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Old 08-09-2015, 09:59 AM   #31
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What type do I need to look for , 30 amp bumper pull FR 831 RKSS. I looked on Amazon . They start at 80.00 -- 350.00 ??
You might want to look at this recent thread I started:

decent 30 amp surge protector

You will see Progressive seems to be the leader. I bought the portable 30 am unit.

Amazon.com: Progressive Industries PT30C 30 Amp Portable Electrical Management System: Automotive

Not at all sorry I did, it is a very well nice unit. Has a heavy metal ring I added a heavy chain and lock so I can secure it to the post to keep it from walking away. All you do is plug it in and let it run thru one check. When you see a code E0 plug your trailer in. That code, E0, means everything is good. It will constantly run thru its cycle constantly checking everything.

When you think about it, it is cheap insurance and has a life time warrantee. There are less expensive good units out there but are not guaranteed for life. That is what sold me on this one.

Jim
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:54 AM   #32
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So the Progressive Industries unit that is so wildly popular here offers no protection from lightning in the hardwired version?
Progressive is popular because it addresses other common and problematic anomalies. Such a slightly too high or too low voltage.

Surge protection from lightning (and equivalent transients) means specifications say where hundreds of thousands of joules harmlessly dissipate. This number does not only apply to camper protectors. This number also applies to those near zero power strips so many use throughout the house. Near zero is why those protectors also have a history of creating fires. And why a third (completely different) protector is needed for homes.

Another anomaly, for example, is reverse polarity. That causes no damage to any appliance. But reverse polarity means a decrease in human safety. Again, even feature may or may not be in completely different devices - all called surge protectors.
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:11 AM   #33
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I'd bet it's a 50 amp unit, but if not, you can get the 50 amp one and use an adapter
Find out what it is and get the correct one. If it is 30 get a 30. Not all parks have 50 amp service. Do things the right way and you will never regret it.

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