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Old 03-16-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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Surge Protection

SV264 has anyone installed a home surge protector permanently onto there electrical system. Compared to a store unit that plugs into the end of your electrical cord. I read about a unit being installed in a different section of this forum and onto a different style trailer. There was a substantial cost difference $50-60 dollars not installed. Compared to $100 plus and the threat of the unit being stolen. It sure sounded like the same type of protection i.e. surge and lighting strike protection

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Old 03-16-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Progressive Industries Units are most recommended, but are more expensive and capable than what you are talking about. They have hardwire units as well as plug in. A 50-60$ unit will not do much.

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Old 03-16-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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X2. Surge protection is one place you don't want to scrimp. Go with a Progressive unit and don't look back.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:26 PM   #4
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I've installed the hard wired 50 amp progressive industries and I love it. I bought the model with the remote screen so you can tell exactly how man amps and volts you are drawing. It took about 30 min. to install once I located where I wanted to put it...close to the fuse panel.I bought about 4 ft piece of 6-3 with ground wire and installed it just before the fuse panel. Unhooked main wire from panel and installed it to the in side of progressive unit and installed purchased wire from the out side of progressive unit back to use panel. No cut wires in case I ever want to remove the unit. Easy as pie and highly recommend doing this asap!

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