Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-17-2016, 12:25 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Saco, Maine
Posts: 77
Progressive EMS and Surge Protectors

I am still a newbie to the RV world having owned my Class A motorhome for one year and I am getting over whelmed with making the right decisions on buying items such as the best: Roadside service; TPMS, insurance, whether to get an extended warranty, and now which is the best surge protector. I have decided to go with the Progressive brand (because of the lifetime warranty) and I understand that different systems provide different levels of protection, that you will pay for. My question to those of you that have much more knowledge and experience than I do is: Would I be adequately covered for electrical protection by going with the Progressive SSP-XL 50 amp unit at a cost of $ 119.00 or do I need to spend the extra dollars to get the more expensive EMS-PTC 50C unit at $ 325.00? It sounds like the SSP-XL provides more than just surge protection and maybe would give me the basic protection I need, without having to break the bank? I would greatly appreciate any input or advice from those with more experience than I.
Thanks,
Dave
__________________

__________________
dlduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-17-2016, 12:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,488
If the difference between the two would 'break the bank' perhaps you should rethink rving. Just sayin.....
__________________

__________________
Terry & Alice
2006 Bounder 38L DP
2012 GMC Terrain
firedoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 12:38 PM   #3
RVM1
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 12,888
Blog Entries: 1
Progressive EMS and Surge Protectors

EMS-PTC 50C
Has saved my RV equipment many times where the lesser unit would not. Paid for itself many times.
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 12:40 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RV-Writer's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Denver
Posts: 258
It's when us newbies don't worry about being frugal that we start breaking the bank trying to get all the stuff we need to be safe.

I have the same questions as the OP - that's why we come here for help. Not everyone has unlimited funds but shouldn't be discouraged from RV'n right?

Remember back to when you started out and all the stuff you needed to buy. Tpms, fire extinguishers, ems, surge protectors, water pressure regulators, water hoses, adapters, sewage hoses, it all adds up. Will it break us? Probably not but why spend more than you have to?
__________________
Jim Aka RV-Writer
8 year US Navy Veteran - Lifetime VFW Member
1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37CDS (38 footer) DP
2012 Honda CR-V AWD under 4000 lbs
RV-Writer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 12:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Steve Ownby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cosby, Tn
Posts: 5,652
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlduck View Post
I am still a newbie to the RV world having owned my Class A motorhome for one year and I am getting over whelmed with making the right decisions on buying items such as the best: Roadside service; TPMS, insurance, whether to get an extended warranty, and now which is the best surge protector. I have decided to go with the Progressive brand (because of the lifetime warranty) and I understand that different systems provide different levels of protection, that you will pay for. My question to those of you that have much more knowledge and experience than I do is: Would I be adequately covered for electrical protection by going with the Progressive SSP-XL 50 amp unit at a cost of $ 119.00 or do I need to spend the extra dollars to get the more expensive EMS-PTC 50C unit at $ 325.00? It sounds like the SSP-XL provides more than just surge protection and maybe would give me the basic protection I need, without having to break the bank? I would greatly appreciate any input or advice from those with more experience than I.

Thanks,

Dave

The SSP-XL 50 only "protects" against surge. It monitors and reports other conditions but doesn't cut power to protect. The EMS units cut power for a wide range of somewhat common and destructive electric issues.
__________________
Steve Ownby
Full time since 2007
2003 Monaco Signature
Steve Ownby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 12:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
RV-Writer's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Denver
Posts: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by CampDaven View Post
EMS-PTC 50C
Has saved my RV equipment many times where the lesser unit would not. Paid for itself many times.
not trying to hijack orig posters thread - but thanks for answering Dave (or is that Nola?) my soon to be rig (I hope) has 50 amp connector. So I need to get a 30 to 50 converter (not a 50 to 30) right?
__________________
Jim Aka RV-Writer
8 year US Navy Veteran - Lifetime VFW Member
1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37CDS (38 footer) DP
2012 Honda CR-V AWD under 4000 lbs
RV-Writer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 12:45 PM   #7
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 15,218
It's a well known fact that sometimes the written word does not convey the true meaning that is trying to be conveyed.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 12:50 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
RV-Writer's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Denver
Posts: 258
Let me ask it this way - if my plug on the RV is 50, do I need the 50 to 30 converter to convert my 50 to mate with parks 30 amp plug or do I need the 30 to 50 converter (see what I mean? Do you figure it from the park perspective or the RV perspective?)
__________________
Jim Aka RV-Writer
8 year US Navy Veteran - Lifetime VFW Member
1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37CDS (38 footer) DP
2012 Honda CR-V AWD under 4000 lbs
RV-Writer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 12:50 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Steve Ownby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cosby, Tn
Posts: 5,652
Progressive EMS and Surge Protectors

Quote:
Originally Posted by RV-Writer View Post
not trying to hijack orig posters thread - but thanks for answering Dave (or is that Nola?) my soon to be rig (I hope) has 50 amp connector. So I need to get a 30 to 50 converter (not a 50 to 30) right?

If you are asking about connecting to shore power when only 30 available is available for a 50 amp RV then yes, what you need is a 30 amp male/50 amp female adaptor.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...FU09gQodvA8Aeg
__________________
Steve Ownby
Full time since 2007
2003 Monaco Signature
Steve Ownby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 02:32 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
JFXG's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Today? Bellingham, Massachusetts
Posts: 3,178
Progressive EMS and Surge Protectors

Dlduck......
X2 on Steve Ownby's comment.
You've already made the first decision correctly by choosing Progressive Industries. Whether you choose a portable or hard wired unit is up to you. But for functionality I also recommend the EMS over the SSP.
It's worth noting that while folks toss around the term "surge protector" quite freely, in fact a true voltage surge is probably the *least* likely electrical problem you'll encounter in your travels. And yet that is the only event for which the SSP will instantly disconnect you from the problem. In my experience the more likely events you may encounter are low voltage and poor ground or neutral.
The ESM will not only detect all the failures scanned by the SSP, but will also detect high/low voltage, high/low frequency, accidental 220V, faulty pedestal wiring, and will automatically protect your coach in all cases by disconnecting you from the problem.

John & Diane, fulltiming since '12 02 DS40, FL, Cat, '04 Element NHSO RVM103
__________________
John & Diane, Fulltimers. RVM103 NHSO
On the road since June '12 with Lincoln, the guard cat.
2002 Dutch Star 40, Freightliner, Cat 3126, 2004 Element
JFXG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 02:45 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
twojayhawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lenexa KS
Posts: 399
I have the built in Progressive industries EMS-HW50C and am quite happy with the unit. If you can handle the relatively simple install the unit can be had for a shade over $300 I believe shipping included.

Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C | RV Energy Management Systems
__________________
Bill & Kelli 2015 Dutch Star 4366
2002 Safari Zanzibar 3906
1995 Fleetwood Bounder 36JD
twojayhawks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 04:10 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
ernest917's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Woodville, TX
Posts: 441
I opted for the more expensive Progressive Industries 50amp unit which I hard-wired in the power bay, and I am sooooo glad I did... I can't tell you how many times it's protected my coach by shutting off access of power from the CG pedestal into my rig...

Had a buddy with a high-end coach and no protection - after a massive surge and $8K damage to numerous things in his rig - he now has one.... My rig received zero damage....
__________________
ernest917 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 04:50 PM   #13
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,721
You definitely want the $300 + Progressive Industries EMS! It protects you against everything! Cheapest insurance you will ever buy!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 06:06 PM   #14
Member
 
MoCoTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Pa
Posts: 56
You can buy the Progressive LCWH50 on ebay for $239. It is a top of the line unit and great protection for your coach
__________________

__________________
2004 Coachman Santara 3480DS
Retired OTR driver
USMC Vet 1968-1972
MoCoTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ems


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Surge Protectors, EMS, ATS sdennislee RV Systems & Appliances 4 07-06-2016 06:05 AM
Progressive industries smart surge suppressor ems-hw50c problems judgebobk RV Systems & Appliances 30 02-02-2016 11:43 AM
Progressive Ind EMS-PT50C-? Anyone use w/AGS Surge Gd #41260? BeHappy Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 15 05-31-2015 07:54 AM
Progressive Industries EMS 50 surge protector dsbike RV Systems & Appliances 2 06-12-2013 08:37 AM
EMS-PT30C vs. EMS-PT50C surge/voltage protector Peacekeeper6 Class A Motorhome Discussions 9 04-14-2011 10:18 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.