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Old 03-12-2016, 07:58 PM   #1
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Surge protector?

Looking for a sufficient surge protector. Would this be sufficient?

Amazon.com: Progressive Industries 30amp Surge Protector SSP-30XL w/Cover ~UL & CSA Approved: Automotive

Or this?


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Old 03-12-2016, 08:20 PM   #2
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Surge protector?

If you can swing it, you would be better off to also protect against under voltage. Never know what you are going to run into out there.


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I would spend a little more for the PTC30c. It's a good investment and can be repaired/ refurbished at the factory if it takes a damaging strike.

Unlike the TRC's.
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X2 on the Progressive Industries PT30C, as TWP and Norty1 suggested. Surge protection is great, but your trailer's electronics are worth the extra cost of the complete system.
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Yes, Progressive Industries provides the protection you want. I installed the LCHW30 in my rig which is an internal hard wired EMS. I really suck at electrical stuff but this was an easy install under the refrig.
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I too am in need of a surge protector, but I have a concern. I need one that will not shut power off to the TT and leave it off. We take our dog with us all of the time, and often, she stays in the camper for several hours when we are out and about to non-dog-friendly activities. In the summer, I would not want the A/C to be cut off for a long period of time because the surge protector kicked off and wouldn't return power. I realize if the pedestal breaker trips, there is nothing I can do for that (a constant worry when we leave her behind in extreme heat)...

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I'm not aware of one that leaves power on - after all, that's the point of the device, to shut off bad/ dirty power to prevent damage to the RV systems.

Mine has a bypass, that can be manually selected if you to intentionally want to accept poor power quality

Perhaps they make one that will auto recover if the condition improves.......
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:26 AM   #10
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It is my understanding from the research I have done into surge protectors that there are 2 different types: one will protect you from hazardous voltages by automatically disconnecting power flow to your trailer, and one will advise you when power is bad but do nothing automatically. It seems like the hardwired ones are the true protectors and the inline power post plug in ones are the advisory only ones. Both appear to provide surge protection, but it seems that's all the plug in ones will do automatically.

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