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Old 12-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #15
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surge protector is pretty cheap to but... about $100 for a 50amp model. Has saved me once so far
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:50 AM   #16
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Thanks to all for your input! I am probably going to go with the hard wired protection. Am happiest being with the safe....not sorry mentality. I am so awed by the subjects I am learning about through this forum....things I never would have thought about! Thank you again!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:37 AM   #17
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Thanks to all for your input! I am probably going to go with the hard wired protection. Am happiest being with the safe....not sorry mentality. I am so awed by the subjects I am learning about through this forum....things I never would have thought about! Thank you again!
If you have decided to get hard wired protection, think seriously about going with an EMS rather than just a surge protector. Folks tend to use the term "surge protector" almost as generic term. An EMS will have surge protection but will protect against many other more likely conditions. The 2 most common causes of damage from electrical problems are low voltage and floating or open neutral. Both can cause damage but the neutral problem can be catastrophic in a 50 amp coach.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #18
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Ricko as we found out his 30 amp was surging and popping on and off, when he hooked up the 110 same story. my steps would not work at all when i got there. my inverter was not working properly, unit was new to us and my bad no protector.
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Progressive ems was our first upgrade. Lightning strike on transformer cost my neighbor $3500 to fix.
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EMS....hard wired or portable.....don't leave home without one
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Progressive ems was our first upgrade. Lightning strike on transformer cost my neighbor $3500 to fix.
Nuff said
And dont cheap out. Mine was about $400. I saved $3100 then, more since. Surge protector does not protect against over/under voltage.
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X2 on the EMS. Here is one that is hard to beat:

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/
With the proper cable adapter, can this EMS unit be plugged into a 30 amp outlet without damage?
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With the proper cable adapter, can this EMS unit be plugged into a 30 amp outlet without damage?
Yep! With adapter 20 or 30 is automatically handled. Easy peasy
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