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smarty

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Posted: 10/17/19 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use ours 100% of the time, no matter where we are parked
After all is that not what it is for?

ol Bombero-JC

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Posted: 10/21/19 02:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cougar28 wrote:

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.


It would seem some of the posters are of the opinion you are asking if you use your portable surge protector for surge protection *INSIDE* your "sticks and bricks" HOUSE (home).

While AT your home - why not use it for your RV - just like you would at a campground?

I've never experienced a surge event AT at campground - but I have had same happen at my "sticks and bricks" - relatively new home, major power company. Power (utility) company had power outage. When they powered back up (on) - surge cost me a fairly expensive electronic device. Lesson learned - use individual surge protectors for same IN YOUR HOME - (or whole house protection at your electrical panel).

As already noted: RV surge protectors -no matter what kind, including PI - will *NOT* protect your *RV* from *LIGHTNING* strikes!..[emoticon] Thunderstorms, lightning potential: Disconnect from pedestal (as in "unplug").

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campigloo

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Posted: 10/24/19 03:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a hard wired Progressive on mine and it wasn’t able to stop a surge. It burnt the wires coming right out of the box. Not only would they not honor the warranty because I drilled a hole in the box form my solar, they wouldn’t even answer my original question and would not engage any further conversation. That’s the part that really PISSED ME OFF.
Moral of the story, it only seems to be good for high or low voltage alerts.

fj12ryder

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Posted: 10/24/19 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No offense, but I don't think they are too far out of line if they felt that drilling a hole in their case was a bit much. From what I've seen the wiring is pretty straightforward without drilling holes.

FWIW, why did you drill a hole in the case?


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