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Old 07-17-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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Question Best 30a Surge Protection for $$$

I've got to get my MH some 30a surge protection and am starting to do the reserch for the best surge protection device for the money. How's about some suggestions?
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I like the TRC (Surge Guard) portable but I would recommend you get the 50 amp instead. When you upgrade to a 50 amp coach you will not have to buy another one at that time. The 50 amp will work on and for a 30 amp need. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Just saw this in our classified adds TRC 50 AMP Portable Surge Guard - RV & Motorhome Classifieds
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While your at it why not get total energy management protection. I use this one. EMS-PT30C
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
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Go with Progressive Industries they support their equipment unlike TRC. Master Catalog
Tweetys.com has good prices on these.
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Progressive Industries would be my choice. Click on the EMS-MH50C in my sig for more info. You might consider the EMS-HW30.

If you get a spike and blow the surge board in the Progress Industries unit, you can fix it yourself. If you blow up a TRC - you have to send it back to Florida and you would be without a SG for that period of time. If you have a hard wired TRC - this could be a BIG inconvenience.
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Progressive Industries has the best protection for the money. You can buy it at rvupgradestore.com here. The most important specification for a surge protector is a high joule rating.
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Progressive Industries has the best protection for the money. You can buy it at rvupgradestore.com here. The most important specification for a surge protector is a high joule rating.
2X on that. Built like a tank and a great warranty too.
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What about the TRC 30Amp AECM10086 surge protector. Seems like a good choice for part time RVing and it's joule rating is high for the money. It seem to analyze the important (and more common) characteristics of shore power but I don't want to miss something that is a common issue just b/c I'd rather spend less $$.
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The only thing TRC will do is sell you a new unit. Been there done that. That is why I now use Progressive Industries equipment, no more TRC for me.

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Progressive Industries would be my choice. Click on the EMS-MH50C in my sig for more info. You might consider the EMS-HW30.

If you get a spike and blow the surge board in the Progress Industries unit, you can fix it yourself. If you blow up a TRC - you have to send it back to Florida and you would be without a SG for that period of time. If you have a hard wired TRC - this could be a BIG inconvenience.
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Another vote for Progrssive Industries. I have the 50 amp.
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It seem to analyze the important (and more common) characteristics of shore power but I don't want to miss something that is a common issue just b/c I'd rather spend less $$.
dunlapml, See Para #2 Post #6.
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What about the TRC 30Amp AECM10086 surge protector. Seems like a good choice for part time RVing and it's joule rating is high for the money. It seem to analyze the important (and more common) characteristics of shore power but I don't want to miss something that is a common issue just b/c I'd rather spend less $$.
If you compare the Joule rating on the TRC to the Progressive Industries you will see the Progressive Industries has twice the protection as the TRC. If money is the issue buy the TRC as any protection is better than none at all. Whether your a full timer or part timer it only takes one incident and you could be repairing or replacing expensive electrical and electronic equipment so buy the best you can afford.
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If you compare the Joule rating on the TRC to the Progressive Industries you will see the Progressive Industries has twice the protection as the TRC.
I must be missing something in my research (disregarding quality and repairability). Here's what I come up with as far as joule rating on the surge protection only devices.

TRC AECM10086 Surge Guard 30-Amp : 1020 joules

Progressive Industries SSP30 Smart Surge: 825 joules (some sites say 450 joules?)

I certainly see that the Progressive has more votes and some worthy comments. I sure would be nice if the joule ratings were the same (or more).
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