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    Senior Member jhardin's Avatar
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    Preferences on a surge protector

    What are preferences on a surge protector, hardwired or portable? Also, what brand do you have? After reading the surge protection thread, I am defiantly going to buy one (50amp)!

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    Re: Preferences on a surge protector

    We've got the hardwired Progressive EMS-HW50C, with remote display. I preferred the hardwired version simply because it would be one less thing to set up and it's not likely to grow feet if we're away from the rig for extended periods. We leave the rig on a seasonal site all summer with the power on, even when we're gone for several days.
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    Re: Preferences on a surge protector

    I have the Progressive hardwire model, easy install,easy to monitor......
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    Another Progressive hardwire!
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    Re: Preferences on a surge protector

    We have the SurgeGuard plug-in model at the pedestal. We also have the plastic housing with a padlock that's supposed to protect it from theft, but as pointed out, if someone really wants it, they can take your entire cord.

    Sometimes the pedestals are short, and it occasionally hangs funny. It's exposed to weather as well, but I am sure it's designed to handle it.

    So far it's protected us well, (had it almost 2 years), so we like it. Won't plug in without it!

    P.S. We have only had 1 spike trip it, but have had a low voltage scenario... The campground was full, and lots running AC. When we tried to run our second AC, the SurgeGuard would trip. So, we ran one, or the other, and were fine. Next campground, no issues, so I knew it wasn't the rig.
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    Re: Preferences on a surge protector

    Progressive hard wire here.
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    Re: Preferences on a surge protector

    Progressive Industries 50 amp Hardwire Surge Protector EMS-HW50C - allows for a bypass if running a generator with floating neutral (my Honda EU3000i).

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    Re: Preferences on a surge protector

    Progressive plug in model here. Compared the specs between progressive and Surge Guard. Progressive was way better for about the same money. Their plug in model has a tab on it that you can use with a short chain and padlock around the pedestal for security. Just didn't want to crawl around in the basement to wire up the other model...Don
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    Re: Preferences on a surge protector

    Progressive hard wired - check.
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    Re: Preferences on a surge protector

    SurgeGuard 50 Plug-in for 4.5 years & had a 30 Plug-in for 3 years on my previous rig. Use a couple of chains & pad locks for security. Found that the hasp I used on the 30 unit was not very user friendly.

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