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Old 05-17-2024, 01:15 PM   #1
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Surge protector power monitor

What is a good 50 amp surge protector or power monitor
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Old 05-17-2024, 01:58 PM   #2
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I now use a Hughes Power Watchdog. Works with Bluetooth so you monitor power from inside your RV. I prefer the portable unit so I can check the power before I park in a spot.

Pricey, but cheaper than replacing your electronics.
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X2 for the same reasons. Plus if it gets toasted the surge module is replaceable. Link:https://hughesautoformers.com/product/pwd50-epo/

Amazon has it for a great price:https://www.amazon.com/Watchdog-PWD5...07PMJ2K95?th=1
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X3 on the Power Watchdog. Twice in the last few years, the Watchdog reported problems with the campground's electrical. In the first one, they sent someone out to repair the box and in the second one, they assigned us another site.
Here's how we do it... we pull into the site and before anything is setup, we plug in the power and then I open the app on my phone to check the power. If everything is okay then I place the wheel chocks, unhook the camper and auto-level.
This way, it's no trouble (and quick) to move to another site if needed.
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I now use a Hughes Power Watchdog. Works with Bluetooth so you monitor power from inside your RV. I prefer the portable unit so I can check the power before I park in a spot.

Pricey, but cheaper than replacing your electronics.
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X2 for the same reasons. Plus if it gets toasted the surge module is replaceable. Link:https://hughesautoformers.com/product/pwd50-epo/

Amazon has it for a great price:https://www.amazon.com/Watchdog-PWD5...07PMJ2K95?th=1
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X3 on the Power Watchdog. Twice in the last few years, the Watchdog reported problems with the campground's electrical. In the first one, they sent someone out to repair the box and in the second one, they assigned us another site.
Here's how we do it... we pull into the site and before anything is setup, we plug in the power and then I open the app on my phone to check the power. If everything is okay then I place the wheel chocks, unhook the camper and auto-level.
This way, it's no trouble (and quick) to move to another site if needed.

X2 to all. I carry a spare surge module. I had one zapped a while ago and the company replaced it no charge. The modules are cheap online.
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Depends, internal or external. I prefer Progressive Industries (internal) direct wired.
Resettable and has a monitor for both lines.
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