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pismopete

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Posted: 06/18/19 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems like everybody is hung up on PI. Maybe they're right, but I have had surge guard for 18 years and it still works great. Been through all kinds of weather and has never failed.

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Before my PI I had a Camco 55306 Power Defender. It started buzzing horribly.


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Posted: 06/18/19 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also have a PI after having a surge guard fill with water in the rain.


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Posted: 06/18/19 07:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pismopete wrote:

Seems like everybody is hung up on PI. Maybe they're right, but I have had surge guard for 18 years and it still works great. Been through all kinds of weather and has never failed.
I had one fail just out of warranty, and they did replace it for no charge.

But his last one was just over 2 years old and it shorted out and nearly fried my toyhauler. The pedestal circuit breaker flipped and I think that is what saved the trailer. It did melt the plug on the SurgeGuard. I threw it in the basement and disassembled it when I got home. It had a lot of water inside which I'm convinced cause it to short out.

It also ruined my 90° 50 amp dogbone, which really ticked me off. I discovered that particular problem this last trip when I lost one leg of my 50 amp service, and traced the problem to the dogbone.

AFAIC, two strikes and you're out.


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Posted: 06/18/19 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For my money, brand is less important than features and value.

I went with a hardwired top of the line because it's a new rig and I expect many years of far flung camping. If you like larger or more urban campgrounds then less will do fine.


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Posted: 06/18/19 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RickLIght wrote:

For my money, brand is less important than features and value.

I went with a hardwired top of the line because it's a new rig and I expect many years of far flung camping. If you like larger or more urban campgrounds then less will do fine.


So, what =did= you go with?

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Posted: 06/18/19 10:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi PI has a better warranty.

A few of us are using autoformers instead of PI or SG units.

pismopete wrote:

Seems like everybody is hung up on PI. Maybe they're right, but I have had surge guard for 18 years and it still works great. Been through all kinds of weather and has never failed.



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I got my first PT-50C in 2010. It worked perfectly for many years until it finally took a hit while at a campground in Florida. It was replaced under warranty, but during the warranty shipping time both ways it occurred to me that I needed a spare unit since I full time.

I do now have 2 units both of which are now PT50X's since several hits/saves have happened and PI replaced both of my original C's with the X model. I do like the socket cover on the newer X's.

I absolutely will never plug in anywhere anytime without one of my PT50X's inline.


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Posted: 06/19/19 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the PI 50 hardwired. I like that it will shut down in low voltage situations. In 10+ years, that feature has saved us from burning up our AC five or six times. We have also been saved a couple of times from high voltage/short situations. Last year we ran into something that caused an internal short in the PI. We had had that particular unit for 6 years. It was replaced in short order, no questions asked. We would never be without our PI unit.

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Posted: 06/19/19 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yet another vote for a Progressive Industries EMS unit.

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