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Old 03-15-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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What is the best power surge protector on the market? I have a 42ft 2006 TS SELECT. There seem to be many choices and a wide range of prices.
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What is the best power surge protector on the market? I have a 42ft 2006 TS SELECT. There seem to be many choices and a wide range of prices.
I'm curious to see where this thread goes. I've got this:

http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Progre...el-p/ssp50.htm

I bought it more to be able to quickly diagnose any potential mis-wring issues upon arrival at at park than for the surge protection.
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We have the portable 50 Amp one of these:

Portable Surge Guard - Product - Camping World

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I have this one Hard-wired Surge Guards - Product - Camping World but if I was doing it over, I would buy this one EMS-HW50C
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We have the portable 50 Amp one of these:

Portable Surge Guard - Product - Camping World

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I too have the 50 amp model of the above. It has saved me from miswiring problems twice so well worth the money.
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This has been discussed many times before:

Surge protector - to good to be true??

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What is the best power surge protector on the market?


Progressive Ind. HW 50C (hard wired 50 amp) I installed and it took a couple of hours. Shouldn't take an RV electrician over 45 minutes.
Wouldn't leave home without it.
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Completely agree with H. Miller's assement. Have progressive unit myself and it has saved by bacon several times. Very inexpensive insurance.

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I understand the important thing is to have one of these prtoectors. But while I am in the early stages, I am just wondering if there are any major differences that make one of these 2 brands better than the other. Or is it just personal preference? As a part of my negotiations, the Dealer has agreed to install a inline 50a protector made by Surge Guard. I am sure I could request that it be switched to Progressive Industries- but is it worth the request? Thanks.
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I am just wondering if there are any major differences that make one of these 2 brands better than the other?

Or is it just personal preference?

As a part of my negotiations, the Dealer has agreed to install a inline 50a protector made by Surge Guard. I am sure I could request that it be switched to Progressive Industries- but is it worth the request?

YES, Up to You but Yes and YES !!!

The progressive is the ONLY unit that will give you full protection in less than a heart beat and comes with one of the highest Joules rating for any surge other than a direct hit. A far far better unit than the TRC Surge guard.

I've had the TRC and will only have a Progressive EMS installed in my coach.

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Just want to mention one things here... There is one called "Surge Guard" that's about $70 or $80 and plugs straight into the receptacle. Bad news... you can't close the electrical panel cover if you use it!! This is what it looks like...


and NO, I didn't buy one...
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What is the best power surge protector on the market? I have a 42ft 2006 TS SELECT. There seem to be many choices and a wide range of prices.
Are you sure you don't have one built in? I would think they would be standard on a TS, I have one on my 09 AC Allegiance.
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You want to guard against more than just surges. You want to protect against: high/low voltage, open neutral/ground, reverse polarity & 220V. That is where an energy management system, like that sold by Progressive Industries, comes in.

We have the PI EMS-HW50C (purchased from RVupgrades). We would've been in a world of hurt at several campgrounds if I had only a surge guard protecting my coach.

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I have the PI EMS-HW50C which I hardwired myself. I also bought the second monitor. I have one installed in the bay with the other electrical stuff so that I can check things while hooking up and ran the cable for the second one up inside the motor home so I can check on things from inside the coach. I would not leave home without one.
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