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Y-E-S, YES AND yes. Any way you want to say it. I have 50A service so naturally I have the 50 Amp version. There is a 30 or 50 amp that you can get. I have the Progressive Industries EMS-LCHW50 (built in version) since the unit was new in 2012. It has saved our unit many times. Well worth the investment. Don't know if they have the same model or improved models, but well worth it.

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The BIGGEST seller of Surge protectors is when the RV'er has a power surge or lightning strike and there appliances fail. The WAIT for the appliances to be fixed or repaired can take up to 2 weeks and that is a LONG time to be without needed appliances, especially the Charging system which usually is destroyed in a incident. I cannot remember anytime a customer WITH a surge protector has ever come in with a problem from a surge or lightning. Doug

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Mark Twain has it right. I have the portable model, good product.


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Progressive.....lifetime warranty and they stand behind it....I know!


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Yes due buy a surge protector. I have a portable progressive 30amp.Jim2007


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Don't get confused by the lower price of the "surge protector". What you want is the more expensive, more protective Prog. Ind. "EMS".


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My 13 year old progressive industries EMS-50C burnt up do to miss wired power source this last summer. Called progressive and they promptly sent me a new one under warranty after verifying I had one by texting them a picture of it. This unit saved me numerous times in the past, can't enough good about them.


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MarkTwain wrote:

Progressive Industries EMS 50 ap


X2-- Progressive is the BEST! 30 A or 50 A depending on your rig!


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Thanks for the education on surge protectors. 4 years ago I purchased a Camco PD-50, 50 amp surge protector for our motorhome. It worked okay protecting me from a couple of low power situations until February. I plugged it into the pedestal, then turned the breaker on and went about leveling the motorhome. While I we in the front of the rig I heard a loud noise like someone was using a jigsaw coming from the back. When I went to investigate, I found the PD-50 was the source! I unplugged it and set it aside. Our winter trip was about over and I never tried it again till last week. It's not making the noise anymore but it won't lock in anymore and pass power to the RV now. I emailed Camco about my problem and discovered Camco only stands behind their products for a year and they have no repair facilities available either meaning I've got a piece of trash on my hands now. After searching the forum for Surge Protector and finding this topic, I thought I'd share my experience.


While looking at the difference between Progressive Industry's SSP-50X and the EMS-PT50X, I see the EMS is rated at almost twice the current interrupting capacity as the SSP unit. In case of a lightning strike like we have so many of here in the Midwest, that could be a huge difference. The cheaper SSP doen't have over/under voltage protection either.


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"Service Unavailable" did it again and duplicated my post.

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