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Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - Portable - 30 Amp

Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - Portable - 30 Amp

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While a basic surge protector will keep your RV electronics safe from power spikes, the Power Watchdog will alert you if there are any other problems. Use the smartphone app to monitor your system and get notified if low or high voltage is detected. Lowest Prices for the best rv surge protectors from Hughes Autoformers. Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - Portable - 30 Amp part number HU97FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Hughes Autoformers RV Surge Protectors - HU97FR

  • 30 Amp
  • Surge Protector
  • Portable
  • Hughes Autoformers
  • Bluetooth
  • 2400 Joules

While a basic surge protector will keep your RV electronics safe from power spikes, the Power Watchdog will alert you if there are any other problems. Use the smartphone app to monitor your system and get notified if low or high voltage is detected.


Features:

  • 30-Amp surge protector prevents damage to your RV from power spikes
  • Surge protection module offers 2,400 joules of protection in case of lightning strike
    • Can be replaced once it wears out - no need to replace the entire unit
  • Free Smartphone app for iOS and Android connects via Bluetooth to monitor your system
    • Quickly pair using the QR code on front of device
    • Monitor volts, amps, and watts in real time to keep an eye on your power draw
    • Get push notification when voltage is outside of acceptable, customizable ranges
  • LEDs illuminate in different patterns to indicate if power is steady or if there's a problem
    • Compare LED lights to legend on unit to determine which error
  • Housing is IP65 rated for weatherproof protection against dust and rain
  • Metal bracket around cord provides secure place to attach cable lock
  • Easy to use - plug into pedestal to check for a safe circuit and then connect your RV shore power cord
    • Compatible with power cord adapters
  • ETL listed


Specs:

  • Surge protector dimensions: 3-3/4" long x 2-7/16" wide x 7" tall
  • Cord length:
    • Input: 10-1/2"
    • Output: 8"
  • Amps: 30 amps
  • Energy dissipation: 2,400 joules
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Protect your investment

If you aren't using a surge protector, you're taking a big risk. While spikes caused by lightning can damage your electrical system and appliances, there are common electrical issues that can be just as dangerous. Choosing a surge protector with advanced features will help you protect your RV.


Beyond Basic Surge Protection

The most affordable RV surge protectors will provide basic protection from voltage spikes caused by lightning or other transmission issues. They can typically withstand a few minor spikes, or only one major spike, before they need to be completely replaced.


Power Watchdog surge protectors go beyond the basics. Plug it in before connecting your RV to get a clear indication of any wiring issues at your park pedestal. In the event of a major spike, you can replace the surge protection module itself rather than the entire unit. The modules are plugged in without soldering, so you don't need to be an expert electrician to make an easy repair. In fact, the only tool you need is a screwdriver.


Information at Hand

The Power WatchDog smartphone app

The Power Watchdog app lets you connect to your surge protector via Bluetooth. You can monitor your energy usage, making it easy to diagnose any ongoing energy issues you may be experiencing. When voltage increases or decreases to risky levels, you will be notified right away. You can also reset your surge protector without stepping outside.



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Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - Portable - 30 Amp - HU97FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (649 Customer Reviews)

While a basic surge protector will keep your RV electronics safe from power spikes, the Power Watchdog will alert you if there are any other problems. Use the smartphone app to monitor your system and get notified if low or high voltage is detected.

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We have been using the Watchdog for the better half of the season since we had to replace our power cable. It had a burnt end due to a poor hookup at a campsite. Nowwe can test our hookup before we connect our trailer. There is also an app that helps monitor the connection. The best thing about the Watchdog is that the replaceable surge protector.




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I really wanted to like these mirrors, but I have to give them 2 stars as they vibrated so much they were literally unusable and I couldn't really see out of them. I made sure the thumb screws were completely tight as well and they still shook. When returning home from my trip I discovered that they left adhesive on both of my mirrors from the foam pads that I had to remove (see pic). I think I would have been better off to order a set of mirrors that snapped onto my existing mirrors and had a tighter fit which would cause less vibration.




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We have had this for just this year and working as expected. We have not yet had a site with a bad connection, but it confirms a good electric source and the surge protection in the event of a storm or site fault.




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Ellen did a great job feeling my order and shipping it in a timely manner. Very impressed with etrailer


Comments
Perfect
Michael - 08/30/2022


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Works just fine. There has never been an indication of it not working well. The power in our toy hauler works perfectly with this surge protector.




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Very happy so far. Have used this on 4 camping trips and have it connected to shore power at home. so far all good.




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I love this surge protector. The ability to monitor the readings from my phone was a must have item, and this works perfect. Ordering was easy and shipping was fast!




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great product. I really like being able to have the app on my phone and see the power usage on it too. being able to replace the part that blows when there is a surge is very handy instead of buying a new unit. id also like to say how awesome and helpful etrailer is also. I needed assistance awhile back and they seemed more than eager to help me.
thank you etrailer for being great and competitive on prices too.




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Fast shipping and really can't wait to use this. I've seen so many reviews! Great products!


Comments
Still love it! Would buy again if I needed to.
Dawn S - 07/23/2022


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Nice to know what's going on with the p ower.




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Feel so at ease knowing our camper power is connected. The app also allows you to monitor usage so you know what draws the most power.




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I asked to ship a bit quicker to get here before I left for camping. They did, and it was still free. Thanks! This item works great. I had a little trouble getting the bluetooth connection to the app but, once I did, It shows all the things I want to see. Nice unit and always nice dealing with Etrailer!!




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My order was shipped promptly & exactly as promised on the quality. This protector is working well




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Seems like a good quality unit. I tried it and the lights came on showing a good circuit. We bought it for protection from surges and to be able to evaluate the parks wiring before plugging into the pedestal.




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Again, haven't used it yet, but has sturdy construction and a decent warranty. Want to protect new trailer.




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Works as intended; indicates source ground or wiring issues. Will not reset if tripped and replacement fuse not included.




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Great Deal and arrived quick. First time ordering from etrailer and will be a regular customer now.




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Nice to have confirmation that our power is good and our camp trailer electronics are safe.




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Awesome surge protector, awesome service. Will use etrailer.com again when we need to!




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Works great, glad we made this purchase. Make us feel safe.. Thank you




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Seems to work as imntended, used for only one week so far, without power interuptions.


Comments
Still working as intended!
Victor - 07/28/2022


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Looks like great product and fast service totally satisfied




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Excellent service,from price to shipping. The surge protector was one third the price of the RV dealership and arrived quickly.




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Indicator lights are really bright.
Works
just fine.
No issues.




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I thought I’d bought the one with auto shut of. Don’t see it on your site? But I’m satisfied as this is a Hughes Watchdog
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Comments
Thank you for your review. This particular Watchdog is designed to monitor power and does not allow power to get into the RV if there is a surge. For a portable Watchdog with automatic shut off I recommend part # HU67FR
Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth and Emergency Shut Down - 30 Amp
$233.99
which is designed to shut off if it senses a power surge.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 10/13/2021

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  • What Parameters Should I Use on the Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector
    The Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - 30 Amp # HU97FR allows you to watch for surges while connected to a parks shore power. The acceptable power range is between 104 volts - 132 volts. I would set your parameters slightly above the floor of 104 on the low end and slightly under the ceiling of 132 on the high end. This gives you a small buffer gap before you are outside of the acceptable limits.
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  • High and Low Voltage Operation of Hughes Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth
    The Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth, # HU97FR is a 30 amp surge protector that has a free Smartphone app for iOS and Android. It will connect via Bluetooth to monitor your volts, amps, and watts in real time to keep an eye on your power draw and provide push notification when voltage is outside of acceptable, customizable ranges. It does not allow you to disconnect remotely. But if an unsafe power reading is detected it will automatically shut down the input power to protect...
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  • What Is The Difference Between Hughes HU97FR Surge Protector And PWD30?
    The Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - 30 Amp # HU97FR and the PWD30 are the same item. # HU97FR is an Etrailer.com part number. I have also put in two links for the product review to further assist you.
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  • Can 30 Amp Surge Protection be Used on 50 Amp Service
    You'll want to run the amount of amperage of circuit protection that your camper would need. If your RV was designed for 50 amp power and you were using a 30 amp power supply your 50 amp protection would prevent anything from surging over 50 amps. Which probably would be fine but it would not protect spikes above 30 like what the part # HU97FR was designed for.
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  • What is Difference Between 30 amp Surge Protectors from Hughes Autoformers
    Between the two 30 amp surge protectors you are looking at the # HU97FR and the # HU67FR the difference is tha the # HU67FR has an emergency shut off for the power to the RV that will stop any power from getting to the RV if the power falls above or below a specific range whereas the # HU97FR just works to prevent surges from making their way to the RV but does not totally shut off power if there's something out of range.
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  • Hughes Autoformers Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector use with Generator
    Yes, the Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - 30 Amp, # HU97FR can be used with generators however, many generators (portable) have a floating ground/neutral; so you will want to determine this with yours as you may need an added item. If you do have a floating neutral generator then to use this EPO (emergency power off) you will also need the Hughes Autoformers Ground Neutral Bonded Plug for Generators, # HU33FR you will need this item to bond the neutral and ground.
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  • Can the Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth Be Reset
    The Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth part # HU97FR can be reused after being tripped. That said, you will need to replace the surge module first (Replacement Surge Module for Power Watchdog Surge Protector part # HU48FR).
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  • Replacement Surge Protector Module for the Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth
    The Replacement Surge Module for Power Watchdog Surge Protector - 30 Amp # HU48FR is the correct module for the Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - 30 Amp # HU97FR which is the "smart" surge protector due to it being the Bluetooth option.
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  • Reset/Repair of 30 Amp Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth HU97FR
    The 30 Amp Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth, # HU97FR has an app that lets you connect to the surge protector via Bluetooth and monitor your energy usage. When voltage increases or decreases to risky levels, you will be notified right away and you can reset your surge protector from the app when conditions are within acceptable range. This is capable of absorbing multiple voltage spikes until it is fully worn out at which point you cab use the Replacement Surge Module for Power...
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  • Recommended Warning Limits For The Power Watchdog Surge Protector With Bluetooth - 50 Amp
    The acceptable power range for the Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - Portable - 50 Amp # HU47FR is between 104 volts - 132 volts, just like with the 30 amp # HU97FR. I recommend placing the low end at 109v and the high end 127v so that you have a 5v buffer to notify you before it gets out of the safe zone.
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  • Can the Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth Be Used With a Generator
    Yes, the Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth, # HU47FR, for 50 amp and the 30 Amp version, # HU97FR can be used with a generator. However, many generators (portable) have a floating ground/neutral. If you do have a floating neutral generator then you will also need the Hughes Autoformers Ground Neutral Bonded Plug for Generators, # HU33FR to bond the neutral and ground thus preventing an open ground or open neutral error fault to occur.
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  • Questions on Hughes Autoformers AC Digital Voltmeter & Surge Protector
    The Hughes Autoformers AC Digital Voltmeter, # HU28FR that you linked to is for measuring voltage at an operating range between 108 to 132 volts. This is irrelevant of the amperage supply from the pedestal. If I understand correctly that you are wanting to monitor amps being supplied to your RV, I suggest a surge protector. From Hughes, we have the Power Watchdog Surge Protector, # HU97FR for 30 amp and # HU47FR for 50 amp. The 30-Amp or 50-Amp surge protector offers 2,400 joules of...
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  • Recommended Theft Protection For A Watchdog Surge Protector
    To prevent theft of your Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth # HU97FR you can run the Master Lock Python Cable Lock # 8419DPF through the metal holder on the cable (pictured below) and around the power pedestal.
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  • Choosing The Correct Watchdog Surge Protector For Your RV
    When purchasing a Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth - 30 Amp Item # HU97FR you want to match the amperage of your RV so since yours is 30 amp you won't want the 50 amp surge protector. You'll plug your 30 amp trailer cable to the # HU97FR and then hook it to a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter like the Mighty Cord RV Power Cord Adapter - 30 Amp Female to 50 Amp Male - 12" Long Item # A10-5030FHVP and then hook that to the 50 amp power pedestal.
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  • Using a 30 Amp Power Watchdog Surge Protector With 50 Amp Service
    You can use an adapter such as the Mighty Cord RV Power Cord Adapter Plug for 50 Amp Female to 30 Amp Male, # A10-3050AVP to use a 50 Amp surge protector with a 30 Amp power pedestal, but you cannot use a 50 Amp power pedestal to a 30 Amp service RV or surge protector. Any surge protector should be matched to the service of the RV. Such as the 30 Amp Power Watchdog Surge Protector, # HU97FR or the 50 Amp version of, # HU47FR.
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  • Recommended RV Surge Protector And Power Cable Adapter For A 30 Amp RV In 50 Amp Service
    When it comes to surge protectors for an RV you'll always use a surge protector that matches the amperage of the Rv's system. So you would need a 30 amp surge protector like the Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth # HU97FR. This Power Watchdog will not only protector your RV from electronics safe from power spikes but will also alert you if there are any other problems. You can use the free smartphone app to monitor your system and get notified if low or high voltage is detected. Since...
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  • Using a 30 Amp RV Surge Protector with 50 Amp Service
    You will always use a surge protector matched to the TT's rating of 30 amps. I recommend the Power Watchdog the 30 amp Surge Protector with Bluetooth # HU97FR. You can use the free smartphone app to monitor your system and get notified if low or high voltage is detected. If you aren't using a surge protector, you're taking a big risk. While spikes caused by lightning can damage your electrical system and appliances, there are common electrical issues that can be just as dangerous. If...
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  • Can You Use 30-Amp Surge Protector on 50-Amp RV
    It is best to match any surge protector to the service of the RV. Such as the 30 Amp Power Watchdog Surge Protector, # HU97FR or the 50 Amp version of, # HU47FR being used with RV's that match their respectively rated services. You can use an adapter such as the Mighty Cord RV Power Cord Adapter, # A10-3050D90VP to adapt your RV's 4-prong 50-amp power inlet for use with a 30-amp 3-prong extension cord/Power Pedestal and place the surge protector inline. While yes, this can be made to...
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  • Surge Protector for 50 amp Service Used With 30 amp Service
    No problem, you want to match your surge protector to the rating of your service. So for your 50 amp service RV, you will want to use the Portable Power Watchdog Surge Protector with Bluetooth and Emergency Shut Down - 50 Amp, # HU87FR. This surge protector prevents damage to your RV from power spikes and sustained high or low voltage and when needed to be used with a 30 amp service, use the Mighty Cord RV Power Cord Adapter Plug - 50 Amp Female to 30 Amp Male, # A10-3050AVP. Or the Mighty...
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