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Posted: 06/25/19 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 50 amp Surge Guard that is 7 years old. I am selling it to a friend because I now need a 30 amp. My question is a 7 year old surge protector okay to sell or should I just throw it away. If it is still okay, what is it worth?

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Posted: 06/25/19 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Too old for my comfort.


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Posted: 06/25/19 04:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why would you just not keep the 50 amp model...you know it will work on a 30 amp pedestal? Right? It will!!!

I've had mine for about 12 years!!!


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Posted: 06/25/19 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's no reason you can't use a 50 amp surge protector on a 30 amp circuit.

Does it have a diagnostic LED on it, that says the surge protection is working? Surge protectors do get "used up", the components inside take damage instead of letting it pass along to the RV, so they don't last forever.

It's electronic technology, and seven years old might as well be 20 years.

If it were me, I would just give it to a friend if they needed it and I didn't - an old unit is better than nothing, but it could be a false sense of security.


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Nothing like having to back out of a deal. I hate when that happens

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Electronics age unless you see the power cord laying loose.

MOVs eat themselves and TVS geat weaker and weaker until a blip comes along and shorts it out. That's why I load my suppression circuitry until a hippo of a transient comes along, tries it n for size and then gags on it.

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Do your research. A surge protector is just that and nothing more. Protects against surges only. It is a one hit wonder. On hit and it destroys it's self.

EMS is mostly all inclusive. Checks wiring, high and low voltage and turns it's self on and off. a surge protector cannot do any of that.


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Thanks for the replies. I stand corrected on calling the Surge Guard a “surge protector”. It is much more. Due to age, I will just give it to my friend.

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My surge protector will destroy itself.

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How do you test a surge protector ?? OR is there a mandatory 'toss it' date??





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