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Old 05-13-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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surge protector

Hi everbody, and to all the Mothers out there Happy Mother's Day
My question is what surge protectors are you using and can I use a 50amp protector in a park with 30amp using a adaptor? any help out there would be great.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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I use the 50 amp Portable Surge Guard with 15, 20, and 30 amp service with no problems. Got mine from Camping World. Good insurance.

http://surgeguard.com/34750_LCD.html
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I use this hard wired option http://surgeguard.com/34560.html

Install it and forget it. Works great.

Yes, it still works fine when using an adapter to use 30 amp service.

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Old 05-13-2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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I have been using a Progressive EMS-LCHW50C for four years. I chose a permanent connection out of convenience. The 50 amp works great on 50, 30, or 20 amp circuits and has found campground problems as well as shut down during two low voltage periods. Check out their web site - Progressive Industries. I have heard their service is excellent but have never had a problem. Good investment no matter which brand you buy.
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We like Progressive Industries 30 amp and 50 amp products. They fixed our 30 amp unit for no charge.......three years after the warranty expired.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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If you go portable make sure you get the lockable "cage" that allows you to lock the surgeguard onto your cord. These portable ones can grow legs in the middle of the night.
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Dan,
What is this lockable "cage" thingee???
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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It is a box that pad locks around the plug connection between your power cable and the surge protector so no one can just unplug and walk away with it.

Surge Guard Universal Lock Hasp - Technology Research Corp 34590-001 - Surge Protectors - Camping World

http://surgeguard.com/lock_hasps.html
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I use the 50 amp Portable Surge Guard with 15, 20, and 30 amp service with no problems. Got mine from Camping World. Good insurance.

http://surgeguard.com/34750_LCD.html
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Yes, a Progressive unit will protect you. we use a portable unit. Don't like leaving it out for someone to walk off with. I had a short power cord made (4 ft). I plug that into the coach, plug it into the Progressive unit and then run my long power cord to the outside fixture. that keeps the unit out of sight but gives me the protection. Another reason for the portable unit is I can remove it from the coach and test a campground connection before I back in and find a problem. don't leave home without the protection. ed
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