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Old 08-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #21
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Really sorry to hear this happened to you. As others have said, it unfortunately happens a lot. When we had our 30amp circuit installed at the house I went out and bought the correct outlet and the single pole 30a breaker and handed it to the electrician along with the instructions from this site on how it should be wired. I also tested with a volt meter before I plugged in.
If you don't mind, keep a tally of the costs of all the repairs and replacements and post a new thread with the totals. I see a lot of folks that don't want to invest in something like the Progressive EMS systems because they are expensive, but I have a feeling this repair will cost a lot more. It would be an interesting comparison and may help to convince some that the cost of NOT having one is much higher.
Hope you are able to get it all repaired quickly. Good luck.


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Old 08-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #22
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The sad thing is the 30A travel trailer outlet has writing indicating Line-Neutral-Ground and the instructions have warnings.

But I can see it happening as this circuit is not common place.

Hopefully bf2knight's damage is not too extensive. Maybe just a few control boards in the appliances.


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Old 08-27-2015, 03:21 PM   #23
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I am sure the microwave and the trouble shooting is more than the cost of the hardwired Progressive EMS system.

Everyone including myself should have protection and foolish for not having protection.

It is something we all should be demanding manufactures to include as a stock feature on RV's.

This could have been a fire.



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Old 08-27-2015, 03:28 PM   #24
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For now I am going to go with the Progressive Industries SSP30. I found it for under $80 including shipping. Will save up for the better protection but figure this is better than nothing at this point.
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:34 PM   #25
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Kansas Camper,

Yes it is! The big difference between a $80 vs $300 unit is more expensive unit can be reset or repair after the first fault. Most of the less expensive units will need to be replaced after a fault.


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Old 08-27-2015, 03:37 PM   #26
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Eric. That is good to know. I am ordering today. $79.90 no tax. That is cheaper than any loss from a surge or a faulty campsite.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:43 PM   #27
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Just to be clear. A surge protector isn't going to protect you from as many things as a true EMS is. A simple surge protector probably wouldn't have saved the OP from the miswired 240 volt outlet, where an EMS would have.
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