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WrightOn

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Posted: 04/12/18 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What do you use? I'm looking into Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X Portable RV Surge Protector - 50 Amp ($335 on Amazon).

How much difference is there between the expensive brands and the less expensive brands (Portable Surge Guard Protectors, 50 amp - $78)?

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Progressive EMS portable 50. lifetime warranty. don't want to skimp on electrical protection


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Posted: 04/12/18 11:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ohh, I have an article for this:
What surge protector is best for my RV?

Hint, it's an EMS not a surge protector.


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WrightOn wrote:

What do you use? I'm looking into Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X Portable RV Surge Protector - 50 Amp ($335 on Amazon).

How much difference is there between the expensive brands and the less expensive brands (Portable Surge Guard Protectors, 50 amp - $78)?

Signed, electricity knowledge-deficient camper


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https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29615143.cfm.

See my comments on the portable PD units.

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I have a Progressive Industries EMS-PT30X This is the second season with it and so far I'm very pleased with it.

Prior to this I had a TRC 30AMP Surge Guard for 9 years. Never died just did not trust it any longer and towards the end it was not reactive to low voltage. I had to replace the plug on it once and it's a sealed unit that TRC will not touch. Tough separating it since it is screwed and sealed with silicone but once inside it was easy to replace the 30 amp cord and plug. The progressive unit would be much easier to service.

My vote is on the Progressive unit.

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Progressive Industries EMS, either portable or hard-mounted.

Hard mounting inside the RV is long term easiest. No loss, theft or forgetting to attach/detach issues.


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WrightOn wrote:

What do you use? I'm looking into Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X Portable RV Surge Protector - 50 Amp ($335 on Amazon).

How much difference is there between the expensive brands and the less expensive brands (Portable Surge Guard Protectors, 50 amp - $78)?

Signed, electricity knowledge-deficient camper


This is the one I decided on.. I just got it at the end of last season, so I only used it 1 time so far... ( Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X Portable RV Surge Protector - 50 Amp )


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I can tell you from personal experience the customer service at Progressive Industries is top notch. Had a minor issue with a 30 amp unit and they sent new parts out fast and gave advise on how to best install them.

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get one that reset itself. not one that has to be sent back to get reset

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Go whole hog or measure before you plug in for 50 amp service.


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