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Old 10-13-2019, 08:35 PM   #1
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Those with portable surge protector

While plugged in at your home do you always use your surge protector?
I can see why to always use at campgrounds because of lots of things there. High demand on power causing low voltage- high voltage-bad wiring-etc etc. But at home those are not near as likely to happen. Just curious what other do.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:41 PM   #2
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I do not surge protector at home - only at campgrounds. But all wiring, circuit breakers, box, plug, ect for the home power setup is only a year old.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:35 PM   #3
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Donít use it at home. I know exactly how it was wired, with what materials and how old it is. Should be good to go!!
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:43 PM   #4
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I use a 30amp surge protector at home and a 50amp EMS unit at campgrounds.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:39 PM   #5
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It is plugged in FIRST CG, at Home, at friends etc

I have NO control over what the Power Company does
Got it and it would be silly NOT to use it
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:41 PM   #6
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I use mine at home. Surges/brownouts happen too often. I see it like insurance. I never need it until something bad happens. Then, I'm glad I have it.
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:44 AM   #7
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Always use it, home and away. There are a lot of variables before the power even gets to my home.
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:58 AM   #8
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:47 AM   #9
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If your not using it all of he time, why use it at all.
Even new wiring can develop a fault.

Your neighbor could cause a BIG voltage drop. Most houses share a transformer with a few others, just like a campground.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:14 AM   #10
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I just plug it in out of habit. It's free to use so why not.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:19 AM   #11
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I use mine at home out of habit and for cheap insurance.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:30 AM   #12
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Mine is hardwired so obviously I use it at home, but if I had chosen the portable type I would still use it at home.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:23 AM   #13
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It's never plugged in unless the surge protection is used.
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I run two. My coach has a built in Progressive system that came with the coach. When camping I plug a $100 SurgeGuard portable into the shore power box. I figure if it takes a hit, it will save the built in system and I can stay up and running, then buy another.
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