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Old 06-05-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Surge Protector

I need to purchase a surge protector prior to our planned trip to the southeast. I'm looking at a Surgeguard or Progressive Industries portable models. Any suggestions or guidance?


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Old 06-05-2014, 04:25 PM   #2
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Progressive Ind--hands down....
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:40 PM   #3
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Would you be able to tell me why you find Progressive the clear choice?

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How about lifetime warranty for starters.
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I need to purchase a surge protector prior to our planned trip to the southeast. I'm looking at a Surgeguard or Progressive Industries portable models. Any suggestions or guidance?


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Don't limit yourself to just a surge protector go with the EMS-HW50C This is the total protection unit shown in a 50 amp hard wired model with remote display. 30 amp and portable units are also available.
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I have a Surge Guard hardwired and have been happy with it.
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I have a 50 Amp SurgeGuard portable. Why, I don't know, maybe because it's green?
If you buy a portable make sure you also get the lockbox, I rigged up some aircraft cable and padlocked it to my power cord.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:13 PM   #8
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I use cheap chain and multi lock same key method. As for brand of surge protector, just use one. Any is better than none!
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I have a SurgeGuard 50 amp. It must have did its job, since it no longer works. I am buying the progressive EMS- PT50C . I am not fond of spending 400.00 every couple years, so the lifetime warranty sounds real good. FYI I called SG knowing my warranty was over, my intention was to pay to have it repaired assuming it would not be as much as buying a new one. To my surprise it is a throw away, no repairs!
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Would you be able to tell me why you find Progressive the clear choice?

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.... made in the USA (in fact in NC) .... as noted, lifetime warranty .... when we plug in our SSP-50 the lights instantly tell me if the box is wired correctly and if the surge protection is working

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I have a progressive, like it. Why? Because it work like they told me it would. Plus I called to ask a question and the fellows were very helpful. My 2cents worth.
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Carry a padlock-most pedestals have covers over the breakers/plugs that can be locked
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:34 PM   #13
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Progressive Industries. Great US Company and the BEST customer service I have seen anywhere. They sent me a reconditioned unit for free NO shipping charge, and the one that needed replaced came with the used trailer when I bought it. I emailed them and told them I did not buy it came with the used trailer. Said that did not matter and sent a free one. I will buy their product again when I get a new rig.
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I would definitely go with the Progressive Industries. Better warranty and great tech support!

I installed the HW50C on a 5er that I kept for 10 years, then another one on the MH when we got it in 2012.

I'm pretty sure it saved my tail last week. We were at a campground in Vidalia, LA. A really bad lightning storm moved in and a bolt of lightning hit VERY close to the MH! It was deafening and actually shook the MH! It shook us up bad! The TV went off when it hit and I just knew it was fried, but it was only a circuit breaker tripped. I hate to think what would have been destroyed by that kind of surge if I had not installed that HW50C!

It's without a doubt the best insurance you can buy!
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