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Old 05-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Surge Protector

Had only used the 30 amp surge protector on Vista a half dozen times over the past several months, but just upgraded to a new unit with 50 amp service. Which is the better way or brand to go with for a surge protector considering I really don't want to go the expense of having one hard wired.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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Either Surge Guard or Progressive Industries 50A portable units are excellent. I don't think you can go wrong with either. I recommend that you buy a model that has continuous power line monitoring rather than just checking once when you plug in.
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Go with the Progressive Industries portable if you don't want to hardwire. They have a lifetime warranty where SurgeGuard only has 1-year! Finally, they offer 24/7 emergency tech support where SurgeGuard does not!

For me it's a no-brainer!
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I have SurgeGuard found very little customer support. Will be buying Progressive soon! Less than two years use SG has died with no way to have it repaired ??!!
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OK, Progressive it is, but that brings up another question. I find two listed at the CW online site, one is $350 and indicates voltage protection and the other for $125 but does not list the voltage protection. Of the two, what would your recommend.
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Hands down , $350
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Convinced! It's to be the more expensive unit. Did a little more reading on line and can see why you guys suggested it, so Many Thanks.
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I just bought the PI 50http://rvupgradestore.com/ amp a few weeks ago at

http://rvupgradestore.com/
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I just bought the PI 50http://rvupgradestore.com/ amp a few weeks ago at

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Hit send by mistake.

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Had it for $333
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Make sure you lock it to the post. It'll walk off if you don't. I use a high strength bike cable. IF someone really wants it they're gonna get it, but at least it keeps honest people....honest. My SurgeGuard 50 is still going strong after 2 years. Saved me twice now.
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My portable is spliced into the power cord in the bay.


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Make sure you lock it to the post. It'll walk off if you don't. I use a high strength bike cable. IF someone really wants it they're gonna get it, but at least it keeps honest people....honest. My SurgeGuard 50 is still going strong after 2 years. Saved me twice now.
Got that one already planned. Just got to find a larger set of pad locks to fit around the 50 amp cord. On the 30 amp SG, I took a short length of chain, attached each end to a padlock then clasp one around the male end of the RV cord and one end around the female end of the SG.
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I agree with stearn. I have a Surgeguard and it has worked for years. It did give me trouble once a few years ago and they did repair it rather quickly. Recently when I was experiencing a problem I called them and they indicated that they do not do repairs so if it was past warranty I was out of luck and would have to buy a new one. Fortunately the problem was down the line and when fixed, the protector went back on line.

Next purchase, when necessary will probably be Progressive.

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