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Old 05-31-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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surge protector for 50 amp rv

I have a 03 holiday rambler vacationer and wanted input on your thoughts I have been looking and pricing 50 amp surge Thanks steve
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This is a must have if you plan to stay at RV parks. The consequences of not having one overshadows the cost of having one. Buy your surge protector base on its capacity to interupt a surge based on it's ďjouleĒ rating, the higher the number the better. Also you have to decide if you want a hard wired unit or a portable one. My vote is for a hard wired unit.
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It's kind of like a insurance policy a waste of money till you need it, I installed a inline on mine inside of bay. Just remember measure twice cut once I used bolt cutters.
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I certainly would encourage to use a surge protector. One of the popular models is made by progressive industries

EMS-HW50C

You can get them in either a permanent mounted one or a portable one.

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Will the portable one be as good as the hard wired
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Yes. They will provide the same protection. People think someone will borrow the portable one.

I've never read on this forum or others I visit that a portable one got legs.

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Hi srzak,
I have what Batman_777 posted. I put it in the bay with the electric cord. Go to Electrical Bay Better Picture Of Surge Protector - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery to see the installation.

On another topic, the big yellow box is a power transformer. At a high level the transformer keeps the balance of AMP/Volts correct for the WATTS being consumed. Shore power, then power transformer, then surge protector and then transfer switch.
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I certainly would encourage to use a surge protector. One of the popular models is made by progressive industries

EMS-HW50C

You can get them in either a permanent mounted one or a portable one.

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Gets my vote too...saved my bacon again last trip because of an open ground condition.
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The Progressive Industries EMS-50HWC is more than a surge protector. Protects against high, low line voltage, reverse polarity, open neutral or ground + surge protection and monitoring. great manufacturer support.
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Steve

I certainly would encourage to use a surge protector. One of the popular models is made by progressive industries

EMS-HW50C

You can get them in either a permanent mounted one or a portable one.

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Will the portable one be as good as the hard wired
I wired the above unit as a portable, I chose the unit because I wanted the remote readout feature.
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Steve

I certainly would encourage to use a surge protector. One of the popular models is made by progressive industries

EMS-HW50C

You can get them in either a permanent mounted one or a portable one.

jack

I installed the one listed above. Installed easily and has worked well so far.
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The Progressive Industries EMS-50HWC is more than a surge protector. Protects against high, low line voltage, reverse polarity, open neutral or ground + surge protection and monitoring. great manufacturer support.
This is the one I use and fully endorse!
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