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Old 08-17-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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30 amp - Just Surge Protector Enough?

Looking for opinions on what to purchase.

I mostly dry camp, but when I go to a place with full hookups I want to protect my investment.

Is just the surge protector sufficient:
Portable 30 amp GFCI Surge Guard with Shock Shield - Technology Research Corp 44740-004-012 - Surge Protectors - Camping World

Or do I save up a bit more for this one with the high/low capabilities as well?
Portable Surge Guards With LCD Display - Product - Camping World

Thanks for the opinions.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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I went with this one;
Smart Surge - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts and Accessories
I haven't used it yet, but we will try it out next week...
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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I bought the Progressive Industries PT30C earlier this year after looking at all the portable options. It offers a bit more protection against higher levels (Joules and Amps) and things like over/under voltage, open neutral, and reverse polarity protection, accidental 220v protection, automatic reset, etc. The greater cost is worth it to me.

The second one you linked to -Surge Guard -is similar.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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I also have a Progressive Industries PT30C. It is rock solid and offers good protection for your investment. The last time out it shut off the power to our trailer due to high voltage (over 132v). When we left the campground I let the host know what happened, he was totally unaware of the problem and said he would get with the campground maintenance people and check things out. He thanked me for the info. Also Progressive Industries has great customer support. I would highly recommend it..
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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I also use the pt 30c surge protector from progressive industries, very satisfied. Check out my write up of progressive industries in the "Dealer Review" section of the forum.


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Old 08-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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I use the SurgeGuard...definitely worth the $300 bucks, high/low voltage protection has saved us at a few campgrounds, otherwise your rv is suscetible to damage.

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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Another Progressive Industries user here. I actually have the EMS HW30C hard wired unit. Don't have to remember to put it in place when hooking up or worry about it getting "legs" when I am not there. While surge protection is great it is more likely that you will need protection against low voltage, especially when it is hot and everyone is running their A/C units, or improper wiring at a site. The PI units will protect against both.
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