Originally Posted by Jrmay25
I use a 50 amp surge protector even though I know my power source is very clean. Our seasonal site had all brand new water, sewer and power installed 3 years ago. Then again, I also us a surge protector on just about everything at home as well. Cheap insurance..
My home base is in a residential area where I'm the only RV surrounded by s&b's. My power too was very clean until the transformer that fed my site and 8 homes around me started to fail. My EMS system shut off my power on two separate mornings at 3:00am'ish. I ignored the first one and went back to sleep thinking it was just a brief outage after the EMS turned me back on after the 2.5 minute delay. The next morning the same thing so I got up and went out to look at my EMS to see what had happened. It showed high voltage as the reason for the shut down. It showed 132 volts on one leg and 133 on the other.
The power company changed the transformer a few hours later. I was the only one in the neighborhood that knew we had high voltage. The lineman that replaced the transformer was an RV'er also and said he was getting an EMS system for his rig before his next camping trip. When the lineman arrived he also measured 265 volts leg to leg.
It can happen at home also and as has been said in a previous post, the cost of the EMS is a one time cost and a lot cheaper than replacing all of your electrical stuff. Remember also, what I experienced was not a spike or surge and a surge protector only would not have done a thing.
2006 GMC 2500HD CCSB 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Titan 52 gallon fuel tank, Prodigy Controller, B&W Companion Hitch
2010 Jayco Designer 35RLTS, Cummins/Onan RV QG 5500 EVAP, Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C, TST Systems 507 TPMS, RV Flex Armor Roof