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Old 06-29-2020, 05:39 AM   #1
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Surge Protectors

Looking for advice on what brand and model # surge proctor everyone likes or doesn't like. I have a 2019 Keystone 301UBH TT 50amp with 2 a/c unites.
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:16 AM   #2
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I don't know of any surge protector that experienced rver's use. What you want to do is buy a EMS (electrical management system). The difference (besides price) is that an EMS will protect the electrical system from incorrectly wired pedestals, malfunctioning pedestals (missing ground, missing neutral, missing line), and provide under and over voltage protection. They also have a built in delay so if the electricity supply is rapidly interrupted (flickering lights during a storm) ir will delay the restoration of power for a min or two until the power is stabilized. This will save your air conditioner compressor.

An EMKS will also protect against a lightning strike which is the ONLY thing most surge protectors do.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:07 AM   #3
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We full time, and some years ago lost both our satellite boxes due to a utility voltage burp, even with a surge device plugged in. After replacing both boxes, I installed a Progressive hardwired EMS. We have experienced low voltage, mis-wired pedestals, and other voltage issues, and the EMS has turned off or in the case of a bad pedestal, would not allow power to the rig until the problem was corrected. The money spent on an EMS will save you many times more money from damage that will happen from voltage problems.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:30 AM   #4
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Progressive EMS 50amp hardwired, safe from elements and any chance of walking away. Hear their service is good as well - hopefully I will not ever need it.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:22 AM   #5
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Whether hardwired or portable get the EMS ASAP!
I luckily chose the portable as I've had 3 RVs & only had to buy one EMS, 10 years of it pulled in daily & it never sprouted legs.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:41 AM   #6
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The nice feature with a portable EMS is that you can plug it into the park pedestal before you drag out the RV power cable, etc and know right away if your new location is good... power wise

either version is great though....
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:59 PM   #7
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:12 PM   #8
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Portable progressive EMS for me. No regrets at all.
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:24 PM   #9
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Just got the power watchdog portable and so far have liked it, really like the ability to have alerts sent to my phone if a problem arises.

Only used it in one trip so far but was nice to be able to monitor our power from the phone
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:32 AM   #10
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We like the Surge Guard #34951 and the remote #40301. It is portable so you can check the power at a pedestal before you unhook and then monitor your power usage with the remote. Never had a problem with it walking away and have used it on 2 different toy haulers.

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Available at the following location - they have great videos and excellent customer service.

https://www.technorv.com/surge-guard...al-protection/
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Old 07-07-2020, 07:23 AM   #11
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I use the hardwired EMS from Progressive Industries. I have been totally happy with it. There are several nice things about having it hardwired. You never have to think about it, it is just doing itís thing automatically. Also, you donít have to figure out how to secure it so no one steals it from the pedestal.
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:44 AM   #12
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We like the Surge Guard #34951 and the remote #40301. It is portable so you can check the power at a pedestal before you unhook and then monitor your power usage with the remote. Never had a problem with it walking away and have used it on 2 different toy haulers.

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https://www.technorv.com/surge-guard...al-protection/
We used this this brand and set up, except a 30amp model. The wireless monitor is a real plus in our opinion. I got the EMS on Amazon and the monitor at CW on sale for less than Amazon had it.
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