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Old 01-14-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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Surge protector

Just wondering if anyone here uses a surge protector when they are using land power.
There are a ton of models and prices out there and was wondering if I should get one.
Are the simple models under $100.00 sufficient or do I need to spend more to get proper protection?
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We do, yes.

More good discussion in the Forums here.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:58 PM   #3
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I use a 30amp Surge guard. Can normally pick them up for about $250. We have encountered mis-wired pedestals and bad grounds. The great thing with the surge guard is that it monitors the power for 2 minutes before supplying power to the coach. If voltage drops, the unit will not return power to the camper for two minutes, ensuring the power is stable and the surge of everyone else's campers restarting doesn't hit yours. Are there cheaper units, yes, would they protect, maybe, however after reading reviews I felt this was our best option.
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We have 2, one for our Jayco 33rlds and one for our Bungalow 40 FER. don't leave home without it.
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I would not leave home with out mine. I am wondering if they work well with generators
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snip.... I am wondering if they work well with generators
My EMS is hardwired inside my TT and works fine with my genny.

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I use a 50a Surgeguard. With adapters, I can use it on 30a service. It gives me peace of mind, even though I have camed for many year without it.

They are in the 2-3 hundred range. Price around for sales.
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The under $100.00 ones are a waste of money.. get a real one.. This is the very minimum you should have.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...y-30-amp/58464
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I have a 30 amp. Progressive Industries EMS (hard wired) with remote display in our WhiteHawk. Installed it myself, works great. Worth the $219 I spent on it. It is a 'whole house' surge suppressor, but will also detect 8 or 9 different power faults and shut down incoming power to the trailer.
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The under $100.00 ones are a waste of money.. get a real one.. This is the very minimum you should have.
Agree 100% with Seann.

We have the Progressive Industries Portable 50 AMP Electrical Management System.

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