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Old 07-26-2021, 04:03 PM   #1
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Is it toast?

30 amp progressive was laying on an upside down bucket, not plugged in, we had a major rain event, bucket fell over and surge protector went under water. I opened it up, circuit board looks ok but I have not plugged in yet. Is it toast? How do I know if it is any good?
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I doubt it hurt it, but if it's dead they have really good customer service.
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:16 PM   #3
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I would be sure it is dried out before plugging in. Maybe open it up and put in front of a fan for a day or two,
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I opened up and wiped out as much moisture as I could, it has been sitting on bench for couple days, I guess I will put back together and hope for the best, thanks
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I opened up and wiped out as much moisture as I could, it has been sitting on bench for couple days, I guess I will put back together and hope for the best, thanks

Use hair dryer and make sure it is dry

Case is typically pretty well sealed
Haven't dropped ours in a bucket of water to find out but it has hung from a power pedestal in Numerous rain/downpours....snow/ice storms.....dust/wind storms etc since 2008
Still works like a charm
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Before retirement I installed digital controls on roof top HVAC. Got caught in some rain storms, I found that a generous soaking of WD 40 returned them all to full function. It drives moisture away and is able to get into every nook and crannie that water can.
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Before retirement I installed digital controls on roof top HVAC. Got caught in some rain storms, I found that a generous soaking of WD 40 returned them all to full function. It drives moisture away and is able to get into every nook and crannie that water can.
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Cover it i rice. Get popcorn and test it. If it fails you will get one hell of a show.
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Water generally doesn't hurt anything electronic if it's not operating, so as long as you're confident it's 100% dried out it's like it never happened. BUT, water can collect under and around components and that can take a long time to dry out. Dessicant works (like rice) but still takes a long time (weeks). My solution to wet electronics (I use a pressure washer to clean up old equipment chassis) is to 'bake' them around 150F for a few days. You can use a kitchen oven if it will maintain a temp that low, otherwise I'll use a ice chest with some incandescent bulbs inside of it. For extra credit, set up a small computer fan inside for improved circulation. Leave the lid cracked a bit for air exchange and that should do it.

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Shut off breaker. Plug in. Turn breaker back on with nothing plugged into the Progressive. You'll find out quickly.
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:31 AM   #11
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Well I plugged it in, got just blue light, that means power is good, but no green light meaning no surge protection. I guess I will contact progressive and see what they say.
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Well I plugged it in, got just blue light, that means power is good, but no green light meaning no surge protection. I guess I will contact progressive and see what they say.
Sorry to hear its not working quite right, hope you can get a replacement or maybe an easy fix.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:48 PM   #13
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Progressive wants proof of purchase, all my records are in storage a long ways away. Dang, just my luck.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:49 PM   #14
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Question, with the correct pigtail setup, can I use a 50 amp protector on a 30 amp supply.
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