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Old 09-21-2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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Carriage Voltage Surge protection

Trying to find out if this 2006 Carriage Cameo has any voltage surge protection in the system at all????

Looking at a Progressive portable 50 amp unit to be covered....however was told that there was some? protection built in...

I seem to be in parks that have 30 amp more than 50, cheap I guess!!!

Any help would be great....Thanks adios Rich

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Old 09-21-2015, 09:33 PM   #2
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If there is a built in surge protector it should somehere where you can see it. That said our4 year old Surge Guard failed. I guess I had assumed that if the Surge Protector didn't work it would stop allowing electricity to pass through. We got hit this summer with a spike/surge and blew out our microwave, keurig and convertor. I guess my point being if there is one I would replace it with a new Progressive unit. I educated myself a bit after our incident and realized I had bought the wrong surge protector.

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Old 09-23-2015, 10:16 AM   #3
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Surge Protector

Thanks Fred..

I had a toy hauler last year in Az that lost several appliances when a surge cause a gd wire to short out ??? .. that's what the park people said and they did take care of most of it..

So I'm a little jumpy with this unit going back to the same Park..[New owners] now said they fixed the problems..

In reading forum posts and reviews, I also have decided to go with progressive products...Just not sure which one yet...

Thanks for the reply...adios Rich
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:45 AM   #4
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The Progressive Industries 30 or 50amp with EMS are the best on the market. Lifetime warranty and not only protect against surges but also full time monitoring for mis-wiring, low/high voltage limits, and correct frequency.

Both sizes are available in potable or hardwired models.

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Carriage didn't install a standard surge protector. Buy the Progressive 50 amp, it's the best out there.
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I installed a PI 50amp protector after 8 years of being lucky. Last trip out, had a rain/lightning show where we were staying and TV/Micro shut down. PI showed that there was a high voltage spike. About 4 hours later, everything began working again. I feel very fortunate that was my first experience with electrical surges and the PI sure did the job. Highly recommend them.
A side benefit of the unit is the digital readout that tells which leg of 50amp service is being pulled on for which appliance and how many amps are being drawn. Downside is confirming my fiver is very unbalanced as much of the heavy stuff is on same circuit.

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