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Old 12-05-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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EMS-PT50C To The Rescue

I am at my home base and connected to utility power, but at 3:15am this morning the power went off inside my 5'er. I walked outside and looked at my EMS-PT50C and it showed 131v on leg 1 and 133v on leg 2. I shut off the breaker just to be safe and called the power company. Their guy just left and he found a bad transformer that serves approximately 8 homes in this area besides me. They have a crew coming out in a few to replace the transformer.

I'm sure none of my neighbors had any indications of a problem.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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I will not hook up to shore power without my surge guard... better safe than sorry
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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Yeah, 110%. A surge guard is one of those things you will never know if you need, if you use it. If you don't use one you may wish you had.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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Just wonderin' what do you guys use? Especially RedHorse1 since I also have a X23B......
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Just wonderin' what do you guys use? Especially RedHorse1 since I also have a X23B......

Hey gl,
Similar to ed above I have a Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C. It's 30amp and plugs into the pole (I think ed's is a 50amp). We've owned our 30B for a little over 2 years now so we're still what I consider to be newbies at this. I bought the Progressive after reading several positive reviews on this forum. Kinda wish it was a "built-in" model so I'd know it wouldn't ever wander off and get lost, but we're good so far. Bought it right after we got the TT and I always use if so I can't say that I absolutely "need" it but it's one less thing to keep me awake at night.
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Mine is a pole mounted unit also ... but I opened up where the power comes into the RV added 2 plugs (male female) and now have it wired inside.. if I sell the RV I can then unplug it and take it with me...
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Mine is a pole mounted unit also ... but I opened up where the power comes into the RV added 2 plugs (male female) and now have it wired inside.. if I sell the RV I can then unplug it and take it with me...
That's a good idea. I think I'd go that route if we were planning to keep the TT a bit longer but we're planning to upgrade to a 5th this spring and it will be 50amp. If I sell it to a relative/friend it will to with the TT but if I trade it in I'll keep it.
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