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Old 04-18-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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Surge Protection

I'm thinking I want to purchase a surge protector for my new 5th wheel. I've never used one before, figured that's what the fuse panel was for, but with all the electronics I'm thinking it's probably worth it. Anyone have any experience with a particular model? I've been looking at the ones on Amazon that are between $105 and $150.

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Old 04-18-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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Go to this web site.... Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

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Tommy's correct, lifetime guarantee made USA. Here a link for it at a very good price plus free shipping.

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Progr...-p/ssp50xl.htm
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:50 PM   #4
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All rvs should have one, IMO they should be hardwired from the factory. That being said your fuses won't come close to protecting your electronics unless you just have short somewhere. The surge protector covers low voltage, high voltage, & wires crossed in the park panel. Don't go cheap, get a good quality, it's cheap insurance.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:21 PM   #5
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Thanks folks. Will check them out.
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I picked up the Progressive SSP-30X off of ebay new for 78 shipped and am using it right now as i type works great now i have a piece of mine....
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:43 AM   #7
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I think I'm going to go with the SSP-50XL from Progressive. Not sure I am understanding how this works the more I look at it. So it looks like this is just going to shut down power if there is a surge, not protect from brown outs or provide protection for the air conditioner like the more expensive ones?
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Surge Protection

SeanRn you are correct the model you are looking at does not perform over/under voltage protection. It will provide surge and incorrect wiring. I have attached a good comparison chart.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:23 AM   #9
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I'm in a seasonal park for now. We have occasional power loss from storms in the summer. I'm mostly concerned about not frying the circuits in the unit. I'm confident the pedestal is good, I've been on the same site for 13 years without any problems.

What are y'all buying the portable or the hard wired with more gizmo's?
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I installed the hardwired HW50C in the area below my power panel and put the remote in the pantry above.
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