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Old 06-23-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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suggestions for surge protector

we finally have our new 212QBW home and our TV ready to go. anyone have a suggestion for a quality surge protector that won't break the bank ?
Have also seen quite a few threads on having one hard wired in ? pros and cons on that ? Be advised of all the things I know, electricity is not my strong suit.
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we finally have our new 212QBW home and our TV ready to go. anyone have a suggestion for a quality surge protector that won't break the bank ?
Have also seen quite a few threads on having one hard wired in ? pros and cons on that ? Be advised of all the things I know, electricity is not my strong suit.
thanks from a newbie
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You will read many posts saying Hard wire is the way to go...............however we did a hard wire a year ago. It lasted 4 months and failed. Cost an arm and 2 legs to get removed by a electrician. I will never do a hard wire again, pedestal mount is for me. At least I can replace it without an issue or electrician when traveling.
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I use a hard wired progressive industries EMS. It is not difficult to install. You don't need an electrician to install it. Just some hand tools and the ability to read and look at pics provided. On our previous camper I used a pedestal mount progressive industries EMS.

They both work the same so it's just a choice as to hard wired or not. Either way, my choice is an EMS from progressive industries.
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I think you will find that today most are installing the Progressive Electrical Management System hard wired units. They are $$$ but it's something you don't have to keep track of and being hardwired in your TT it won't be stolen from the campground electrical post. The alternative for a little discount is the dogbone type that you would plug in to the campground post. They do make locking devices to secure them to but then your to the cost of a hardwired unit. If not electrically inclined you may want to use the dogbone or have your dealer install the hardwired unit inside yout TT.
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I use a hard wired progressive industries EMS. It is not difficult to install. You don't need an electrician to install it. Just some hand tools and the ability to read and look at pics provided.......
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I use a hard wired progressive industries EMS. It is not difficult to install. You don't need an electrician to install it. Just some hand tools and the ability to read and look at pics provided. On our previous camper I used a pedestal mount progressive industries EMS.

They both work the same so it's just a choice as to hard wired or not. Either way, my choice is an EMS from progressive industries.
Agreed a hard wired unit is not difficult to install. It is the crimping of the connectors to remove it that is the issue. It takes specific connectors and a tool to put them back together. We were out in the middle of no where and had to use the Generator for power due to the Progressive Surge protector failure on one leg.
Couldn't by pass the surge protector due to being hard wired. Staying with pedestal mount.
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ok then next question, since some campgrounds have 50 amp service is that what I need to go with ? see lots offered with the standard 30 amp.
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ok then next question, since some campgrounds have 50 amp service is that what I need to go with ? see lots offered with the standard 30 amp.
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According to the Jayco web site your TT is a 30 Amp Service so you would use a 30A EMS.
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troutcamper,

For reference, here's my 30amp Progressive Industries EMS hardwire install:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ll-6896-3.html

Oh, should you have to by-pass/remove a hardwired EMS unit for some reason, a couple of hand twist-on wire connectors (proper gauge) and a screw driver is all one needs. I carry a few different size twist-on wire connectors anyways.

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Progressive 50a portable. Great unit.
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