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Old 06-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #15
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As others have said, you can't beat the service and support of Progressive Industries. An EMS is much more than a surge protector. Even if it cost more, you only pay once. Surge Guard has a one year warranty and they do no repairs. Progressive is lifetime warranty, tech service will walk you through diagnosis. Then send them the unit and they will repair and return. I also had them ship me the part after talking to tech support on promise I'd send back the old one. On one call, the owner of the company picked up the phone and promised complete satisfaction. I can't say enough about them!
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Surge protectors only cover the rare occurance of surges. I would add a Progressive Industries EMS so that the more frequent and very damaging over and under voltage issues are also covered.


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I have the Hughes Autoformer RV220-50. Which if memory serves me correctly it has surge protection plus it boosts the voltage if voltage in low.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #18
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I have the Hughes Autoformer RV220-50. Which if memory serves me correctly it has surge protection plus it boosts the voltage if voltage in low.

What does it do for voltage over 132?
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:42 PM   #19
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Another vote for Progressive. Has a part burn out and they sent a part free if charge. I think I noticed however, the component part was made in China. I believe it was called a connector. Perhaps the whole unit is assembled in the USA but parts come from other parts of the world.
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Progressive here but have heard Safe Guards are also good.
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Progressive here but have heard Safe Guards are also good.

Yes they are. It is the warranty that separates them. PI is lifetime. SG is 1 yr
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PI systems protect against virtually all of the electrical issues you will encounter while others only address some of these. Service and warranty are outstanding and they are very well built. To understand the differentiators that PI offer, closely compare the capabilities with SurgeGard and you will see the difference. You will not be disappointed and a few extra bucks now over a minimalist unit could save you thousands downstream if you encounter poor power.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:51 AM   #23
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Why Progressive Industries? Well for one thing it is a good US company, with a lifetime warranty, and the best reputation of any such device from member reviews of it... This is from their web page:

The Progressive Industries story began 12 years ago when a full-time RV-er determined there had to be a better way to provide electrical protection to the new generation of RV’s that now included high-end electronic equipment.

Made by RVer for RVers.. the result is it he did it right.
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Thanks for all of the input. Looks like a Progressive Industries unit for me. Now to find the best price. Will check Camping World and Amazon for starters.

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Why Progressive Industries? Well for one thing it is a good US company, with a lifetime warranty, and the best reputation of any such device from member reviews of it... This is from their web page:

The Progressive Industries story began 12 years ago when a full-time RV-er determined there had to be a better way to provide electrical protection to the new generation of RVís that now included high-end electronic equipment.

Made by RVer for RVers.. the result is it he did it right.
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+1 for Progressive 50Amp built in. Installed - cost us $400.
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I have the Hughes Autoformer RV220-50. Which if memory serves me correctly it has surge protection plus it boosts the voltage if voltage in low.
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What does it do for voltage over 132?
I'd have to go back and look at the manual but I think it shuts down.
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I have a 30 amp RV model (Progressive Industries EMSLCHW30) ....it saved me several times at unfamiliar parks.

The biggest advantages over other models is that it is internal (theft proof) and that it also protects from Generator failures affecting your other electronic equipment.
If you understand the display readout you can readily identify the power problem - low or high voltage/current and miss-wiring of the input power.
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