RV Surge Protection Comparison

RV Surge Protection Comparison

We have put together these comparison charts on RV Surge Protection devices available by Surge Guard and Progressive Industries. We have evaluated products from both companies and found quality, functionality & reliability to be excellent by both manufacturers. Products are grouped in 30 & 50 amp, portable & hardwired versions. These charts will give you a better understanding of the available functions each unit has relative to the price of the product.

Please Note: specifications & prices are subject to change without notice, please use these charts as a reference only.

30 Amp Portable RV Surge Protection
Manufacturer SurgeGuard SurgeGuard SurgeGuard Progressive Progressive
Surge Guard w/ Shock Shield, 120V/30A

Surge Guard Circuit Analyzer - 30 amp

Portable Surge Guard - 30 amp

Progressive Industries Energy Management System 30Amp Inline

Progressive Industries Smart Surge 120Volt / 30Amp - In-line Model

Model 44740 10086 34730 EMS-PT30C SSP 30
Hi/Low Voltage Shutdown No No 132 H / 102 L 132 H / 104 L No
Open Neutral Shutdown No No Yes Yes No
Reverse Polarity Shutdown No No No Yes No
Ground Fault Shutdown Yes No No Yes No
AC Frequency Shutdown No No No Yes No
Surge Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
220 Volt Shutdown No No No Yes No
Mis-wired Indication No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Surge Indication No No No Yes Yes
Reverse Polarity Indication No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Panel No No No No No
Bypass Switch No No No No No
Weather Resistant Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Time Delay (Seconds) No No 135 136 No
Previous Error Indication No No No Yes No
UL Listed No No No No No
Cord Gauge 10/3 N/A 10/3 10/3 10/3
Surge (Joules) 510 1020 2450 1790 825
Max Spike (Amps) 1,250 36,000 6,500 44,000 22,500
Lockable Yes No Yes Yes No
Country of Origin - - - USA USA
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year Lifetime Lifetime
Size 2.5" W

20.25"L

1.85" H

2.43" W

4.96" L

2.02" H

4.45" W

21" L

3.47" H

5" W

16.5" L

3.5" H

3" W

12" L

2.5" H

Display Indicators Indicators Volts/Amps + Indicators Volts/Amps W/ Error Codes Indicators
Approx Price $80.00 $87.12 $271.53 $220.13 $73.59

30 Amp Hardwired RV Surge Protection

Manufacturer SurgeGuard Progressive Progressive

Progressive Industries Energy Management System 120Volt / 30

Progressive Ind. 30 Amp Electrical Management system EMS-LCHW30C

Model 34520 EMS-HW30C EMS-LCH30C
Hi/Low Voltage Shutdown 132 H / 102 L 132 H /104 L 132 H / 104 L
Open Neutral Shutdown Yes Yes Yes
Reverse Polarity Shutdown No Yes Yes
Ground Fault Shutdown No Yes Yes
AC Frequency Shutdown No Yes Yes
Surge Protection Yes Yes Yes
220 Volt Shutdown No Yes Yes
Mis-wired Pedestal Indication Yes Yes Yes
Surge Indication No Yes Yes
Reverse Polarity Indication Yes Yes Yes
Remote Panel Option Yes No
Bypass Switch No Yes No
Weather Resistant No No No
Time Delay (Seconds) 135 15 or 136 15 or 136
Previous Error Indication No Yes Yes
UL Listed Yes Yes Yes
Cord Gauge N/A N/A N/A
Surge (Joules) 1050 1780 1780
Max Spike (Amps) 1,250 36,000 6,500
Lockable No No No
Warranty 1 Year Lifetime Lifetime
Country of Origin - USA USA
Size 5.3" W

11.12"L

3.78" H

5" W

9.5" L

3.5" H

5" W

9.5" L

3.5" H

Display Volts/Amps + Indicators Volts/Amps W/ Error Codes Volts/Amps W/ Error Codes
Approx Price $199.95 $239.95 $209.95

50 Amp Portable RV Surge Protection

Manufacturer SurgeGuard Progressive Progressive

Portable Surge Guard - 50 amp

Progressive Industries EMS 50amp Inline

Progressive Industries Smart Surge 240Volt / 50Amp - In-line Model

Model 34750 EMS-PT50C SSP 50
Hi/Low Voltage Shutdown 132 H / 102 L 132 H / 104 L No
Open Neutral Shutdown Yes Yes No
Reverse Polarity Shutdown No Yes No
Ground Fault Shutdown No Yes No
AC Frequency Shutdown No Yes No
Surge Protection Yes Yes Yes
220 Volt Shutdown No Yes No
Miswired Pedestal Indication Yes Yes Yes
Surge Indication No Yes Yes
Reverse Polarity Indication Yes Yes Yes
Remote Panel No No No
Bypass Switch No No No
Weather Resistant Yes Yes Yes
Time Delay (Seconds) 135 136 No
Previous Error Indication No Yes No
UL Listed No No No
Cord Gauge 6/4 6/4 6/4
Surge (Joules) 3850 3560 1650
Max Spike (Amps) 6,500 88,000 45,000
Lockable Yes Yes No
Warranty 1 Year Lifetime Lifetime
Country of Origin - USA USA
Size 4.49" W

21" L

3.47" H

5" W

16.5" L

5" H

4.75" W

12.5" L

3" H

Display Volts/Amps + Indicators Volts/Amps W/ Error Codes Indicators
Approx Price $312.25 $336.28 $107.61

50 Amp Hardwired RV Surge Protection

Manufacturer SurgeGuard SurgeGuard Progressive Progressive

Surge Guard Plus Power Monitor

Surge Guard Permanent Surge Protector 50 Amp

Progressive Industries Energy Management System 240Volt / 50 amp
Progressive Industries EMS 50amp Hardwired - EMS-LCHW50C
Model 40240 34560 EMS-HW50C EMS-LCH50C
Hi/Low Voltage Shutdown 132 H / 102 L 1132 H / 102 L 132 H / 104 L 132 H / 104 L
Open Neutral Shutdown Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reverse Polarity Shutdown Yes No Yes Yes
Ground Fault Shutdown Yes No Yes Yes
AC Frequency Shutdown Yes No Yes Yes
Surge Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
220 Volt Shutdown No No Yes Yes
Miswired Pedestal Indication Yes Yes Yes Yes
Surge Indication No No Yes Yes
Reverse Polarity Indication Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Panel Yes Option Yes No
Bypass Switch Yes No Yes No
Weather Resistant No No No No
Time Delay (Seconds) 0 or 135 135 15 or 136 15 or 136
Previous Error Indication Yes No Yes Yes
UL Listed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cord Gauge N/A N/A N/A N/A
Surge (Joules) 3350 3850 3580 3580
Max Spike (Amps) 130,000 36,000 88,000 88,000
Lockable No No No No
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year Lifetime Lifetime
Country of Origin - - USA USA
Size 5.84" W

15.25"L

5.27" H

4.67" W

11.39"L

4.93" H

5" W

9.5" L

4.5" H

5" W

9.5" L

4.5" H

Display Volts/Amps W/ Errors Volts/Amps + Indicators Volts/Amps W/ Error Codes Volts/Amps W/ Error Codes
Approx Price $386.94 $310.68 $309.58 $279.95