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Old 07-16-2018, 11:10 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Surge protector

Since I'm getting a new Hawk 23MRB I'm looking into a surge protector.
Many many out there. Any suggestions or guide lines?

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Old 07-16-2018, 11:55 PM   #2
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Here's a couple JOF surge protector threads to check out.....;






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Old 07-17-2018, 04:51 AM   #3
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Definitely recommended! Use the links Rustic posted, and let us know what you got!

Be prepared for a little sticker shock.

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Old 07-17-2018, 07:32 AM   #4
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I’m a fan of Progressive and it’s my opinion that an EMS offers more protection than a surge suppressor (the device, not the brand). I’ve owned 2 PI EMS units, a portable 30A and hardwired 50A.

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Old 07-17-2018, 08:01 AM   #5
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For sure you want an EMS not just a surge protector. Much more common to have low voltage at times in a campground than a surge. It will offer much more protection to all your electronic components including surges.

Good Luck.... and yes Progressive in my opinion offers the best and lifetime warranty.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:15 AM   #6
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Another vote for Progressive Industries EMS unit. You can go with either a portable unit or one that's hard wired. My preference in the hard wired unit. Link: Rv Surge Protection | United States | Progressive Industries, Inc.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:37 AM   #7
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Another vote for the Progressive Industries EMS.
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:56 PM   #8
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I have a Surge Guard 30Amp "electrical protection". I've had it six years. During that time it's shut off power twice due to low voltage (bad post that camp maintenance came out an fixed) and warned of reverse voltage a couple of times. Of course you won't know how many times it may have protected the RV from voltage spikes but in my opinion worth having for the protection it provides and the real-time read out of voltage and current. Over time you build some idea of what normal current draw is for different appliances which can be a help in energy management if you only have a 30 amp system.

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Old 07-18-2018, 05:12 AM   #9
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I have two of the Progressive PT50X units. One is in service full time and the other is a spare. I started out with PT50C's 8 years ago and both of these sacrificed themselves a couple of times and the warranty replacements were the PT50X's.

Where I am hosting right now others were complaining about "power surges". Actually they were commenting on flickering lights, etc. My PT50X showed it was actually low voltage. This happened 5 separate times this past weekend.
The campground manager had the campground system checked and all is ok and now he is waiting on the power company to install a recording meter on the incoming power to isolate the problem. The campground is virtually empty right now since this is our slow season until the weather cools off a bit so it isn't a system overload issue. It always seem to happen immediately after rain starts so something is obviously getting wet that isn't supposed.

Obviously I vote for the Progressive EMS.

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Agree. Surge protector is inadequate. PI EMS.

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