Go Back   Georgia Outdoor News Forum > Woody's Campfire Talk > Camping, Hiking and RV's


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-21-2017, 06:40 AM
NugeForPres's Avatar
NugeForPres NugeForPres is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: God's Country!
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default Surge Protector

Can anyone recommend a good surge protector for a 30 amp service on a travel trailer? I would prefer a portable unit. There are so many on the market, so I figure I would gather some trusted opinions. Thanks!
__________________
Jesus is life..the rest is just details.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-21-2017, 11:25 AM
Greene728's Avatar
Greene728 Greene728 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Nut House
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Progressive Industries and nothing else!
Full lifetime warranty, complete protection (surge, low/high voltage, open neutral/ground, etc.), digital display, automatically cuts power if a fault exists then cuts power back on when it detects the issue has been corrected, and class leading customer service. Just google and read their reviews. They speak for themselves!

Get the true EMS and not just surge protection as a surge is actually much less common than other issues like listed above. Its cheap, cheap insurance! I have the PI 50amp hardwired unit with remote display.

https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-I.../dp/B003AL23TC
__________________
A man who leads but no one follows is merely taking a walk.

Last edited by Greene728; 08-21-2017 at 11:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-21-2017, 04:21 PM
LTZ25's Avatar
LTZ25 LTZ25 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fayetteville,Ga.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Im thinking that would saved me this weekend ,I overloaded my 30amp service and burned a wire on my A/C , was fortunate to have a service man to come out on Friday evening .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-21-2017, 11:45 PM
Greene728's Avatar
Greene728 Greene728 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Nut House
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LTZ25 View Post
Im thinking that would saved me this weekend ,I overloaded my 30amp service and burned a wire on my A/C , was fortunate to have a service man to come out on Friday evening .
I had two different instance's. One was low voltage, and the other was a lighting strike at home while it was plugged up under the barn. The last one fried my control board on the convertor, a/c unit circuit and t/stat, and the tv. That was with my other 5th wheel. I put the hardwired 50 amp progressive EMS in my new camper soon as I brought it home. The appliances and other electronics in these things are to expensive and to sensitive to not have something IMO. I highly recommend one myself! I like the hardwired units as I don't even have to think about it. If the camper is plugged in, its in use. Not to mention out of the weather and the view of sticky hands.
__________________
A man who leads but no one follows is merely taking a walk.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-22-2017, 10:15 AM
westom westom is offline
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: nj
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LTZ25 View Post
... ,I overloaded my 30amp service and burned a wire on my A/C , ...
It is called a circuit breaker. It must trip long before any wire is damaged. Either a breaker is completely defective (is it Federal Pacific?). Or that wire was grossly undersized.

First is a complete and unacceptable failure. Second is even a code violation.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-23-2017, 07:32 AM
660griz's Avatar
660griz 660griz is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hogansville
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greene728 View Post
Progressive Industries and nothing else!
Full lifetime warranty, complete protection (surge, low/high voltage, open neutral/ground, etc.), digital display, automatically cuts power if a fault exists then cuts power back on when it detects the issue has been corrected, and class leading customer service. Just google and read their reviews. They speak for themselves!

Get the true EMS and not just surge protection as a surge is actually much less common than other issues like listed above. Its cheap, cheap insurance! I have the PI 50amp hardwired unit with remote display.

https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-I.../dp/B003AL23TC
Absolutely. I have the same as you. Wiring issues are rather common in campgrounds.
I thought about the portable but, was worried about theft. If you get a portable, get the device that secures it to the box.
__________________
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." -- C. Hitchens
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-23-2017, 08:09 PM
LTZ25's Avatar
LTZ25 LTZ25 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fayetteville,Ga.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by westom View Post
It is called a circuit breaker. It must trip long before any wire is damaged. Either a breaker is completely defective (is it Federal Pacific?). Or that wire was grossly undersized.

First is a complete and unacceptable failure. Second is even a code violation.
I didn't do a good job of explaining the issue , the wire that burned was inside the air conditioner on the roof . But I guess I caused a problem when I flipped breaker back on .
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-26-2017, 09:31 AM
poohbear's Avatar
poohbear poohbear is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bethlehem Ga.
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Another vote for progressive Ind. without a doubt the best saves me all the time from low voltage
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-28-2017, 10:25 AM
NugeForPres's Avatar
NugeForPres NugeForPres is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: God's Country!
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I placed my order for the Progressive Industries EMS-PT30X. Thank you all for the input!
__________________
Jesus is life..the rest is just details.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-29-2017, 08:58 PM
Greene728's Avatar
Greene728 Greene728 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Nut House
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback
Default

You will be pleased!
__________________
A man who leads but no one follows is merely taking a walk.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-17-2017, 06:20 PM
drmajor drmajor is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SC
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I have used and sold PanaMax. Very good and Very fast. Strong warranty!
Has saved several TVs and etc. Used on gov jobs with full success.

See if they fit your needs..
http://www.panamax.com/products/compact-power
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 Georgia Outdoor News, Inc.Ad Management by RedTyger