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Old 09-01-2018, 02:59 PM   #1
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Recommend a Surge Protector

Our entry level protector did its jobs however, it is fried and I need to replace it. Looking for recommendations for a 30 Amp plug and play protector. Thanks
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Old 09-01-2018, 03:56 PM   #2
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Why not buy what you had if it worked and did what it is supposed to do? I have Progressive Industries SSP-30XL and it has served us well.

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Old 09-01-2018, 04:32 PM   #3
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Why not buy what you had if it worked and did what it is supposed to do? I have Progressive Industries SSP-30XL and it has served us well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


At the time of buying it I needed something quick and inexpensive so I went with a Surge Guard 44260. I was told it would minimally protect my TT and was just a basic unit. I was also told after mine was fried that a higher level protector wouldn’t fry as they have better built in protection. Which leads me here to get recommendations and now to see if the information I was given is correct.
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Old 09-01-2018, 05:05 PM   #4
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At the time of buying it I needed something quick and inexpensive so I went with a Surge Guard 44260. I was told it would minimally protect my TT and was just a basic unit. I was also told after mine was fried that a higher level protector wouldn’t fry as they have better built in protection. Which leads me here to get recommendations and now to see if the information I was given is correct.
I think Progressive Industries is very well known and American made. Many have recommended them to me before I bought mine.
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I think Progressive Industries is very well known and American made. Many have recommended them to me before I bought mine.


Any particular model?
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Old 09-01-2018, 05:28 PM   #6
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Progressive for sure. Lifetime warranty.
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Any particular model?

I went with the EMS-PT30X. Yes it's spendy but it gives your trailer the ultimate electrical protection.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:50 PM   #8
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I hard wired in the Progressive many years ago. It has worked just the way it's suppose to. Plus, like previously stated, life time warranty.


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I too hard wired one of the Surge Guard units. It has a lifetime warranty, and the company state they will cover ANY damage sustained to our camper up to and including total loss due to any electrical anomaly the unit is designed to protect against. Which incidentally includes a lightning strike I believe.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:18 PM   #10
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SSP-30XL


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Old 09-01-2018, 07:43 PM   #11
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I had my Progressive EMS-PT50C that I purchased in 2016 go out in May of this year. Contacted Progressive and they replaced it with the model EMS-PT50X which was the newest model. You can read my post here: http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...tor-13950.html
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:19 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies. I guess I will go with a Progressive Industries. My next question, is it worth the extra money to jump up from the SSP-30xl to the EMS- PT30X?
If spending over twice the price offers that much more protection I have no problem doing so considering the potential costs if there is an issue. Not being an electrical guy, reading the product information doesn’t mean much to me. If there is someone more knowledgeable that can explain the pros and cons of each I would appreciate that.
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PT30X has more protection for your unit:——————————————————————————-—————SSP-30xl=Product Features:
Open Ground, Open Neutral & Reverse Polarity Detection
Miswired Pedestal Indication
Surge Failure Indicator
Thermally Protected
Weather Resistant
Brighter 3-Color LED Indicators
Locking Bracket
Rugged Pull Handle
Tough Lexan® Housing
All Weather Shield Assembly
Designed for Outdoor Use
UL Certified and Canadian Approved
Lifetime Warranty (excludes All Weather Shield Assembly)
​————————————————————————————— EMS-PT30X=Built-in Scrolling Digital Display:
Previous Error Code (PE)
Normal Operating Conditions (E 0)
Reverse Polarity Protection (E 1)
Open Ground Protection (E 2)
Open Neutral Protection (no power through)
High Voltage Protection (Line 1-E 3, Line 2-E 5)
Low Voltage Protection (Line 1-E3, Line 2-E 6)
High Frequency Protection (E 7)
Low Frequency Protection (E 8)
Provides Amperage Usage Reading

Product Features:
Weather Resistant/designed for Outdoor Use
Security Locking Bracket
Rugged Pull Handle
Tough Lexan® Housing
All Weather Shield Assembly
Designed for Outdoor Use
Lifetime Warranty (excludes All Weather Shield Assembly
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Thanks Papa. I read the product descriptions but as I said they really mean nothing to me not being an electrical guy. Would you be willing to explain the differences and advantages between the two? Thank you
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I like the digital display on the PT-30x because it’s tells you what’s going on and it protects against High and Low voltage which can do a lot of damage to your unit. Here’s a video that might explain it better: https://youtu.be/Anlz-e4g6gM
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Heres another https://youtu.be/oJwQ3oDNoYU
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I chose the Surge Guard 35530, can't remember why, probably a slight price point advantage over the Progressive Industries unit Papa-T has.



Either way I think it a wise investment as both manufacturers offer similar protection and warranties.


Come to think of it, the digital read-out Papa-T refers to is an optional extra on my unit which I didn't buy. Add this on and I think the prices are very close.


Be safe..........definitely get one or the other...
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Our entry level protector did its jobs however, it is fried and I need to replace it. Looking for recommendations for a 30 Amp plug and play protector. Thanks
I can vouch for Progressive Industries. I installed the hard wired 30amp in our
2006 camper listed in my signature shortly after purchasing camper new. No
problem with it and as another poster says it has a lifetime warranty.
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Seems like Progressive Industries is tried and tested. I had no idea they offer a lifetime warranty. That makes it a pretty much no-brainer buy in my book.
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