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Old 03-29-2015, 05:49 PM   #31
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I have had the Progressive EMS-PT50C for 4 1/2 years and in that time it has saved me from low voltage at state parks more than once, open neutral and ground more than once, and it has a 2 1/2 minute delay after a power outage before it will send power back to the RV. That has happened more than I can count and I'm sure my a/c's are still alive because of this if the outages were just a split second or so. I haven't seen a spike yet. I did have it shut me down twice at my home base site, which is in a residential area, for high voltage. It seems the transformer that services my site and 9 homes was failing. I had to argue with the utility trouble person so they would send out a lineman. When he did arrive he measured a little over 132 volts. He then asked how I determined I had a problem. When he saw my EMS-PT50C he said he was going to order one that same day since he had a TT.

I will not hook up to electricity anywhere without it.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:10 PM   #32
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I ordered the Progressive Industries PT30c.

When I was browsing Amazon I noticed Camco makes a unit that I never see anyone talking about. They have it for like $150 with free shipping. The TRC unit is like $200 with free shipping.

Huge price difference between the Progressive unit and the other brands. I went with the Progressive due to the excellent reviews and warranty.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:12 PM   #33
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Progressive Industries EMSPT30C Surge Protector
Currently available for under $213 shipped.


Amazon.com: Progressive Industries EMSPT30C Surge Protector: Automotive
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:28 PM   #34
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Progressive Industries EMSPT30C Surge Protector
Currently available for under $213 shipped.


Amazon.com: Progressive Industries EMSPT30C Surge Protector: Automotive
Good find, I only noticed the $270 listing on Amazon for it.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003AL23TC/...QW0VZSSD&psc=1
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:09 PM   #35
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I've camped for years at campgrounds and never had a problem or gave it much thought. Last season, I bought a brand new Jayco and on one of my first trips out in it...ZAPPO! I was going to 'driveway camp' at a friends place and he wired me up an outlet to his garage circuit breaker. Smoked my converter and microwave oven...everything else survived.


Do yourself a favor....protect yourself.
Did he wired 30 amp plug as 240V? I've seen it happen before. Most electricians are not familiar with RV's. It is a different plug than a standard dryer 30 amp plug, but can easily be wired incorrectly. Sorry about your problem.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:19 PM   #36
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I agree the device is better than nothing. the UL rating will guarantee the design clamping voltage and that the unit design has been tested. 330V is a typical value. I think it would be good to know how high a voltage spike will go before it gets clipped??
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I believe my Progressive Industries EMS did have a UL rating sticker on it. I would have to double check to confirm....
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:23 AM   #38
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Per Progressive's web site, the pictures of their hard wired EMS do show the UL Label. The wording under the UL label (and CUL for our friends from north of the border) says: Ind.Cont.Eq., E213280 22XS.

Their portable units do not have the UL label, but the specifications are the same as the hard wired units. I suspect the standards for UL listing are different for portable products and thus no UL label on the portable units. In other electrical industries portable products are different in UL's eyes. I'm speaking from experience here.
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Are the Progressives UL rated? If so, just wondering what the UL1449 clamping voltage is for these units. I didn't see any reference in the links. I would be concerned if they aren't UL listed TVSS devices.
Yes the progressive is UL rated. It is stamped right on the cover of the device.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:47 AM   #40
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One year update on the Progressive PT30C that I ordered.

I had issues at two campgrounds. One in Maryland and one in Ohio.

I kept getting hit with low voltage in Maryland. The park claimed that my EMS was faulty.. Lol. Plugged it into a pedestal in a different section of the park, no problems. Plugged it back into my pedestal.. Low voltage. It was so bad in Maryland that I had to just unplug from the pedestal for the day. No issues the days leading up to that day or the couple days after. It was a weekend day when we had the problem. Their system must have been overly stressed.

In Ohio we lost power altogether. It took the park a while to figure it out, it ended up being a bad breaker on a power pole before my pedestal.

The EMS may have paid for itself last season on either of those trips.
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