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Old 09-11-2014, 03:08 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post
I have the Progressive Industries EMS-LCHW30 (hard wired).

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Old 09-11-2014, 03:23 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by RDUBYA448 View Post
While the park may have posted the standard, innocuous "Not resposnsible" warning, these, as a rule, hold no water in the legal world. So, either the insurance company, or his lawyer will be seeking reimburement for damages paid if it's confirmed that the surge was caused by negligence on the part of the park! And, if he had replacement cost on his RV policy, he is indeed getting all new appliances, wiring, etc. for the cost of his deductbile!
exactly...my insurance company would be sending his insurance a nice summons to court I am sure

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Old 09-11-2014, 03:37 PM   #13
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My electrical knowledge is gonna show, but how does one "lose the neutral"? Was someone else doing some electrical work that caused this or what ?
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:48 PM   #14
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Would a regular surge protector have protected him? Or would he have needed an EMS?

I'm pretty clueless with the electrical stuff, but I'm interested in being protected from the most common types of problems. I don't really have the coin to drop on a full EMS system at this point, though I would like to do so in the future... Wondering if a surge protector would be adequate for most problems; at least I could get SOME protection?

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Old 09-11-2014, 05:15 PM   #15
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ems vs surge

A power surge be it a burst of power or a brown out would be covered by a simple surge, I belive but would certainly be covered by the ems. It will not let "bad" power passed it. I've stayed at two different relatives driveways who had mis-wired outlets in their garages and my ems would not let it into my rv. Both cases they said that everyything they plugged into those outlets "worked".
I won't connect anywhere, except my home, without one, only because I've already checked my outlet.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:48 PM   #16
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I wired in a whole house surge protector. It is the same one that I have on my house. So far we have not had any problems (at home or TT). I know there were a few surges, but the system handled it properly. I believe it was around $60 at Lowes/Home Depot.

Here is a picture where I mounted it. It is on the right side under the 4x4 electrical box.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:07 PM   #17
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My new surge protector arrived in the mail today! I lost a converter and a microwave in a mis-wired outlet incident last month.
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:07 AM   #19
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I was in a campground in the rushmoore area a couple of weeks ago. Something happened to the pole I was on and it fried my autoformer and my ems. Progressive sent me a new board, had to send the old board back. Hughes fixed the unit and its on its way back now. I checked the pole and there was voltage to ground from both hot and neutral. Told one of the work campers but it was fine before he could check it. All in all im out $65 in shipping and some time but it could have been worse.
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What does EMS mean?

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