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Old 08-18-2016, 12:04 AM   #41
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I think that the distinction should be made between a surge protector, which works by sacrificing itself if a large electrical surge occurs, such as you would get from a nearby lightning strike to disconnect your electrical system. In contrast are the EMS devices such as the Progressive which combine a surge protector with monitoring that will prevent connection if it senses any of a number of electrical faults, such as high or low voltage, a ground fault, and some others that escape me now. The nice thing about the EMS is it will show an error code to indicate the detected fault.

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Old 08-18-2016, 12:49 AM   #42
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Hi, I bought a 30 amp surge protector but seldom ever use it. If I feel that there is a thunderstorm on the way, I will use it. If the storm is already there, I won't go outside and touch the power pole. So it won't get used.

I always have a polarity tester plugged in, in my trailer's kitchen; I also have a Kill-A-Watt that is always plugged in, in my trailer's kitchen. Voltage and polarity is always checked. I made a 30 amp polarity tester that I use at the power post before plugging in my shore power cord.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:16 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Boxite View Post
One of the silliest things I've ever noticed was at my friend's workplace. He's a microchip-engineer at Motorola. Virtually ALL the engineers in adjacent cubicles in the engineering section tie overhand knots in all their electronic device power-supply cords. They offer good evidence that will provide meaningful protection in the event of a nearby lightning strike. (Has to do with an induction-loop created by the knot.)
Google that trick, it's a bunch of hooey.

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Old 08-21-2016, 06:41 PM   #45
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The Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C was the first accessory I purchased for my 2015 22FB.

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