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kellem

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Posted: 09/10/20 06:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

kellem wrote:

Most of the cheap surge protectors protect nothing.
What's cheap?


I guess cheap is subjective but the ole adage.....you get what you pay for.

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Family-of-five wrote:

Anyone ever have their equipment saved by a surge protector? I just sprang for a new one for my rig. Has indicators that show correct current or reversed bad ground and so on. Its SSP 50 xl if you are wondering. Got some good revues.


that is a surge protector only. It does not protect from high and low voltage. You need an EMS $250-$300.00

https://rvmentor.com/2019/11/24/ems-vs-surge-suppressor/?fbclid=IwAR3yx1bcMOia0kJcJsOT-fPluEY-jPUA-rmNUwmN0s6qLo0_1M3_i4tQ-P0


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cavie wrote:

Family-of-five wrote:

Anyone ever have their equipment saved by a surge protector? I just sprang for a new one for my rig. Has indicators that show correct current or reversed bad ground and so on. Its SSP 50 xl if you are wondering. Got some good revues.


that is a surge protector only. It does not protect from high and low voltage. You need an EMS $250-$300.00

https://rvmentor.com/2019/11/24/ems-vs-surge-suppressor/?fbclid=IwAR3yx1bcMOia0kJcJsOT-fPluEY-jPUA-rmNUwmN0s6qLo0_1M3_i4tQ-P0


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I had a Progressive on mine. A surge hit it and fortunately we were in the trailer and were able to save it when we smelled the burning wires. The Progressive didn’t stop squat.

I am a retired electrical engineer and professional troubleshooter. I am curious on why you thought there was a surge. What did you find that caused the burning wires? If there had been a significant transient voltage spike you would not have time yourself To shut it off because the voltage spikes only last for microseconds or milliseconds. Please let me know some more details and especially what caused the burning wires. Thanks.


What model # did you have. All surge protector are NOT equal.

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campigloo wrote:

I had a Progressive on mine. A surge hit it and fortunately we were in the trailer and were able to save it when we smelled the burning wires. The Progressive didn’t stop squat.


You smelled burning wire because of loose connections. No surge protector of any brand will protect from loose connections.

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2oldman wrote:

kellem wrote:

Most of the cheap surge protectors protect nothing.
What's cheap?


$100.00. A good EMS cost $250-$300.00

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ken56 wrote:

Yep, bad lightening storm. Afterward I noticed the indicator lights were different, 2 were out, it was the surge protection indicator. I called Progressive Industries customer service and asked them and they confirmed that is what happens, the lights will go out and not provide surge protection the rest of it still worked though. I bought the SSP50xl also to replace the fried one. They do work.


SSP50xl is NOT an EMS. It is a one hit only surge protector. Does NOT turn off for high and low voltage.

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I always check voltage under load, and polarity before I plug in.

Low power is endemic in campgrounds in the summer time with everyone's air conditioner dragging down the voltage.

I prefer to fix it with a Sola Basic Autoformer.

I doubt if there is a surge device that I could afford that would protect me from a lightning strike. But--unplugging works.


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Second Chance wrote:

cavie wrote:

Family-of-five wrote:

Anyone ever have their equipment saved by a surge protector? I just sprang for a new one for my rig. Has indicators that show correct current or reversed bad ground and so on. Its SSP 50 xl if you are wondering. Got some good revues.


that is a surge protector only. It does not protect from high and low voltage. You need an EMS $250-$300.00

https://rvmentor.com/2019/11/24/ems-vs-surge-suppressor/?fbclid=IwAR3yx1bcMOia0kJcJsOT-fPluEY-jPUA-rmNUwmN0s6qLo0_1M3_i4tQ-P0


Made your link clickable.

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thank you. I need to learn how to do that.

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Cavie,

Click the advance post button

you will see a bunch of icons at the top

look at the envelop icon

now click the globe sort of thing to your left

paste in the url you wish to share

enter a description of the link

click finished

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* This post was edited 09/11/20 12:22am by pianotuna *

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