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Old 01-20-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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How about some opinions on 50 amp surge protectors. Leaning toward Progressive Industries PT50C. Any thoughts would be welcomed.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:51 PM   #2
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Not sure which model but I have the Progressive industries EMS HW50C and I absolutely love it, It has saved me now 4 or 5 times. I recommend the hard wired type over the plug in ones because of theft
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:55 PM   #5
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definately PI EMS series. Most protection available.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:24 PM   #7
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Progressive industries.... nuff said...
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:53 PM   #8
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Don't forget that EMS unit give more protection than standard units.


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Right. The Progressive Industries protect from much more than a surge of electricity. Over voltage, under voltage, reversed neutral and ground, power surge, etc.
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Another vote for Progressive Industries units.
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Surge protectors are sacrificial devices. To protect from a major surge, the device is permanently damaged ( by design). Only the PI protector has a lifetime warranty, If nothing else ( and there are lots of other reasons) this would justify the PI device.
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How about some opinions on 50 amp surge protectors. Leaning toward Progressive Industries PT50C. Any thoughts would be welcomed.
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Don't have one personally but from everything I've read from others, that one is the best there is. Now you just have to choose between hardwired or portable.
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How about some opinions on 50 amp surge protectors. Leaning toward Progressive Industries PT50C. Any thoughts would be welcomed.
Larry,

Like the others have said, don't get just a surge protector, but the 50AMP EMS - this will protect you against not only surges, but low voltages as well (which can KILL an A/C unit!)

Progressive EMS is what a lot of the folks on the forum have and I believe we are all very happy with our purchase (I know I am at least )
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That's what I bought and installed, feel much better plugging into strange campground outlets now.
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If I ever had to buy another, I would buy the hard wire Progressive. I bought the TRC version at CW. It works the same, but they claim it's only a 1 year warranty. Mine went bad and called them direct after 3 years of use. They sent me a new one free and a shipping label to send the bad one back. I'm at a CG and two days ago the power went off, the unit was flashing saying hot plug. Never ever saw that before, but when I disconnected it the plug was almost to hot to pull out. I just plugged into another pedestal until they repair mine. Don't know what caused that except probably a bad socket or lose wire. The voltage was 119 volts. So if I didn't atleast have that I would have burnt up my cord. But my vote is still Progressive. But TRC will warranty their units past the so call year only.
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Not sure which model but I have the Progressive industries EMS HW50C and I absolutely love it, It has saved me now 4 or 5 times. I recommend the hard wired type over the plug in ones because of theft

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Larry,

Like the others have said, don't get just a surge protector, but the 50AMP EMS - this will protect you against not only surges, but low voltages as well (which can KILL an A/C unit!)

Progressive EMS is what a lot of the folks on the forum have and I believe we are all very happy with our purchase (I know I am at least )

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Surge protectors are sacrificial devices. To protect from a major surge, the device is permanently damaged ( by design).
A protector damaged by a surge did not do effective protection. It is best called a scam. Only grossly undersized protectors fail so that naive consumers will wildly speculate it did protection.

Reality - protection inside all appliances is quite robust. A surge too tiny to overwhelm that protection may also destroy a near zero protector. That increases both sales and profits. Because many will wildly speculate only from observation. Many fail to do what is also necessary before making any conclusions - learn how the thing works; what it does. Especially spec numbers.

A technical conclusion not tempered by numbers suggests junk science reasoning. Any protector that fails on a surge is so undersized that even fire is another possibility. Spec numbers demonstrate the threat.

Meanwhile a Progressive is mostly for something that is not a surge - low voltage. But that is in a category with other anomalies - all called surges. Only some protectors also protect from surges. Unfortunately many completely different and unrelated anomalies (ie low voltage, polarity reversal, surge, floating ground) all get called surges. This confusion creates misguided sales because too many reason subjectively. Then must assume protectors work by sacrificing.

Scam protectors are so easy to promote.
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