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Old 08-03-2015, 08:17 PM   #15
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:18 PM   #16
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Progressive Industries has a model that is both a surge protector and a monitor. It has found 1 open neutral, and couple of low voltage, and one high voltage. I use it limit my appliances when only using a 20 amp or 30 amp service. I made a 25 cable for my monitor so I could mount it next to my trimetric battery monitor. They have lifetime warranty, if there is a problem just send it in and they will fix or replace it for free.
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Have a Surge Guard 30 amp portable. It has found "reverse polarity" and would not let the electricity come through. Campground owner let us go to another sight. He could not understand the problem and said he had just wired that section a week previous to our arrival. From what I have read on forums, reverse polarity could fry all your appliances so I'm glad I have this.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:51 AM   #18
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The biggest difference between a Surge Guard and a Progressive is that the Progressive has a lifetime guarantee. Progressive Industries has fantastic customer service while Surge Guard does not. I replaced the Surge Guard with the Progressive unit when the Surge Guard died on me out of warranty and they would not fix it. Progressive unit reads the 2 lines constantly and has saved me three times so far. I just stayed at a campground that had low voltage in the pm when everyone had their ac's going in this horrible heat. It let me know but didn't cut power to the coach but once since it was just above the shutoff point. Good unit!
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Interesting. We have a PI hwc50 (or whatever the exact model number is). It came in our 05 Newmar, and has given us no trouble. This week we are in a Thousand Trails park in Howe, Mi. The PI unit will not let us get power through to the transfer switch. Turns out that there is a stray voltage on the ground wire. That's a no-no. So this week we are in a full hook up camp with no electric service. We are getting by with using a 15 Amp. charger to maintain the batteries. That's plugged into a 20 Amp. outlet. The park is supposed to be sending an electrician to try to fix it, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:22 AM   #20
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We have a PI50 for three years. It shutdown our power earlier this summer at a park in Canada. Turned out to be bad neutral connection on 50 amp socket which was replaced about thirty minutes after I reported it. Very good service, but could have taken out most of my electrical if not detected. Very good insurance.
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:44 AM   #21
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And if the PI unit ever fails just call PI and they will help you through it and replace it free of charge. I had two issues with my first PI unit and they sent me free parts both times over the 10 years I had it. I had a new PI installed in my new coach before I took delivery. I can not leave a company that treated me so good. Just a very satisfied customer.

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The biggest difference between a Surge Guard and a Progressive is that the Progressive has a lifetime guarantee. Progressive Industries has fantastic customer service while Surge Guard does not. I replaced the Surge Guard with the Progressive unit when the Surge Guard died on me out of warranty and they would not fix it. Progressive unit reads the 2 lines constantly and has saved me three times so far. I just stayed at a campground that had low voltage in the pm when everyone had their ac's going in this horrible heat. It let me know but didn't cut power to the coach but once since it was just above the shutoff point. Good unit!
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:59 PM   #22
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I have a Surge Guard brand (Would rather have a Progressive INdustries but hey, got a "heck" of a deal on the SG) plugged in, It has functioned 4 or 5 times in the last year to protect me from power "Flickers" (Short outages lasting just long enough ti size up the compressor in an A/C) IT may have clipped spikes as well (Do not know) This is backed up by a Autoformer for low voltage (not needed here) and a 2nd spike suppressor. wired to the breaker panel.

Air Conditioners (Upper unit only) are roughly 1,000 installed.. 1500 if you need to replace the whole thing.
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I bought the 50amp portable PI unit and it works great. I plug it in and run a cable lock around the post for my own added protection. Just don't forget to put the thing back in the coach when you leave like I almost did the first time using it.
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I use the Tripp Lite 1200 with my small 2 stroke generator. They are made especially for use with funky generators, and they work quite. I would never plug my RV in without good protection.


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30 amp progressive industries- Hard wired- It shut the Power down 3 times in our June/July 60 day Run

All 3 times were because the voltage was too low to keep service running.

These RV's are way too expensive to repair, if you can avoid the exposure, it's good practice.
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When I installed my Progressive Industries 50A unit years ago, I set it up with plugs/sockets so I could always bypass it should it fail 2,000 miles from home.

Has earned its keep several times, and nothing that led to its failing for any reason.
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