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    Surge protector

    First, is it necessary to run SURGE PROTECTOR when plugged into generator? Second, when surge protector is plugged into generator I get a fault reading of reverse polarity, normal? Third, or do i need a surge/voltage protector?

    Any suggestion? Thanks!!!

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    What kind of generator?
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    Surge protector is cheap insurance. Any AC electrical source is prone to spikes
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    I would be very concerned about the reverse polarity indication from your generator. If it truly is reversed, you could damage items such as your microwave or AC. I always use electrical protection, no matter what the power source is. The model I use is a Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C.

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    A quality surge protector will also protect against low voltage . . . which is just as damaging to electrical devices and probably the more likely condition with either shore or generator sources. Reverse polarity is a serious problem that should not be present with any power source.

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    I am with Jim on the Progressive Industries EMS.
    Won't go camping without it !
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    Solved the reverse polarity issue, by installing (home made) G/N plug in companion generator.
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