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Old 05-17-2014, 09:13 PM   #43
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Ah, hang on, I don't have the Progressive, my bad. I have the 30 Amp versions of these, from Technology Research: Technology Research 10176 30 Amp Voltage Regulator: Automotive

Maybe the Progressive product is better!

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:30 PM   #44
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Silvery Moon, thanks for the clarification!

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I thought about putting a hardwired surge protector in our 25FB which would have required removal of the queen bed and the plywood sheet under it to place the unit as close as possible to the service entrance.

A surge protector is like the sacrificial anode on a boat in that it goes or dies rather than the electronics or motor. I elected to go with both the 30 amp (for the generator or older trailer parks as I had it for the 25FB with 30 amp service) and 50 amp portable units so if they do their job, I do not have to tear the trailer apart to replace them.

The links below are just information links for these two models which are available at Camping World and other RV equipment stores.

Portable 30 Amp RV Surge Guard by TRC - 34730

50 Amp Portable RV Surge Guard - 34750

If one wants voltage regulation as well, then there is a transformer and capacitors inside a heavy box to regulate the voltage within certain parameters. Too low voltage can burn up compressor motors on air conditioning units. Here are information links for voltage regulators and I have seen them at Camping World:

Surge Guard 30 Amp Voltage Regulator

Surge Guard 50 Amp Voltage Regulator

The common thread is that the 50 amp rated equipment is priced much higher than the higher capacity parts actually cost for more profit.
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Thanks, Switz. Something went wonky with my amazon link for the Surge Guard. You got them all correct on yours. trying again for a link to the 30 amp TRC surge guard on AMZN:

Surge Guard 30amp Portable Unit with LCD Display
by Surge Guard RV Power Protection

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