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Old 05-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #15
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I have the PI HW50C on my MH. I think it's the best out there. Best performance, best warranty, and best customer service! Works for me!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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To much money for $50 in parts and $12 in labor to build it at the factory. Add your own overhead, the rest is markup to us trod upon RV'ers who the industry knows have money.

I could design and build my own at a fraction of the cost...but I'm retired and lazy. So I do without. Nine years and counting. Seems as though there are a lot of RV parks all over the US, Canada, and Mexico where I didn't have to worry about it. And the 2-3 times I unplugged from shore power during a lightening storm wasn't that much of a bother.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #17
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I'm happy that you have never had a problem before. However, I do hope you will post should your luck run out.

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It only takes once.

My PI PT50C dropped power when lightning struck. Cost my neighbor $3500.
A low voltage issue, same outcome, but that neighbor only lost 2 TVs and a DVD.

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I use the same thing in the 30 amp version, would not be without it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #20
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I have to backtrack a bit. I was actually thinking of the generic topic of surge protectors/EMS when I replied. I have a hard wired Surge Guard and not the Progressive Industries product. Members reports seem to favor the Progressive by a wide margin.

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Had the Surge Guard 50 amp hard wired on last coach; looking at features, capacity and warranty differences led us to Progressive EMS 50 amp on new coach. Relatively same price between both units. In all respects, Progressive has better numbers and warranty coverage.

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To much money for $50 in parts and $12 in labor to build it at the factory. Add your own overhead, the rest is markup to us trod upon RV'ers who the industry knows have money.

I could design and build my own at a fraction of the cost...but I'm retired and lazy. So I do without. Nine years and counting. Seems as though there are a lot of RV parks all over the US, Canada, and Mexico where I didn't have to worry about it. And the 2-3 times I unplugged from shore power during a lightening storm wasn't that much of a bother.

Good luck Jim, you're gonna need it!
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Excellent advice by all. Off to get Progressive EMS PT50C unit
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Excellent advice by all. Off to get Progressive EMS PT50C unit
I ordered the the Progressive EMS-HW50C hard wired unit today from

https://tweetys.com/electrical-manag...rdwire-50.aspx

I will follow up once it is installed.
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Don, excellent choice. I have the hardwired 30 amp version with the remote display mounted up in the coach near the door.

It is so handy not to have to worry about power, ever, with this unit.

Also, Progressive has a lifetime warranty on the unit which is unparalleled in the business.

Wise choice!
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Don, excellent choice. I have the hardwired 30 amp version with the remote display mounted up in the coach near the door.

It is so handy not to have to worry about power, ever, with this unit.

Also, Progressive has a lifetime warranty on the unit which is unparalleled in the business.

Wise choice!
I agree. If anyone is in the market for one of these, I had searched around and Tweetys.com in the above link was the best price I found. If you are not in Texas like I am then there is no sales tax. I picked UPS ground shipping for I think about $5 or $6 dollars. I ordeed this on Wednesday afternoon and received an email from UPS today that it will be be delivered tomorrow, Friday. Tweety's mentions fast shipping on their web site and I can attest to that.
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EMC-HW50C installed

After receiving my EMC-HW50C EMS-HW50C I decided to have my local RV service shop install this since I was going to have the coach in for service. After the unit was initially installed the remote display would not work. So they called the Progressive service department and a new data line and display was sent next day delivery. After plugging in the new data line and remote display the display did seem to power on but the data displayed was not readable. So they plugged in the old remote display to the new data line and everything worked according to the manual. Power to the coach worked from the beginning without a problem. Now another problem has come up where we still have power but the display is off again and Progressive service department says it appears to be a circuit board problem and they have seen a replacement.

In looking over the testimonial page Testimonials it looks like this has happened a before. I must say Progressive is very prompt in providing service and replacement parts, but I am concerned about the issues with the unit. Are others that have the EMC-HW50C having any similar issues. Thanks
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I have never used a product like this, is the primary need to protect during a lightning strike only? I am not a FTer, not even close to it, and live in CA which has a very low incidence of lightning. Have 8 years of TT and now in year 1 of DP and never recall even 1 camping trip with lightning.

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I have never used a product like this, is the primary need to protect during a lightning strike only? I am not a FTer, not even close to it, and live in CA which has a very low incidence of lightning. Have 8 years of TT and now in year 1 of DP and never recall even 1 camping trip with lightning.

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No surge protector can stop damage from a direct or nearly so lightening strike with any great consistency. In such cases you hope that the surge protector sacrifices itself and you get to buy a new one afterwards.

My primary goal is to make sure I don't suffer the problems caused by over/under voltage and other power problems related to the quality of power along with protection from faulty power outlets.
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