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Old 05-08-2014, 11:45 AM   #29
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I have the remote monitor. I mounted mine in the cabinet under the sink. Easy to look at when I first hook up or if I am having a problem with AC. But not out where I have to watch the monitor blink continually.
So you just open the cabinet door when you want to look at the display? Do you have the Progressive Industries or the Surge Guard unit?
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:56 PM   #30
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I have the progressive industries, and yep, that's what I do.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #31
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This may be a dumb question - but why do I need a surge protector? I thought the Airstream trailers had a built in surge protector.

Thanks for your patience.

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Old 05-09-2014, 03:44 PM   #32
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For the same reason you might use surge protectors on your home tv or computers. It protects the expensive electronics in your airstream from power surges (lightning being one example). Most rv'ers don't use them. In fact I have never used one, but I had one delivered today by Amazon. Some also protect against faulty wiring at a campsite, low voltage, and high voltage ( but less than a surge).
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:58 PM   #33
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I thought the Airstream trailers had a built in surge protector.
Not to my knowledge. Mine doesn't.
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It's like insurance. You don't need it until you need it.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:59 PM   #35
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I put mine under the closet on my 2014 27FB Flying Cloud, and the monitor is above the refrigerator. It does make a slight humming noise, no big deal. I was told to put it as close as possible to where you plug into shore power. Not sure if it is the same floor plan as your International?
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This may be a dumb question - but why do I need a surge protector? I thought the Airstream trailers had a built in surge protector.

Thanks for your patience.

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My Progressive Ind. model, in addition to surge protection, performs a test on the circuit before I connect. It checks for an open ground, open neutral and reverse polarity. Surge protection is an added benefit and useful in some rural areas.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:39 PM   #37
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Mine has cut the power off for low voltage several times at different rv parks. That's something that would normally not be detected. Also if you have an older AC unit it may not have the compressor lag after a power outage. My unit can be set up to provide 2 minutes before allowing power to be reestablished.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:49 PM   #38
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Thanks everyone for answering my question, I appreciate your help.

Based on what's been recommended here, I plan on ordering this item: Portable 50A Smart Surge Protector

But I'm curious about something else, what about "voltage" protection? Is this surge protector enough to protect my Airstream?

Just as I seem to understand something....I get confused about something else!
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:14 PM   #39
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Voltage delivered needs to be not too low and not too high - this can happen and it can cause damage to electronics - these things happen as I understand due to a number of factors including during high use many AC units running and voltage drops

Then there is the issue if "open neutral" - I will not attempt to explain this but as I read about it - it would be very bad
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I had the 50amp portable version with my motorhome, never liked wrestling with it. So with my airstream I got the 30 amp hard wired version, installed it under the wardrobe and love it!

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We have both the Progressive surge protector and voltage regulator. So, here's how we set it up: our AS 30 amp cord goes into the voltage regulator. The voltage regular connects to the surge protector. The surge protector connects to a 30 amp extension cord. The 30 amp extension cord goes into the pillar. We put the surge protector and the voltage regulator under the trailer, out of any possible weather, and generally out of casual sight, on a few Lynx blocks to keep them off the ground in case of puddles. Seems to work just great. We didn't really feel like paying to have all that stuff hard-wired into the trailer, though I suppose we could have done so in our hall closet between the fridge & the shower.
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We have both the Progressive surge protector and voltage regulator........
Silvery Moon, I was looking at this Progressive model, and when I look at the description I was under the impression this model is both a voltage and surge protector (regulator?).
EMS-LCHW50C

Am I mistaken? Or do you have a different model?
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