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Old 06-27-2018, 08:52 PM   #1
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Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X versus the Surge Guard 34950, which would be recommended?
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:37 PM   #2
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I can't speak to their competitor but I use the Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X. It has saved my electrical system on more than one occasion due to low voltage.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:44 PM   #3
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I can't speak to their competitor but I use the Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X. It has saved my electrical system on more than one occasion due to low voltage.


Same here, the EMS-PT50X has been excellent.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:50 PM   #4
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Another vote for Progressive Industries.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:53 PM   #5
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Progressive here also! Plus a lifetime warranty and Great customer service!!!
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:46 AM   #6
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Progressive unit (50ews) has saved our bacon several times, including one campground that had widely fluctuating voltages.. The PI dropped out @ 9pm and refused to re-connect, so just went to bed early.. next morning PI still would not connect,(voltage from 99v to a high of 138v so fired off the gennie)....Later in the day found out that most of the campers had major issues with their electronics being fried..
Voltage swings were caused by a bad PP&L pole transformer outside of the park..
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:30 AM   #7
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Progressive unit (50ews) has saved our bacon several times, including one campground that had widely fluctuating voltages.. The PI dropped out @ 9pm and refused to re-connect, so just went to bed early.. next morning PI still would not connect,(voltage from 99v to a high of 138v so fired off the gennie)....Later in the day found out that most of the campers had major issues with their electronics being fried..
Voltage swings were caused by a bad PP&L pole transformer outside of the park..


Progressive without a doubt !!!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:59 AM   #8
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Personally I sprang for a Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C. Love the inside monitor especially when plugged into a 30 amp pedestal at a state park.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:12 AM   #9
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Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X versus the Surge Guard 34950, which would be recommended?
We really like our Progressive Industries. It is an external unit as we didn't know if we had a good spot to hard wire a unit.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:28 AM   #10
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Me too!!! Progressive all the way!!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:56 AM   #11
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Question: Where can you purchase the Progressive Industries surge protector?
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:06 PM   #12
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Amazon of course.
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Thanks!
I was looking in Camping World's online store: they didn't have it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:02 PM   #14
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Yes; they do have them. I just didn't know what I was looking for!
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:44 PM   #15
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When we pur the MH, Surge Guard here. (last years model)
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:03 PM   #16
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Installed the Surge Guard hard wire in ours. We live in South Florida, the constant afternoon thunderstorms cause quite a few issues. The Surge Guard has shut off our coach a few times. At the time I didn't bother to check the code, but the fact it shut off and nothing is damaged inside the coach is enough for me.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:58 PM   #17
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Question: Where can you purchase the Progressive Industries surge protector?
Please go straight to their website. Buying from them is a real joy. They're easy to work with and will do everything they can to help you.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:18 PM   #18
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I have used a surge protector for 2 years, and the circuit analyzer on it has never indicated a problem at any campground, and it has never shut off power the RV. I was starting to wonder if it's something I even need to bother with, but it sounds like surge protectors have saved several of you guys, so I'll keep using it.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:25 PM   #19
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Here's a question. If you hard-wire one into your rig: does that leave your electrical cord in peril?

Wouldn't it be "better" to isolate your complete system; by putting the protector at the end of the cord, and into the Campgrounds plug?
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:57 PM   #20
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I would rather plug a disposable connector into a possibly iffy socket. If it was arcing I'd rather not damage the plug on the end of the hardwired cord.
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