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Old 08-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #15
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Same unit and it is great

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #16
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I have a Progressive Industries portable unit and I think it is great. I learned the hard way about surge protection, I didnt have one. Then came the power surge that took out several of my systems. The waranty on the Progressive units are great, it is a LIFETIME one. Recently had a problem with mine and had to call them for help. This was on a weekend. Shortly after making the call, a tech called me and we tried to work the problem out but could not. Sent the unit back to them via UPS, they repaired quickly and returned to me, no charge.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #17
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Here is the hard wire progressive 50 amp model for $333. I like it because it displays both current and voltage on each leg.

It was easy to install. Had to buy 2 feet of 6/3 wire and put in between my transfer switch and main circuit breaker panel.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #18
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I made a extension cable. My surge guard stays in the locked compartment out of the weather and is theft protected.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Kliwks
I have read the threads, but still need help deciding which Surge guard to buy.
The TRC 50 Amp Portable RV Surge Guard with LCD Display $336 from CW, or
Progressive Industries SSP50 Smart Surge $115. Based on price alone, you would have to believe the Surge Guard is the better option. The Smart Surge has 1650 joules and 45,000 amp surge protection. The Surge Guard has 385 joules and 65,000.
Looking for opinions before I purchase today. Going camping next week and need to order today.
I have a Progressive Ind. EMS-PT50C. It's always been reliable. I wanted the most protection for my rig. It's portable. If there's a problem with the electric, I'ld rather have the unit burn up at the post instead of in my rig. If you compare the EMS-PT50C to the others, I think you'll find the Progressive to be the better choice. But to each their own. They'll both do the job!
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:56 AM   #20
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I've got two Surge Guards on different units. Never a problem. Always there protecting. They have prevented problems for me several times through the years.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:10 AM   #21
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EMS-PT50C is an excellent unit. I've had them for several years. Suggested retailis <&400. But you can find them cheaper if you shop around. If you compare apples to apples this unit is the best. Either the hard wired, or portable unit.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:33 AM   #22
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Well, based on your input and valued opinions, I have ordered the Progressive EMS-PT50C from rvupgrades.com. (the portable one) Their price was $349 w/ free shipping. Because I got started on this so late I had to fork over another $21 for 2 day shipping. But at least its done and I will have it for Saturday.

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