Portable whole-RV surge and spike protectors now offer more than twice the rated protection of earlier models. Easy to see LCD display uses plain, easy to understand language to keep you informed of status at a glance. Built-in intelligence lets these units reset automatically at power restoration. Each now shuts off power in the event of an open ground or thermal line/load overtemperature condition, as well as in the event of an open neutral, low (under 102 volts) and high (over 132 volts) voltage or reverse polarity to protect your RV and its electrical components from damage and fire. Continuously monitors for voltage and amp draw (RMS) and reverse polarity (miswired pedestal or elevated ground voltage). Built-in 128 second reset delay protects air conditioner compressors. Two-light LED backup indicators for power and faults. More compact design for easier storage. Easy pull handles on connectors for safety and convenience.
Shuts Off Power in Event of:
Low (<102V) and High (>132V) Voltage
Thermal Line/Load Overtemperature
Voltage and Amp Draw (RMS)
Surge Failure (light indicates when surge protection has expired)
Have to manually unplug and re-plug into pedistal after power problems (1)
by Steve Bernard
7 years now
by Steve Bernard
– November 04, 2016
14 out of 21 people found this review helpful.
November 04, 2016
I bought this in 2009 from Camping World and it has faithfully operated since then. The time delay is about 3 minutes while it che...cks out everything and clicks on. Surge Guard is a great company with excellent customer service attested by my fellow campers that have had a few issues.
Pros: As expected, Easy installation, Peace of mind, It just works and works and works
My first version of this product worked fine for several years. My second one worked for about 18 months, then would indicate the ...power was on and ok, but would not provide power to my RV. I assumed it had failed and bought a new one. I sent the other back explaining that I understood it was no longer in the warranty period, but wondered why it said the power was ok, but I didn't have power. They said it probably took a power hit. I used the third one for several months but started to experience the same problem. This occurred at two different campgrounds, neither time was there any weather issues. I have a voltage reader that indicates 120 volts when I plug in directly without the surge protecter and I have no problems, but am hesitant to do without during stormy weather.
I've owned this 30 amp Surge Guard for 5 years now and had no problems what so ever. We have been camping in several campgrounds d...uring the summer months when the temperature was in the 90's and the electrical draw was high because of all the AC units being run and the campground voltage dropped to dangerously low levels and even tripped off at times. We've experienced miss wired faulty power pedestals. Surge Guard worked as expected and always protected our RV. I really like the LCD readout so I can monitor my own amp draw on our RV.
Pros: As expected, Peace of mind, It just works and works and works , LED lights are easy to read even from several yards away
My surge protector lasted three years of use coast to coast. It gave up the ghost randomly after about the third season. Contrary ...to policy, I purchased a special set of tamperproof keys. I removed the seal and opened the box. It was a simple matter of burnishing the contacts and reattaching the power relay back to the inside of the box. I put the top back on and sealed it with RTV. This device has been in service for another two years.
This item lasted ONE camping season! For the amount I spent on this I would expect to get more than one season out of it. We have ...a seasonal site with low power issues in summer. It worked great by disconnecting the power when the voltage dropped too low. I un-installed it and stored it in my (dry) basement for the winter, when I installed it this year it would not work and shows "error". I checked it on the RV outlet on my house and it does not work there either. Both the campground and the house have power within the normal range. I had seen reviews that this was not the best product due to failures and should have listened!! I recommend that you find another product!
I originally reviewed this product and was not at all happy that it lasted one season. I never contacted camping world or the manu...facturer prior to writing the review because I had the product a little over a year so I thought the warranty would be expired. Camping world forwarded my review to the mfr. and they contacted me. They gave me a replacement unit under warranty and I have not had any issues with it. I have to commend them for the high level of customer service they provided me! This unit has been updated since it was originally introduced. If you have problems contact them...you never know!
Pros: As expected, Easy installation, Great Customer Service, Peace of mind
The first one I had lasted 3 years. The second one lasted 7 months before showing every post I connected it to had an issue. I con...nected my friends to the same posts and it showed all was fine. Mine also had condensation in the window. I called the company and was told to to mail it back to them with a copy of my receipt. I did that and was promptly sent a new one. I've only used this one a few times during the year but it is working fine.
I used this unit 4 times before it failed. I am very unhappy. I can't
get any help or information how to get unit r...epaired. Even though I would pay for
repair. Please don't buy this item without reading other reviews on this.
I had problems with first unit. TRC tech support called me about my problems I had with my unit. I explained the problem. I was to...ld to send the unit back to them and they would check-it out and probably send a replacement unit. This is even though my unit was out of warranty. In 10 days I received a new updated unit. I am very happy with this company for standing behind their product.
Pros: Easy installation, Peace of mind, LED lights are easy to read even from several yards away , They saw my negative review and contacted me to fix it
Purchased unit 13 months ago (used approx 3 months). Unit failed. The lights say the power is on to the RV. Not so. No power outpu...t. Contacted Camping World. They said that it was out of warranty. Contacted the manufacturer by E-mail. No response. Very disappointed.
Melted internally just after warrant period. Camping World clerk told us it was designed to to do that and would not do anything ...for us other than to purchase another one. Really? Why would I buy another one that is designed to melt and fail after one year. This product is trash.
I purchased this unit over 2 years ago after staying in older campgrounds where the power was "iffy" at best. We camp ab...out 50 days a year and so far the unit has worked fine and has functioned as designed during power fluctuations. Summer temps here hit the 100's and a lot of parks have power problems in the heat. The only issue is that the unit does not reset after power outages. I have to unplug the unit and re-plug it in to get it back on line. Maybe that is how it is designed to work?
Pros: As expected, Easy installation, Peace of mind, Good concept
I used the unit about 5 times. The unit lights works as expected, the unit makes the noise after a few seconds, but the power does... not flow thru. In other words, the RV isn't always receiving power when the unit has all the correct lights.
Pros: Easy installation, Good concept , LED lights are easy to read even from several yards away
You absolutely can, yes. It is always recommended to use a surge protector with matching ratings to the RV, even when adapting to a different post.
by Camping World – April 16, 2015
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