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Old 02-19-2005, 03:03 PM   #29
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Many tnx. After reading the info in my book I Though something was not right since it never mentions surge. Oh well, I'll have to get another. My space where my electrical wire comes out of the box is not very roomy, so I'll have to figure out where to hard wire it. Again tnx. I like this board. Nice foks. s/Toby
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Old 02-19-2005, 03:43 PM   #30
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Hi Guys,

Check this out. I think that the EMS does protect against SURGES as well!

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Old 02-19-2005, 04:35 PM   #31
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Is this the same EMS that you are all discussing? Sorry if not?

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Old 02-20-2005, 02:15 AM   #32
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Clint, the EMS equipment you provided the link to is not the exact brand name we were discussing as the "Surge Guard" by TRC but is very similar in its protection of the electrical power allowed through the unit. Up until now I have always associated EMS with an industry (electrical) of monitoring the amperage of a unit or building and this equipment would shut down some pieces of the load such as air cond., water heaters, or even more in buildings. Now I see a company using the words Electrical Management System as a name. I will need to be careful in not wrongly associating the name to an industry term. Thank you for pointing this out to us.
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The unit in my new MH is build-in. Nothing like my old unit that I installed. My old unit is similar to the one in the page you directed me to, except it was a build-in model. Maybe they'll have a rep at the FMCA convention next month in Perry GA that I can discuss with. I know I need one for sure. s/Toby
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:30 AM   #34
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Hello. New user here and new RV owner. We purchased a 2011 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH. I see this is an older thread, but I have been trying to find which Surge Protector to buy and it lead me here. I see the post Wolf asked about on the different ones, look same but difference in price. I am really new to this and have no clue what is needed, etc. I found a comparision chart and it shows the higher and lower priced SurgeGuards, but I only see a few differences and am not sure which is more important (Ground Fault Shutdown, Reverse Polarity Indication are a few of the differences listed). I have included the link I am looking at and would greatly appreciate which one would be the best to buy. Thanks in advance for your help. We have a 30 amp. Also, not sure if right thread for this, but are the extension cords they sell in 25 ft safe to use? Looking to get one for one place we go that we know need longer cord for, but want to make sure we stay protected. https://www.rvupgradestore.com/rv-su...uide-a/279.htm
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:01 AM   #35
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I use the Progressive Industries EMS. It comes in 50 and 30 amp, and hard wired or portable. Has a lifetime warranty and provides protection for all power problems not just surge. Seems to be the most used and recommended. Costs but cheaper than new appliances or worse.
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Answering this old thread, we don't use a surge protector. In my case, we don't have much to ruin if a surge/low/over voltage event occurred. The converter, TV, AC, and microwave are about the only things we have to worry about. We've been RVing for 30 plus years and have never lost anything due to this. (i probably just jinxed myself, oh well)

I look at it this way,,, we have more electronics, tvs, appliances in our residential home that aren't on any kind of protector. I know there's always a chance of a lightening strike, surge, or power delivery problem that can damage something but honestly, i can't remember ever losing anything in all the years i've had my own house..
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Answering this old thread, we don't use a surge protector. In my case, we don't have much to ruin if a surge/low/over voltage event occurred. The converter, TV, AC, and microwave are about the only things we have to worry about. We've been RVing for 30 plus years and have never lost anything due to this. (i probably just jinxed myself, oh well)

I look at it this way,,, we have more electronics, tvs, appliances in our residential home that aren't on any kind of protector. I know there's always a chance of a lightening strike, surge, or power delivery problem that can damage something but honestly, i can't remember ever losing anything in all the years i've had my own house..
The difference between your home and a campground is your home when built had the electrical inspected and it stays the same, where a campground often has had repairs made to the posts and depending on who did the work may or may not meet code. As for which one to get, I believe the Progressive Dynamics to be the best. Jmo
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Would this one work for what I need? There are so many different ones. There is a more expensive one that is out of stock ($300). So I am not sure if this one is ideal or not. Thanks for the help. Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea
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Just curious as to how many of you use a surge protector to protect the circuitry & appliances in your motor home? If you do use one, is it hardwired or portable?

Simply put, EVERYBODY THAT'S SMART! We use the Progressive Industries HW50C EMS that protects against everything! Wouldn't leave home without it!
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Starting tomorrow, I'll be using a surge suppressor. A month ago, I plugged in at Deer Creek State Park in Utah, and the transfer switch hasn't been the same since. Found a surge suppressor, new in the box for 250. Cheap insurance. (They bought a 50 amp thinking it was better than the 30 amp, then realized they could not use it on their 30 amp rig. No returns on electrical.)
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Would this one work for what I need? There are so many different ones. There is a more expensive one that is out of stock ($300). So I am not sure if this one is ideal or not. Thanks for the help. Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

This one has surge/spike protection but only reports other problems and doesn't cut power to the RV when these are detected. The Progressive EMS models cut power to the coach when these problems are detected.
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We use Progressive Ind. EMS 50amp hard wired. Transferred it from our fifth wheel to the new motorhome. Wouldn't be without one.
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