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Old 07-23-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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50 AMP Surge Protector

I just purchased a new Eagle 321RSTS. I am looking to purchase a new portable surge protector. What is the best portable surge protector?
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:50 PM   #2
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This is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-I...=1&*entries*=0

IMO it is the best. I have had the other brand: https://www.amazon.com/Technology-Re...urge+protector that was hit by lightning and ruined and not repairable.

The PTC50C is repairable.

Both are pricey but worth it.
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Go with an EMS unit rather than a surge protector, it provides better overall protection. I have the Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C. There are other good units too.
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Norty1, how do you keep those from growing legs?

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how do you keep those from growing legs?

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You add one of these; https://www.amazon.com/Technology-Re.../dp/B002OUQI3W
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:45 PM   #6
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If you look at the pic it has a handy hasp on it. I lock the power ped box with it plugged in or use the metal loop to lock it to the pedestal.
I used it for years w/o locking it. Here is another thread on the subject
http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...eft-18332.html

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I use the Progressive as well. Great unit and I like the test function before it allows power to the camper. I don't lock it either and have never had a problem.
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I've gone without surge protection forever but I've got a lot invested in this coach and am getting wiser with age. Most of the places we stay would likely be fine, but I've had 2 generators and some nice saws grow legs in the past.

I'll be picking one of these up off Amazon as that price is good insurance rather than to continue to push my luck. I'll grab the lock box too just for peace of mind.

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We have the portable 50amp Progressive and when we get into the site we plug it into the pedestal and let it do it's thing while I unhook. Once the unhooking is done and the EMS has done it's checking then we plug the rig into it so we can proceed.



We have a lock down procedure but only use it in 'questionable' places.
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We have the portbale 50amp Progressive and when we get into the site we plug it into the pedestal and let it do it's thing while I unhook. Once the unhooking is done and the EMS has done it's checking then we plug the rig into it so we can proceed.



We have a lock down procedure but only use it in 'questionable' places.
For some reason that freshwater next to the blackwater dump bothers me....

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