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Old 02-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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30 amp surge protector install

I plan on ordering an EMS-HW30C Progessive Industuries Surge Protector today and having it installed in our 26RLS 2011 Jay Flight. I have some doubts about the cheaper/smaller (protable) units. I personally don't think it's too much overkill.

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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I have one of the Progressive plug-in-the-pole units and have no complaints. I think the only way to know for sure is to buy cheaper and later discover it wasn't up to the job (which may never happen).
I've read several horror stories about bad things happening to unprotected electronics and figure I'd go cheap on my beer/wine choices. There's folks that have been doing this for years with no surge protection and have had no problems ( like Harry Callahan says, "Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya?")
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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I have been using this: http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Portab...-p/55-2569.htm for several years.

It works fine and when I am in a 30a site, I just use a 30-50 dogbone at the box. My experience is the portables cost more than the built in one.
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Wilcut---I installed the EMS-HW30C Progessive Industuries Surge Protector in my 2013 26 BH after I purchased it. It was the first thing I did to it. I have not had any issues with the system and it has always worked great for me. I installed it my self. It took about an hour--only do the fact it is a bit of a tight space. I also like the fact I have the little monitor inside the trailer so I can glance at the amount of amps, watts etc being used. Many folks use the portable ones and they work fine. I installed the hardwire systems because I did not want to worry about having it "walk away" or digging it out each time I plugged in. I do know they make locks for the portable ones, but once again it was something I did not want to deal with. I feel the hardwire and the portable ones work the same--it just comes down to the $$$$ and the little extra time it takes to connect and secure the portable one.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:20 AM   #5
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Don,

Here is my EMS-LCHW30 installation: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...rge+protection

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We also installed this same protector in our 26RLS. Took less than an hour and we don't have to worry when we set up camp about the electrical service as its online immediately, not something else we have to haul out and set up and lock.
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I use the SurgeGuard 30A Portable EMS. Considered a hardwired unit, but realized this is our first TT and as our family grows we will trade up TT and I didn't want to keep removing/reinstalling the EMS. I use the molded clam-shell housing and lock to secure it. If I thought we would keep this TT for several years I would have installed one, but this portable works great.
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Installed the OEM in trailer 30 Amp version last year. Good thing I did.
After you first plug your trailer in it takes a minute or two before power is turned on to the trailer. It goes through a bunch of self check functions.
Thought about the outside pole version but then it's too easy for someone to steal it. They're not cheap..
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:59 AM   #9
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No, I don't feel lucky. I ordered the 30amp hardwired one.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:44 AM   #10
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Does installing a hardwired unit affect (like void) the warranty?
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