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Old 02-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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surge protectors

I am thinking about purchasing one of that surge guard not sure if I should go with a permanent one or one of those portable ones also do they really work

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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using surge gaurds

I am thinking about purchasing one of that surge guard not sure if I should go with a permanent one or one of those portable ones also do they really work

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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In the upper right hand corner of this page there's a white box above "Advanced Search"
Type in Surge protection and hit the enter key.

Not trying to be a smarty pants, but you can use this search feature to find answers to many questions asked previously.
This subject has been discussed extensively in the past.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:28 AM   #4
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There are several types, some give a digital reading so you can monitor the actual voltage and some just have an idicator that lets you know if the outlet is in an over or under voltage situation. I purchased a portable one. It was cheaper and I can move it to my next TT. I do like the idea of a permanent one because you don't have to worry about it being stolen.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:28 AM   #5
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I myself have the permanent surge guard. On your question on if they really work, my answer is , while I haven't had a problem yet at least I am protected. Its better to be safe than be sorry...and much cheaper with all the electronics now.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:33 AM   #6
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I have a portable one as well. I guess it works...not had a problem yet. It will protect you against over/under voltage as well as reverse polarity. Well worth the money.
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I bought one from Progressive that is portable.
And I do believe that if I had NOT had this plugged in last year while camping and lightening had hit a substation right up the hill from us and we lost elec for about 10 min, my elec system would have been fried.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
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My two cents. Our fifth wheel had a hard wired Progressive Industries 50 amp EMS. In the 4 years we had the trailer, it identified a power issue twice, and shut power down to the rig BEFORE anything bad could happen.

When we bought our WhiteHawk, the first thing I bought and installed was the 30 amp hard wired model of the Progressive Industries EMS.

The hard wired models are more expensive, about $250 for the 30 amp, $300 for the 50 amp. Those prices include the remote display feature that also features a bypass switch. The Progressive Industries device not only protects against a power surge, but also will recognize several other potentially damaging/dangerous power faults and automatically cuts the power to the RV.

I prefer the hard wired model vs. the plug in type for two reasons. One, the unit is not out in the weather, & two, no theft worries. The hard wired models are easy to install, only took me about an hour. Great, American made product with a LIFETIME warranty.

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_hw30c.htm

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_hw50c.htm

There are many RV dealers and online retailers that sell them. Tweety's & Lawrence RV Accessories have the best prices on the Web I have found for Progressive Industries products.

Good luck with your choice. One of the best improvements you can make to your RV IMHO.
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Nothing can guarantee protection from a lightning strike surge. But these devices improve your odds tremendously. Well worth the investment.

I have and highly recommend the Progressive Industries EMS. It provides the most protection as it covers over/under voltage problems as well as surge protection.
http://www.dyersonline.com/progressi...nt-system.html
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the only problem with the portable ones is they can be stolen too easily... and they sit out in the weather... now I know they are built for sitting out there but I guess I am an old worry wort about electricity and rain.. so I modified my portable one to be inside my RV...
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