It's an added expense, I know, but just do it.
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