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Old 09-16-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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I need to purchase a power protector and am considering both the Camco Power Defender and Progressive Industries EMS PT50 for my 50 amp service. Does anyone have any experience with either?
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I've owned 2 from Progressive, a 30A pole-mount and a 50A hard-wired. The PI units seem to be a bit $$$ but if I ever need another one I'll buy it without a second thought.
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I have the PI 30 amp EMS installed inside the trailer. Lifetime warantee and great telephone support if you need it.
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There was a post a few days ago telling a story about some major damage in an RV park from lightning and the poster survived it due to having a Progressive Industries unit in play. I have a portable unit and would not connect without it. I have even used it to test pedestals for others to see if it is wired correctly, although they would not have protection afterward if something went awry.
Look at it as cheap insurance from having to replace a aircon unit, refrig, microwave etc.
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Does anyone have any experience with either?
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I hard wired a Progressive Industries in my Jay Feather; I consider them the leader: lifetime warranty, knowledgeable and friendly customer service.
Here is my install video.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:43 PM   #6
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I've had 30 amp pedestal surge guard and a 50 amp hard ward surge guard in prior trailers. In the Redhawk I went with the 30 amp Progressive and have to say I prefer it over the surge guard for minor reasons. I wouldn't plug any of them into power until I had one to use.

I'm not familiar with the Camco one but you should really consider a device that does more than just surge protection.
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:39 PM   #7
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Thanks to all for the advice! It looks like the Progressive Industries is the way to go.
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That would be the PI EMS units, not their surge protection only.
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Yes it will be the EMS PT50.
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:21 AM   #10
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Another vote here for the Progressive Industries unit. After doing my due diligence the positive customer reviews, lifetime warranty and reports of great customer service sold me. I did a hardwire install and love the peace of mind.
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