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Old 02-24-2020, 09:33 AM   #1
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Two EMS"s?

Is there an issue with having both my plug-in SurgeGuard and a built in EMS by the transfer switch operating together. I know it sounds like overkill but over the winter I had my power cord go bad (on other side of SurgeGuard) causing an issue and burning out my fireplace, dishwasher, and a bunch of other small appliances). Just don't want a repeat. Thanks.
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Old 02-24-2020, 11:01 AM   #2
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Nope! as a matter of fact, the recommendation used to be:

1. Install 1 category C on the main line.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Progressi...hoCMWcQAvD_BwE
2. Install a category B or A downstream (at the outlet) to provide secondary protection.

You see, surge protectors operate slowly for category C surges. They tend to let some stuff through so it's best to protect sensitive electronics with quality plug in protectors.

one note, MOV's are a funny bunch, they are neutral dependent and tend to explode if you loose neutral.

https://www.tripplite.com/products/s...xoCpXYQAvD_BwE
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:46 AM   #3
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Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2020, 04:23 AM   #4
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Franktafl explained it very well. Might add the surges and faults can come from the outside feed as well as inside the rv so have TVSS surge is a great idea for the main feed as well as a surge strip for tv, microwave and anything plugged in. Lightning strikes don't have to be a direct hit to cause problems.
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