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Old 02-06-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Do you recommend a surge protector?

I hear all kinds of story on lost microwaves or stoves.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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I hear all kinds of story on lost microwaves or stoves.
It is a small price to pay to make sure that you do not damage any of your electronics. Stable power differs from campground to campground and I have had my surge protector trip several times. There are a number of threads that discuss this issue.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Don't forget TV's

I think I lost at least one TV to a surge. It was cheaper to replace than repair.

I use a surge protector for the whole coach. Most of them will indicate if the pedistal is not wired properly.
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I use a 50 amp Surge Guard. So far it has not tripped that we know of....It is cheap insurance to prevent frying your electrical equipment.

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I use a 50 amp Surge Guard. So far it has not tripped that we know of....It is cheap insurance to prevent frying your electrical equipment.

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Yes, well worth the expense. Check around CW is usually the very tops in price.
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A bad lightning storm in the Keys cost me several hundred dollars and plenty of time to repair. Yes is my answer. I carry a voltage meter to check the 50 AMP power to make sure it is wired properly I have seen a few that were not.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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What they said.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #8
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This is the best in the business:

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

This is the hard wired version but they have a portable also.
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X2 on the PI.

You've spent thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars on your RV. You want not only surge protection but voltage protection. You can't do better than a PI. We've never owned an RV without one & it's saved our equipment more times than I can count. Small price to pay vs the thousands it would cost to replace the electronics/appliances in your RV.

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I found the best pricing at Adventure RV.

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I found the best pricing at Adventure RV.

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FWIW, I picked up the Surge Guard 50a hardwired unit from CW for $200. Adventure RV has the same unit for $252.99 with an MSRP of $356. I am assuming that my price is not normal, it was marked for "clearance", so maybe a new model coming out. YMMV!
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I won't plug in without my 50A Surge Guard in line.
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I have the PI hard wired 50amp unit. It saved my mtr hm the first time I used it.
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Worth every penny.......
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