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View Poll Results: Do you use a Surge Protection device??
I had electrical damage than installed a Surge Protector 7 6.42%
I have used a portable/hard wired since I got MoHo 78 71.56%
Never used and don't see a need 24 22.02%
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #29
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Is there a way to hard wire install it so it also protects from Generator or inverter malfunction? BTW- Happy New Year
Yes you can. You will have to wire the surge protector on the coach side of the transfer switch. Both the incoming land line power and the power from the generator will come through the transfer switch.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:16 PM   #30
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Surge protection isn't limited to "MoHos". We've had a hard wired one on our fifth wheel since we bought it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:21 PM   #31
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Yes you can. You will have to wire the surge protector on the coach side of the transfer switch. Both the incoming land line power and the power from the generator will come through the transfer switch.
When you do this though you transfer switch will NOT be protected.

Most of today's generators are built with solid electrical output. At least the one in my coach is, an Onan 7500QD, however, there may be other manufacture's that cannot guarantee the same. I installed my Progressive EMS before the transfer switch and I don't worry about the generator cooking my devices.

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:27 PM   #32
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Surge protectors wont always protect you. Had lighting hit near by- took out TV-radios,tank level,heater controls. Never popped a breaker or burnt a fuse. Power surge came through the ground.
A surge protector will NOT protect your devices from a direct lightning strike. I believe all surge protector manufacturer's have posted a disclaimer with their product that their unit will offer complete protection EXCEPT from a direct lightning strike or a near hit.

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #33
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I have never had surge protection but would like to get one. This eliminates me from the poll I guess.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:44 PM   #34
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I was searching the web and found this site about surge protection. It just gives another perspective if your on the fence about getting one.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:58 PM   #35
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You don't have a surge protector. Therefore, vote #3

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Old 01-04-2011, 06:17 AM   #36
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I don't have one yet. I would like to get one someday, but the cost is somewhat High.
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