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Old 08-15-2022, 05:09 PM   #1
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Surge guards: Hughes Watchdog vs. Progressive Industries Smart Surge

I have a Hughes Watchdog PWD50EPO which occasionally gives me a fault error code 6 "line 2 neutral reversed", at different RV parks, so it shuts down power. I then replace it with my Progressive Industries Smart Surge Protector which powers up with no errors, but I can't tell which one is right. Has anyone else had something like this happen, where different surge suppressors give different signals?
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Old 08-15-2022, 06:20 PM   #2
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Why not contact Hughes to see if they could test it for you?
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:35 PM   #3
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Why not contact Hughes to see if they could test it for you?
That would be like your car making strange noises, then when you take it to a mechanic, it purrs quietly. But then you have to ship your car to Detroit to have that done.
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Personally, I would trust the PI unit. They have been building these units a lot longer than Hughes. Now, Hughes makes a great AutoFomer.

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I had my Hughes watchdog give me a neutral error at West Yellowstone KOA in July and it was correct. The wiring to the box was not correct
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Likewise, I was at a park recently and my Watchdog gave me the error. Frustrated and thinking it was over-sensitive I plugged in direct to the pedestal and my transfer switch blocked the connection with the same error. Thankful someone was looking out for me, I am now a believer and won't be so quick to attempt to fry my RV. I ended up using a dog bone to hook up to 30A, with the Watchdog in place.
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I had my Hughes watchdog give me a neutral error at West Yellowstone KOA in July and it was correct. The wiring to the box was not correct
I can't imagine a KOA wiring their power boxes wrong
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