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Old 03-25-2015, 09:00 AM   #11
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Sat down a year ago and over analysed this myself Progressive won, type is your choice. You can get wired or an external drawbacks, wired goes with your unit if you sell or trade and you have to start all over, external can be stolen but good lock and cable makes the thief visible and take more time. Progressive has the best warranty as far as I could see.

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Old 03-25-2015, 09:03 AM   #12
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We've used SurgeGuard for several years and have been saved with it a couple of times. If you have a generator and no transfer switch its not much more expensive getting a hard wired combination surge guard and transfer switch.

Thank you for taking the time to give me your opinion on SurgeGuard, I like the fact it actually works.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:05 AM   #13
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I agree with all these comments.

Thanks, consensus matters in the decision process


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Old 03-25-2015, 09:10 AM   #14
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I would second that. Progressive hard wire....reliable protection between all terminals And lifetime warranty I think......

Thank you for participating in this discussion, the Palomino Forum is the next best thing to a trusted advisor
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:12 AM   #15
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Progressive Hard Wired with remote display, install it and forget about it

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_hw50c.htm


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Thanks for your comments, I like the idea of not having to move and reconnect
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:15 AM   #16
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A 50 amp will work for everything. You will just need the dog bone adapters to match the power cable.

Thanks for the notes, got the dog bone and soon the right solution, your opinion makes this a whole lot easier
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:28 AM   #17
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wired goes with your unit if you sell or trade and you have to start all over,
Why does it have to go with your unit? Why not remove the surge protector and reconnect wires with a junction box, wire nuts, and cover plate. Might cost $10
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Why does it have to go with your unit? Why not remove the surge protector and reconnect wires with a junction box, wire nuts, and cover plate. Might cost $10
That's right, and if you buy the PI 50A hardwire you can cover both 30A and 50A plus lifetime warranty. Cost me nothing to pull mine. When I install, I pull the wiring from the camper power center and then install a short length of new wire out of the PI to the power center. This way, I just return to factory condition.
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Newbie question about portable unit. Can I keep the unit in my storage bin and use my 30 amp extension cord to go to the pedestal? Or do I have to plug the unit into the pedestal directly? Thanks.
I see no reason why this would not work. I believe the only issue would figuring out how to close your storage bin door around the 30 amp cord.

My security option (when I feel the need) is a 6' 1/4" OD Cable lock. Sure, I guess heavy duty bolt cutters would make short work of it but a person walking around a CG with bolt cutters would attract a LOT of attention I suspect
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Need to get a surge protector that will work with 50 amp/30amp and my generator. Any opinions appreciated


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Progressive is THE way to go!

Last year, I found a interesting use for my portable unit:
I was a organizer for 2 different camping events at campgrounds that had some questionable 30/50 Amp connections. I got the bright idea to use my Progressive instead of my multimeter because of the additional info the Progressive provides.

I called Progressive and asked if they saw any problem with me doing this (and using a dogbone to step down to 30 amp) They not only said no problem, the woman I spoke to thought that was a great use and was going to pass it on!

Yet another use for this essential RV device
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