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Old 02-29-2016, 07:02 PM   #1
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50 Amp Surge Protector

Looking to get a 50 amp surge protector for a new RV. What are factors to consider?
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:03 PM   #2
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Type "progressive industries" in the Google search box. You'll have reading material for weeks.

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Probably the biggest question is whether you want a portable one or a hardwired one.

I bought a hard wired 50 amp Progressive Surge Protector, here is a link to what they offer.

Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea
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Progressive is the way to go. Then you can move on to other things.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:33 PM   #5
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We had previously bought a Surge Guard protector. About 3 years in we had a surge which took out our convertor and microwave. Couldn't believe it.....Thought we were protected, however I found out that the SG had likely been compromised at some point but we had no way of knowing that it wasn't working anymore. We were at a CG at the time and bought a Progressive Industries unit from Amazon, which was delivered the next day. This one, when compromised, will indicate that its not working. And you can buy a new board to replace the non serviceable one. I should have paid more attention when buying the first one but it was on sale so I bought it and thought that as long as it was plugged in I was protected.
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We were at a CG at the time and bought a Progressive Industries unit from Amazon, which was delivered the next day. This one, when compromised, will indicate that its not working. And you can buy a new board to replace the non serviceable one.
No need to "buy" a new board as the unit is guaranteed "forever".
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Progressive is the way to go. Then you can move on to other things.
Totally agree with post. Best Insurance policy for the money and lifetime guaranty.
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Probably the biggest question is whether you want a portable one or a hardwired one.

I bought a hard wired 50 amp Progressive Surge Protector, here is a link to what they offer.

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I want a portable, what features on them is important?
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I've been using PI for a long time. It has save me a few times. As a result I have great confidence that it will protect my coach.
I have the portable and I just use hardened chain, and a good lock to secure it to the power pole.
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I too would only consider the Progressive Industries units!
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+ 22 on PI - just get the 50 amp one and it's got you covered !
(i've had the same one through 3 rv's now !)

Once you get this you can worry about other things - this company is A+++++

AN RV park in Ingram Tx told me that 'PI thingy' was stopping the power from getting to my coach and it was not his pedestal -
I was very comfortable in saying put me in another site because 'THAT PI thingy' has proven itself to me 100 times over.

Can have it in two days thru Amazon Prime !
http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-In...ustries+50+amp
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PI all the way, what you need to figure out is if you want the hard wired one or portable one. For me the portable one was worth it, it is on it's second RV and I will take it to the next one with me too.
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Regarding the lifetime guarantee from PI, it is only good if you have your original purchase receipt. Otherwise, it will cost you $139 to have it repaired. Don't ask me how I know.
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Security as usual can be annoying. The more expensive PI will not allow power to proceed if it's not right. you'd be surprised how many parks arent right. As in not enough volts, wired wrong etc. you never know until poof you find out the hard way. The annoying part can be finding good power at some locations :-)
They basically have two models the less expensive model is a surge protector and a wiring analyzer but it will let power pass . it just activates lights if something is wrong you have to actually look at it when you plug it in. And of course it doesn't care about high or low voltage the stuff that kills compressors etc.
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