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Old 01-20-2016, 06:02 AM   #15
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I found the following at Tweety's. The Progressive Industries SSP 50 Smart Surge

No. Just NO ! Get the EMS PT50C Yes it costs more....because it DOES more. Surges aren't your most common danger. Low voltage, high voltage, etc ARE ! The surge suppressor just lights up some lights....the EMS PT50C will cut off power to your coach when it senses a dangerous condition, saving your expensive TV's, inverter, etc from damage.

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Old 01-26-2016, 01:22 PM   #16
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No. Just NO ! Get the EMS PT50C Yes it costs more....because it DOES more. Surges aren't your most common danger. Low voltage, high voltage, etc ARE ! The surge suppressor just lights up some lights....the EMS PT50C will cut off power to your coach when it senses a dangerous condition, saving your expensive TV's, inverter, etc from damage.

See post #8 above
Ok, been reading this thread and I'm confused. I've got a 30 amp TT so would I get this PT50C also? Does it connect to the box or your outside cord that connects to the box? Do I also need some kind of other adapters? Thanks
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:01 PM   #17
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Ok, been reading this thread and I'm confused. I've got a 30 amp TT so would I get this PT50C also? Does it connect to the box or your outside cord that connects to the box? Do I also need some kind of other adapters? Thanks

They make a 30 amp version shown below. For your 30 amp TT no adapters needed. Plug the unit into the power pole, and then plug your shore power cord into the unit.

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Ok, thanks. Just ordered it.
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Ah too late...
I got the portable PI 50 AMP thinking I didn't want a permanent install... WHile it's worked perfectly thru 3 rv's...

on another thread someone suggested getting the permanent install and putting two plugs on either end so it could be easily removed if need be !!!
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They make a 30 amp version shown below. For your 30 amp TT no adapters needed. Plug the unit into the power pole, and then plug your shore power cord into the unit.

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I agree this is the one to go with, as opposed to just a surge protector.
I've got one of these and it was shutting off output to my coach due to low voltage from the pedestal (only 89 rather than 120). The regular 120 outlet on the same pedestal was working correctly, it was just the 30 amp outlet that had the problem. So I plugged in to the regular outlet with an adapter and everything was fine.
This problem is something I would never have known if it weren't for this device, so I figure it's already paid for itself - and that was the first time we used it, the first time we went camping in our new to us coach.
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I found the following at Tweety's. The Progressive Industries SSP 50 Smart Surge 120 Volt/50Amp RV Surge Protector is a state of the art RV Surge Protection System. It offers 4-mode, 1650 joule protection with surge indicator denoting condition of surge protector. It comes with built in polarity tester to check the power source for proper wiring. Also standard is a surge status indicator with fuse protection. This Smart Surge is a portable, weather resistant RV Surge Protector that requires no installation.

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Three Mode Surge Protection - Line to Neutral, Line to Ground and Neutral to Ground. The SSP50 is rated for 240 Volts/50 Amps with 1650 joules and 45,000 surge amps. It has less than one nano second response time. Here are the possible scenarios the surge protector cold encounter.


#1 Red light On & #2 Red light Off - Correct Wiring This is Safe for you and equipment
#1 Red light Off & #2 Red light On - Reverse Polarity This is Bad for sensitive equipment
#1 Red light On & #2 Red light On - Open Neutral This means No power
#1 Red light Off & #2 Red light Off - Open Ground This Could result in fatal shock
Green Surge Light on This means there is Good surge protection Green light off = Surge protection bad.
It says it a 50AMP is that okay to plug into a 30amp at the campground or is that just top amps
While plugged into shore power at MOST campgrounds and RV Parks you will NOT experience any power surges that result from the Power Grid in this country and if you do it will be less than 1% of the time while you are camping.

What you will encounter most often is LOW voltage with an occasional HIGH voltage condition, open Neutrals and open Grounds.

The SSP50 only checks for those conditions the moment you plug the device into the shore power outlet BUT it will not protect your RV from errant power problems once they happen while you are hooked up to shore power.

You will need to spend more money and purchase the EMS unit that will sever power to your RV when a problem is detected thereby protecting your RV from possible damage to the electrical systems inside.

What it won't protect you from is a direct lightning strike and hopefully that will never happen.

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"You will need to spend more money and purchase the EMS unit that will sever power to your RV when a problem is detected thereby protecting your RV from possible damage to the electrical systems inside."
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So I just spent $250 for nothing. What is a EMS please? Dang, owning an RV is worse that owning a Harley Davidson.
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.What is a EMS please? Dang, owning an RV is worse that owning a Harley Davidson.

Electrical Management System. See post #17 above, and look at the product page in the picture.
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So I just spent $250 for nothing. What is a EMS please? Dang, owning an RV is worse that owning a Harley Davidson.

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Electrical Management System. See post #17 above, and look at the product page in the picture.
Ok, I think that's what I ordered. Thanks
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For folks getting PI's portable unit; are there any recommendations for securing this to prevent theft?
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We never really worried about theft, not something that happens much in RV parks, But we do use a cable lock to take the strain of the EMS off of the receptacle.

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Can you plug the EMS into a generator? I have the Champion 3100 w/invertor.
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