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Old 08-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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Hillary, the 30 amp model is what you want, 50 amp is not. This is just a surge for electrical, it will not address incorrect wiring, see Baglo's post nor will it address over/under voltage. If you want that you will need this one Progressive Industries Energy Management System 30 Amp Portable
Got it, I was thinking I could supplement that with the $5 polarity checker I already own, not realizing it wouldn't do anything about over/under. Guess we'll be going with nothing til we can buy the $250 one! We haven't actually even plugged in once yet, but have been using our portable solar panel on every trip at no hookup sites. The October NOG will be the first time we'll actually have electric at our site, and we definitely won't be using the AC on the coast in October.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #12
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Then take the little polarity checker and check the wiring if okay plug in, Here is another option, it will tell you the voltage of the 120 line, i it drops then you know to unplug. Cheaper but you then have to watch it yourself vs the "automatic" one. Camco 55263 120V RV AC Line Voltage Meter : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #13
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I think without AC one only needs 15 amp power. A power bar and a garbage bag may be an answer. Plug your rig into a computer type power bar then into the campsite power pole. Place plastic garbage bag over power pole to keep out moisture.
Here's one from Future Shop (online). It has both surge & brownout protection & best of all, only $39.00. 15A only....
CyberPower Standby 255W UPS Surge Protector (CP350SLG) : Computer Battery Backup - Future Shop
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #14
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I bought this portable one that has three LED lights. It works great and save us once this last trip.

Progressive Industries Smart Surge 120Volt / 30Amp - In-line Model

Got mine on Amazon for a little less than this. Plug it in and check the outlet then turn off the circuit breaker, plug in the trailer and turn it back one. Works great.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:56 PM   #15
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The cheapest spot to buy the progressive industry one was through Escape Industies, that I found.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #16
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What model is supplied by Escape on their option sheet?
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #17
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The Escape model is the built in EMS EMS-HW30C
it does it all, surge/spike/miss wired/over/under voltage everything
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Nice!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:18 PM   #19
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Anyone have any thoughts (pros, cons, etc.) over the internal surge protector that Escape offers vs. an externally mounted one?
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #20
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External mounted one can be stolen, in addition some pedestals are so low to the ground that the EMS will not fit or work. Had both, like the built in better
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