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View Poll Results: What type, if any, electrical protection do you use?
I check for proper electric service with a test light but I have no protection devices 15 8.24%
I check for proper electric service with a test light and I do have surge protection only 32 17.58%
I have an Energy Manage System - Before I got it I experienced damage 5 2.75%
I have an Energy Manage System - I have never experienced any damage 72 39.56%
I never check for proper electric service - I just hook up 58 31.87%
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:39 AM   #21
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Progressive Industries 50a Surge Protector. Portable, locked in the pedestal with a padlock.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #22
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Bad approach. I have been to one Tennessee state park where 12 - 30 amp pedestals had reversed hot/neutral. The reason I know there were 12 bad ones is I was the first of our group to set up. I found mine bad so I checked all the others in the loop.

This is what you get from low-bid contractors.
I have always stuck a meter in an outlet when using 30 amp just to check voltage and I also cross check the netural to ground just to make sure it's not floating. I have seen some with a lose connection but never one with a hot netural. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:48 PM   #23
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Just tied it up! I bought a TRC Surge Guard 34730 portable EMS. Never had a problem (that I know of) in 10 years of camping, but you guys got me to thinking it would be a good idea.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:17 PM   #24
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Just ordered a Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:14 AM   #25
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I check the pedestal with a meter and we have a Surge Guard, hard wired 50amp installed
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:16 PM   #26
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I check for proper connections

I made a simple test rig out of a 30 amp to 15 amp adapter and a plug in outlet tester. It will check for proper connections, open ground, reversed hot/neutral. I also check the voltage with a volt meter before connecting. It takes an extra minute to do these checks. So far We've not found any issues at any of the campgrounds we've stayed in.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:51 AM   #27
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I'll qualify my "I never check" response with a "yet". As soon as I have the scratch, I will install a Progressive Industries EMS hard-wired.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:12 PM   #28
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Here's why I don't want a hardwired unit. This would be inside your unit after a hit



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Old 09-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #29
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Here's why I don't want a hardwired unit. This would be inside your unit after a hit



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Probably just changed my plans. Thank you.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:53 PM   #30
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Progressive Industries 50 amp SSP50.
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:04 PM   #31
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I've never had damage that I know of with or without an EMS. I can verify that my EMS has shut down my power supply because of under voltage (below 104) and over voltage (above 132); without the EMS, my system would have been subjected to those problems.

I have noticed that some campground power pedestals seem funky or worn out. I'm glad that my EMS is there to protect against bad grounds and reversed neutrals as well.
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Not really fair. We boondock so:


A) I keep the genset running properly for when we camp.
B) The barn/shop has it's own transformer on the pole. The trailer will be least of my worries if something goes afoul there.
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I have insurance on my trailer....and I use plugin surge protector (Progressive Industries) not hard wire that I plug my trailer in.
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Progressive industries plug in protector for me as well
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