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Old 10-13-2021, 02:29 PM   #1
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Is this surge suppressor enough

Found this surge suppressor on Amazon for $40.

RV Surge Protector 30 Amp,55310 Adapter Circuit Analyzer With Integrated Surge Protection

Shows 1,050 joules and also has a circuit analyzer ( three lights, indicates if pole miss-wired only.) Seems a little low in joules but all I have is a micro, sidewall AC and the converter box to protect. The converter is probably the most expensive and hardest to replace. Both AC and Micro are un-plug and replace cheapies. I never had one before and have camped for over 40 years with no problem but I read these horror stories.
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:06 PM   #2
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I originally bought a Progressive 30 amp surge protector that has something like 835 joules. But before long, I upgraded to the full EMS for more protection. I was as worried about voltage drops and brownouts as I was spikes and the EMS protects for those. I think I paid slightly over $100 for just the surge protector, so $40 is cheap. (I keep it as a backup.) But the quality may reflect that. The EMS was over $200 but it is insurance to me and worth it. Iím a lousy gambler.
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X2 on a EMS system for the added protection.
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:44 PM   #4
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It's frustrating. I bought a mid-range one just over a hundred bucks and have crossed my fingers that it is good. Would love to have someone separate fact from fiction with these guys. I'm guessing there are very good ones that don't cost a fortune.
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Old 10-13-2021, 04:15 PM   #5
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i have both a Progressive 30Amp which provides 1,790 joules of protection and I just picked up a Hughs Autoformers RV 2130-SP which provides 2,400 joules of protection and can be replaced.

We moved to the Hughs system as we have stayed in too many campgrounds which have large voltage drops and the booster system in the Hughs certainly helps. While there are those that do not like autoformers, at the end of the day, the max amount of amperage one can pull from the pedestal is 30Amps - anything higher and the circuit pops. When the unit did pull additional amps due to voltage drop below 104V, it only pulled an additional 2amps so I am not losing sleep over that.
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^^^^^ hardwire inside and nobody nows.....
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EMS vote here for sure... Have had one since own Fver, came in handy on
several occasions, most recent and worse power condition we have experienced was at Lake Tahoe TT park this past July...voltage dropped to 102V between 1200 to around 2000 hrs each day - parks electrical system is old and can't handle all the RVs with ACs running...EMS shut the power to the RV preventing damage...
we are 50 AMP users... looking into getting a permanent mounted EMS soon.
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For the money I spent on these RV's and I continue to spend, money is no object when it comes to protecting them. Yes PI's are expensive, but they're worth it.
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For the money I spent on these RV's and I continue to spend, money is no object when it comes to protecting them. Yes PI's are expensive, but they're worth it.

This...


I went a couple of years w/out any protection and - although we made it thru - it was more luck that skill.


We spent tens of thousands of dollars on these things. Replacing any Appliance in them will be hundreds and hundreds.


The couple hundred I spent on a Southwire branded guard now seems like a no brainer.
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Technology Research Corp 34931 Surge Guard 30A Portable Wireless Surge Guard https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07RW7ZBDS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2SD8R7C4T4FTRS22RX8F?_ encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-07-2021, 03:26 PM   #11
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Did a little more research and reading and saw this one on sale? at Amazon for $117 Hughes Autoformer PWD-30 EPO Bluetooth, 3,400 joules, low voltage cutoff. Seems to do what I need to protects AC, power system, fridge board, etc. Supposedly marked down $135 off regular price and lots of 5 stars and almost zero 1 ratings.
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Did a little more research and reading and saw this one on sale? at Amazon for $117 Hughes Autoformer PWD-30 EPO Bluetooth, 3,400 joules, low voltage cutoff. Seems to do what I need to protects AC, power system, fridge board, etc. Supposedly marked down $135 off regular price and lots of 5 stars and almost zero 1 ratings.
We bought one of those back in October when it went on sale for $171, I didn't think it would go lower. That's a great price for that piece.
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