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Old 08-02-2021, 10:23 AM   #15
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Progressive IND hard wired unit been in use for 7 years. We had a pedestal portable unit for several years before that. The units have saved us from damage several times over the years. We have had open neutral, low voltage, high voltage on several occasions.

Hughes has a newer one on the market that does not have the track record of Progressive. The Hughes offers bluetooth, but I'll stick with Progressive.

Pretty cheap insurance against a potential repair that can run thousands of dollars plus your rig not being usable for weeks while repaired.

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What's the old saying "Never leave home without it". I even use it at home when the unit is parked in the garage and plugged in. Highs and lows are both just about as bad to all the electronics in these coaches these days.
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I have seen what bad power can do. I installed a hard wired Hughes Power Watchdog EPO (PWD50-EPO-H) the day after picking up my rig.
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:23 PM   #18
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Two quick notes. Our Progressive portable unit went out and they sent us a new one and didnít ask for us to return old unit. Very good lifetime warranty as was mentioned.
Second thing, make sure you use it in an upright position. Donít know why, but a lot of folk donít use it in the correct manner.

I plug my progressive in to the park pedestal, then plug in my cord... the pedestal dictates how everything lines up, and I can't think of a time it wasn't in an upright position... BUT... I can't think of a reason why it needs to be upright. Of course, I'm no electrician...

Does anyone know why it has to be used in an upright position....???

How does its position affect its operation..??

What happens if it's not completely upright? What happens if it's partially upright...? What happens if it's lying on its back on the ground (other than possible water intrusion)...?
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Electrical part certainly doesnít care, water intrusion is the concern.
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Thanks everyone for all of your input and great stories and lessons. I did in fact purchase a Progressive portable model which will detect all that has been mentioned in the thread. I then purchased a Camco brand lock which said it would fit, well, it didn't. Luckily I was able to trim the cable coating just enough to make it fit.
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Electrical part certainly doesnít care, water intrusion is the concern.
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