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Old 04-18-2016, 06:45 AM   #1
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Is this a good surge protector? I need/want surge protection plus low and high voltage protection...any suggestions other than the EMS-PT50C. Really don't want to hardwire anything.

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The Progressive Industries EMS is very good and the life time repair/replace guarantee can't be beat. I have the hard wired version and really like the protection it provides. It protected us from a surge, sacrificing itself in the process. PI was great, they talked me through a test of the system and determined it needed a new logic board. They offered to ship one to me or I could ship the unit back to them for repair. I shipped them the box, they returned it in a couple of days, all postage paid.
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What Bob said. The hardwired version is what I had on my first coach and added it to my second coach before it left the dealer. Always had great (free) service the two times I had issues with the first one over it's 12 years of service and no problems with the second one. They protect your coach against dangerous input power conditions.

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The Progressive Industries EMS is very good and the life time repair/replace guarantee can't be beat. I have the hard wired version and really like the protection it provides. It protected us from a surge, sacrificing itself in the process. PI was great, they talked me through a test of the system and determined it needed a new logic board. They offered to ship one to me or I could ship the unit back to them for repair. I shipped them the box, they returned it in a couple of days, all postage paid.
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I bought the EMS-HW30C - the 30A version hard wired version, after reading lots of recommendations on this and other forums.

Hard wiring it was simple, don't be afraid of the complexity if that's what you're worried about. For me, it was disconnecting the plug on the outside of my camper, wiring that to the output side of the EMS, then adding a new piece of wire I bought at Lowe's to connect the input side of the EMS to the plug on the outside of my camper. It took me maybe an hour total, and that was taking my time. I installed it under the bunkhouse in the back of my camper where the power enters. I put the remote display in my bathroom right above the battery & tank monitor.

If you don't want to hard wire it, then go with the portable version, but make sure you lock it, because at nearly $300, someone will eventually walk off with it. I didn't want to risk that, nor did I want to forget it. The hard wired one can be bypassed if you need to, and I liked the idea of the remote display. You can't go wrong with the Progressive EMS units. So many great recommendations everywhere, and great insurance to protect the expensive stuff in your camper.
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There is so much stuff in my elec. compartment I didn't have room to place a permanent one so I use the portable. No big deal to set up. Just make sure to chain it to the pedestal to make stealing it more difficult
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Is this a good surge protector? I need/want surge protection plus low and high voltage protection...any suggestions other than the EMS-PT50C. Really don't want to hardwire anything.

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Yup, you made a good choice!
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My electrical bay had water hookups as well. It never created an issue however the hard wired EMS is not water proof and I couldn't fit it inside the coach where it needed to go.
So I installed a portable one there.

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Never had to plug or unplug it when hooking up and kept it locked up and out of sight.
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There is so much stuff in my elec. compartment I didn't have room to place a permanent one so I use the portable. No big deal to set up. Just make sure to chain it to the pedestal to make stealing it more difficult
Has anyone reported one missing?? I have several friends who use them and no reports of having it come up missing. Oh and they don't lock them up.
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Nothing ever happens until it does. These things are $350.
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