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Old 06-12-2015, 10:34 AM   #11
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #12
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Anyone using the surge protectors that plug in line with your power cord?
Surge is a vague term that can mean many different things. For example, it can be a spike, a low voltage, a high current, a sag, a high voltage, or a low current. Better is to ask about each anomaly.

AC voltage can drop so low that incandescent bulbs dim to 50% intensity. This is perfectly good power for all electronics. And potentially harmful to motorized appliances. At home, your utility will cut off power if that voltage cannot be maintained (to protect motorized appliances). Campgrounds typically have no protection. So some surge protectors cut off power when voltage is too low.

Another anomaly is reversed polarity. Or floating safety ground. Some protectors also detect these anomalies.

A protector locked to a power pedestal may also protect from surges such as lightning. Protectors inside the camper typically do not. This type anomaly requires a low impedance (as short as possible) connection to the pedestal's earth ground. Again, different protectors are for many different anomalies. Best recommendation should discuss which anomalies it protects from AND which anomalies should most concern you.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #13
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We have a Progressive Industries inline and happy so far. Lock box is a joke as it is made of plastic. Keep honest people honest thats all. But I guess someone could steal whole power cord if they wanted to.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:01 AM   #14
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I use a progressive industries portable unit. I put out my slide and I hang it on the rail underneath then I run my 30 amp extension cord to the pole. I lock it to the underneath of the slide for 2 reasons, the first is to deter people from stealing it, they would have to get under my slide and then cut it off, the second reason is it protects it from the weather.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:06 AM   #15
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We have one that came in our starter kit, I have no idea how good it is but we were told, if we don't use it and have an issue, there will be problems with warranty coverage. Same thing with the water pressure regulator. Whether that's true or not, I really don't know, I do know I use it every time we go out.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:41 AM   #16
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I use a Camco Defender 30 Amp Surge under/over voltage protector. This unit saved us and the trailer from damage earlier this week. Hot on ground and unsafe electrical work.

I added aircraft cable to both ends and lock it to the power cables and then lock it to the power pedestal or trailer itself .





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Old 06-12-2015, 01:39 PM   #17
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:50 PM   #18
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I would just get a PI and be done, it not only protects surges but handles an array of voltage situations and it has a lifetime guarentee
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:47 PM   #19
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That is similar to what I got, only the LCD version. It was clearance at CW a few months back. I am really happy with it but I can't argue with the idea of going straight to progressive. I figured if I can get a couple years out of it minimum for 100ish dollars I can always upgrade to progressive when the bank account recovers a little bit from the camper purchase and other accessories. Has the surge, low and high voltage and reverse polarity protection.
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Anyone have any installation photos of the progressive ems system and how hard was the install.


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