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Old 08-20-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Surge Protector

How many of you folks use a surge protector between the park plug in, and your power cord. I have a 30 amp system.
if you do what brand would you recommend. I don't want to pay too much, but I still want a dependable product.
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:57 PM   #2
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I use a portable EMS from Progressive Industries. They are a tad pricey but worth it. There are other companies that make them cheaper but haven't heard much on them.

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a past thread on this, many more are on here https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...ion-28538.html

There are loads of campers that have them. Progressive industries is one and TRC is another. I have had both and prefer the Progressive product.
They are pricy but they do a job that is priceless.
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Either product you use I would expect to work great. I think very few folks use them. Just talked with a dealer friend of mine, who is doing a repair for a guy that plugged his 30amp into a 220 shore power and fried the converter and I guess some electrical components in the trailer.

I see a lot of rigs that use nothing and don't have a problem. I guess it's just another form of insurance....
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Hopefully you are using the term "Surge Protector" in a generic sense.

What many of us have, myself included, are EMS (environmental/electrical management systems). You can have portable that go between the elec box and cord, or hardwired internally in your RV.

Surge protectors can be had <$100, where a EMS is $200-$300.

You want an EMS, most issues are not surge problems but rather over/under voltage and improperly wired circuits.
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Hopefully you are using the term "Surge Protector" in a generic sense.

What many of us have, myself included, are EMS (environmental/electrical management systems). You can have portable that go between the elec box and cord, or hardwired internally in your RV.

Surge protectors can be had <$100, where a EMS is $200-$300.

You want an EMS, most issues are not surge problems but rather over/under voltage and improperly wired circuits.
I have the Progressive EMS and will not plug in anywhere without it. I actually have two, one is still in it's original box. It will be put in service when/if my primary one goes back for warranty (it has a lifetime warranty).

When I say I won't plug in without one I'm not kidding. I have seen too many rigs damaged with electrical supply issues and I don't want to be one of them.
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Another vote for this one: Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

Look around, I found it cheaper than the posted retail.
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EMS progressive industries is the way to go
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What they said about Progressive EMS. It really works!
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The majority rules the EMS sounds like the right choice. 99% of campers are honest people, however these units are not cheap so how do you prevent theft if you have this hooked into the sites electrical outlet.
Or is it kept closer to the trailer with an extension cord.
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