Since buying our RV, 2018 Tiffin Allegro Red 33AA, the number one thing we wanted was a surge protector. A surge protector is designed to protect your RV’s electronics from issues that stem from the outlet you plug into for power. We feel that it doesn’t matter if you have a million dollar rig to a used thousand dollar rig, a surge protector is a must. We want to protect our appliances from faulty power and share with you what we bought. Nothing gives us peace of mind and protects our RV better from campground electrical issues then a smart RV surge protector.
Not all campground owners use professional electricians or are an electrician themselves. They may have just watched a YouTube Video and did the electrical work. The campground owner won’t be responsible if every electronic device in your RV is damaged and fries, you will be.
We did our research and bought Hughes Autoformers PWD50-EPO Power Watchdog Smart Bluetooth Surge Protector Plus EPO(Emergency Power Off). The unit automatically shuts down power if voltage drops below 104 V or over 132 V. In other words, this unit will shut off if there is a dangerous event that occurs for too high or low voltage, open ground or open neutral as well. Once power conditions are good and stable for 90 seconds, the unit will turn back on automatically. An alert will be sent to your smartphone when the power is off and come backs on in real time.
The other thing we liked about this unit it has replaceable surge/spike module- should you get hit by a large spike, simply order a new surge module and no need to order a whole new unit. The replacement surge module for PWD50-EPO is currently $32 compared to replacing the whole unit at $263.00. Also, this surge protector was it comes with a 3 year warranty.
You can also purchase a internal hardwired mounting kit from Hughes Autoformers as well. The unit is also available in 30 amp.
To us we feel the surge protector is like insurance covering our appliances in our RV from damage from too high or low voltage. You could lose your computers, inverter, water heater, water pump, refrigerator, televisions, batteries, furnace or anything connected by the electrical wires in your RV. Easily, adding up to thousands of dollars in damage. The simple thing to do is, like we did and prevent the damage in the first place by using a Hughes Autoformers PWD50-EPO Power Watchdog Smart Bluetooth Surge Protector Plus EPO with Auto Shutoff – 50 Amp.
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Hughes Autoformers PWD30-EPO Power Watchdog Smart Bluetooth Surge Protector Plus EPO with Auto Shutoff – 30 Amp Portable Version Amazon Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3dbszEc
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