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Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector - 50 Amp

Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector - 50 Amp

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This 50-amp voltage protector helps protect your RV from damage caused by low or high voltage and power spikes and surges. It automatically disconnects when dangerous voltage levels are detected and reconnects when voltage levels stabilize. Call 800-298-8924 to order Camco accessories and parts part number CAM55306 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Camco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector - 50 Amp. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Camco Accessories and Parts - CAM55306

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This 50-amp voltage protector helps protect your RV from damage caused by low or high voltage and power spikes and surges. It automatically disconnects when dangerous voltage levels are detected and reconnects when voltage levels stabilize.


Features:

  • Voltage protector protects your RV from excessive voltage and power surges
    • Automatically disconnects when dangerous voltage levels are detected
    • Reconnects when voltage levels stabilize (between 102V-132V)
  • Female end connects to your RV's 50-amp power plug
  • Male end plugs into a 50-amp receptacle
  • Built-in handles on each end make unplugging the cord effortless
  • Water-resistant unit protects electrical components
  • Multilevel surge protection works together with diagnostic lights to visually alert users to faults
  • Reconnect relay protects sensitive equipment, like air conditioner units, by not rapidly cycling power
  • 1-Year warranty


55506 Camco Motor Home Power Defender Voltage Protector - 50 Amp





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Video Transcript for Camco RV Wiring CAM55306 Review

today, we'll be reviewing part number CAM55306. This is the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor. The voltage monitor is going to protect your RV from excessive voltage and power surges. It's going to automatically disconnect when dangerous voltage levels are detected and then it will reconnect when the voltage levels stabilize between 102 volts and 132 volts. The female end of the unit is going to connect to your RV's 50 amp power plug and then the male end of the unit is going to plug into your 50 amp receptacle. It's going to feature the built in handles on each end that's going to make unplugging the cord very easy. It's also going to feature a water resistant design that's going to protect all of the electrical components. This has a multi-level surge protection. It's going to work together with a diagnostic center that's going to be able to visually alert you of any faults that you may have with the unit or with the electrical connections. It's also going to feature a reconnect delay and that's in place to protect sensitive equipment such as an air conditioner unit.

That's going to protect it by not rapidly cycling the power. We take a measurement of the overall length, measuring from end to end, it's going to give us an approximate measurement of about 26 inches. That's going to do it for our review of part number CAM55306. This is the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor. .


Customer Reviews

Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector - 50 Amp - CAM55306

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (207 Customer Reviews)

This 50-amp voltage protector helps protect your RV from damage caused by low or high voltage and power spikes and surges. It automatically disconnects when dangerous voltage levels are detected and reconnects when voltage levels stabilize.

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this product is even better than I thought it would be 469458



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After almost burning out the wiring in my new RV at a camp site. I purchased this item and feel very comfortable in the protection it provides me. 550863



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So far, so good. Took about a minute to run through it's diagnostics, then all good to go. Bought this because the last army corp campground we stayed at, had problems with the power going on and off. Will feel a little more protected now. 489255


Comments
Works great, and with the 30 amp adapter, can use it with 30 or 50.
Bob - 03/26/2019

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The only place I have used this product is at my home. I plugged it into my 50 amp service that I had run to check the circuit as well as to see if it worked. After a few seconds it showed all was good. We are fixing to go on back to back camping trips in a couple of weeks so I will give it a good work out then. 647475



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So far so good you should always protect your RV from power surges but this takes it a step further so you can monitor your power. We have had power pedistial problems at 2 RV parks in the last year it's good to know before you connect your RV and possibly cause any damage. 416793



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I have had refrigerator trouble I was told it was voltage surges shutting down my refrigerator. that's why I bought the defender . usually the plugins are not always wired correctly at the parks, 636368



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Great product for RV protection. Gives you a piece of mind knowing that your rv has this electrical protection 485841



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The CAM55306 looks well made. Received the item in a couple days plugged it in and in a couple minutes camper powered up. Every thing's working fine. While away from the camper had power outage everything came back on no problems. One less thing to worry about. Thanks for a great product at a better price than competition. 560946



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Yes I would purchase again. It's comforting knowing I don't have to worry about surges to my RV. For me it's no problem but it could be a little heavy and cumbersome for some older folks. I devised my own cable locking system to the elect. box just incase Im in a park where I don't trust everyone. This is such a nice item to have someone else may want it more than me. 606796


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Still working great, would purchase again.
Kenneth - 02/22/2020

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I used this product for 20 weeks last year without any issues - I made connection is some 40 different sites. I feel well protected with this product 499291


Comments
Yes - the device is working well - just finished a 4 week trip visiting 4 different campgrounds. The only issue is waiting after you plug it in for it to do its necessary checks before giving the green light. I feel good with the protection
Mr A - 04/24/2019

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I have had this for about a year now. I RV quite often and this surge protector is awesome. I have a 42' 5th wheel 2019 and as you know loaded with electronics. We have had a few occasions where the protector absolutely saved us. When there is an issue it powers down then reboots slowly to prevent a surge. Highly recommend it. 766587



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Excellent product. Simple to use. Very quickly runs through voltage checks. Provides peace of mind that camper electronics will not be fried. 754848



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Good quality product. Can wait to go ca mping 656194



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i have not had the chance to use the product yet but etrailer got it to me very quick. 2 days. very easy web site to order from. Great customer service with followup emails letting me know it shipped and follow up for product satisfaction. 641440


Comments
I have had no issues with our surge protector. we leave our camper plugged up full time and to my knowledge we have not had any issues with power. we are not in the camper full time but use it on most weekends.
Troy - 05/14/2020

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I knew I had to have a surge protector. The functions on this covered all my wants. I've only used it at the house so far. Time will tell on the actual quality. It seems well made. 638609



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Did a lot of research on this product. Will work well with my new RV. Solid production and craftmanship. Worth the costs. 618005


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Excellent product, highly recommend
Mark - 04/13/2020

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It is what I thought it would be and I'm sure it will work just great for me when I get my camping season started this year. 614449



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It's very heavy but so far has protected our RV on more than one occasion. Would recommend this product. 604767



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Put the product to work the weekend after receiving it in the mail from etrailer. Worked immediately to protect our electrical system. Only saw the green light during our stay in the RV resort but having it gives me peace of mind. 584447


Comments
Still working fine protecting our electrical system. Also have found the loops on the handles make it easy to cable lock my power cord and the voltage protector to the RV site power box.
Joseph - 12/05/2019

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Excellent product, it has given us peace of mind! 566271



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Extremely fast service, product came packaged excellently and is just what I needed, would highly recommend etrailer. 552423



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The CAM55306 works great so far. Easy to hook up and looks nice. Fast shipment and they matched the lower price. Thanks 520248



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Yes, it took about 140 seconds to provide power to the Motorhome after the diagnostic routine. Great service from Danny T. Thank you, BJ 483753



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It works great and it was exactly what I needed 478829



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This is my 4th or 5th experience with etrailer and they have yet to disappoint. Not much to evaluate on the 50 amp surge protector. I did find there is a delay while it searches for faults. Seemed to be about 2 minutes before the air came on in the motor home but its not even an issue. Works fine though I haven't had a surge so ill assume all is well. 438091


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  • Recommended Surge Protector for 50 Amp 5th Wheel Trailer Connection to Shore Power
    For your 50 amp system, you will want the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor - 50 Amp # CAM55306. This voltage monitor disconnects when dangerous voltage levels are detected and then reconnects when it stabilizes. This is much better than the cheap surge protectors that need replacing and are only good for one surge and then leave you disconnected or vulnerable. You won't need a different surge protector for your 50 amp RV wiring. For sites that won't have a 50 amp service, I...
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  • Does 50 Amp RV Need 30 Amp or 50 Amp Circuit Protection When Using 30 Amp Service
    Surge protectors are designed to protect the RV's circuits and accessories so even if you were using a 30 amp service your RV would be safe up to 50 amps so you'd want to use a 50 amp surge protector like the # CAM55306 which automatically disconnects when there's a dangerous voltage level and reconnects when voltage stabilizes.
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  • Can I Use The Camco Power Defender 50 Amp Monitor When Only A 30 Amp Shore Recepticle Is Available?
    Yes, you can run the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor - 50 Amp, # CAM55306 in line to a 30 amp shore recepticle. It will provide you with the protection from power surges and excessive voltage. It has a diagnostic center that's going to be able to visually alert you of any faults that you may have with the unit or with the electrical connections. It's also going to feature a reconnect delay and that's in place to protect sensitive equipment such as an air conditioner unit. You...
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  • Comparing the Camco RV Power Defender Circuit Analyzer and Voltage Protector
    The Camco RV Power Defender Circuit Analyzer part # CAM55313 and Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector part # CAM55306 are similar in that they both work to protect the trailer from power surges and have diagnostic lights to help with troubleshooting. However, the Voltage Protector goes a bit beyond this as the voltage detection system is much more sophisticated sensing both high and low voltages in addition to surges. The Circuit Analyzer can only detects power surges, not high and...
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  • Can the Camco RV Power Defender 50 Amp Voltage Monitor be Used on Motorhome with 30 Amp Service
    A 50 amp surge protector like the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor - 50 Amp, # CAM55306, can be used but it will not not provide the level of protection that you need for your motorhome with 30 amp service. A voltage monitor protects your motorhome from excessive voltage and power surges and automatically disconnects when dangerous levels are detected. Excessive voltage for a 30 amp service is much different that of a 50 amp service which means it would not disconnect at the...
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  • 30 Amp Surge Protector Recommendation for Travel Trailer
    You'll need a 30 amp protector to match the amperage of your travel trailer. The 50 amp surge protector wouldn't do anything to protect a 30 amp setup. For that you'd want the pat # CAM55306.
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  • Can 50 Amp Surge Protector be Used with 30 Amp Power Source
    A 50 amp surge protector like Camco RV Analyzer 50 amp # CAM55306 won't do anything unless you exceed the 50 amp rating of the product. If you need surge protection for 30 amp it won't stop a surge relative to a 30 amp setup. It basically would let anything through till it exceeds 50 amps.
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  • What Voltage Protector Should be Used on Trailer with 50 amp Plug Using 30 amp Plug Adapter
    If your trailer is rated for 50 amp service then that's what the appliances are rated for as well. The idea is to protect them and since they would be drawing up to 50 amps the 30 amp protector would potentially cause problems. For that you would want the part # CAM55306.
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  • Is Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor # CAM55306 Weather Resistant
    The Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor # CAM55306 is weather resistant. Which means that if you kept it out of direct rain fall or snow it's going to be just fine. If you wanted to use it in a small plastic box to protect it from the elements that would be just fine.
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  • Camco Power Defender Showing Open Neutral When Plugged Into RV
    If you are plugging the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector # CAM55306 directly to the shore power outlet and only getting the "Open Neutral" fault when plugging in the RV then there is an issue either with the outlet itself or your RV cord. The reason the error is only showing when plugging in the RV is because it will only detect it when power is being sent back to the RV/trailer. It is basically needing a bigger load placed on the circuit to identify this fault. I recommend...
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  • Troubleshooting Camco 50A Power Defender Not Allowing Power to Go Through
    I reached out to my contact at Camco who said that if you didn't give the Camco RV Power Defender # CAM55306 2 minutes to run through diagnostics after plugging it into the power source then that would cause the lights to act like what you described. If you plug it in and let it sit for at least 2 minutes it should then either give you one of the different light indicators and/or will work properly. If this doesn't solve your problem let me know and I can help you troubleshoot further.
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  • What Types of Protection Does Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor CAM55306 Provide
    The Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor # CAM55306 is rated for 50-amp applications where it will automatically disconnect power if it senses low or high voltage (below 102V or above 132V), power spikes, surges or ground faults. I confirmed with my contact at Camco that grounding issues also trigger the protection. It also features a re-connect delay to protect connected items from rapid on-and-off cycling when power is unstable. The unit will take about 2 minutes to analyze the...
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  • Is Wear on Connectors of Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector a Concern
    As long as the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector # CAM55306 is still functioning properly and the lights on the front panel are showing that you are safe you will be fine. Most likely you had a pretty big power surge that this was able to protect you from! Definitely keep an eye on it and if you see any changes you'd probably want to have an electrician take a look at your RV's setup to make sure you don't have any wiring issues that need to be cleaned up.
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  • Does the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor Sense an Open Neutral Pedestal
    Yes, the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor # CAM55306 will actually show faults for reverse polarity, open neutral, and other power pedestal wiring issues.
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  • What Type of Faults Will the Camco RV Voltage Monitor Detect?
    The Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor # CAM55306 will show faults for reverse polarity as well as ground faults. It is going to going to detect faults for numerous power pedestal issues, and diagnostic lights will alert you should faults occur. It's most important function may be that it automatically disconnects when voltage levels get to dangerous levels and re-stabilize when the volts have a range between 102 and 132. I've added a link to a review video of this product for you...
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  • Troubleshooting Open Neutral Reading Only When Air Conditioner Is Running
    The Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector - 50 Amp # CAM55306 is reading correct when you are in basic use. So we know the shore power is not the issue. We know that AC units do pull a lot of power, so the momentary open neutral wouldn't be a concern but if it says that way the entire time you are running your AC, I would have the wiring looked at to confirm you are safe in its use.
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  • What is the Correct Voltage Monitor to Use on 2007 Winnebago?
    The right voltage monitor is going to depend on which service you use. You said you "can" use 30 amp service, and if that is what you do then you'll want to use the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor - 30 Amp # CAM55301. If you use 50 amp service then the appropriate voltage monitor is the 50 amp # CAM55301. Essentially, you will simply need to use the monitor equivalent to the service you are using. I've attached links to video reviews of both parts for you to take a look at.
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  • Could 50 Amp Power Defender be Used on Trailer that Has 30 Amp Power
    Yes you could use the 50 amp power defender part # CAM55306 that you referenced on your 30 amp trailer but it wouldn't start protecting the circuits until more than 50 amps was put on the circuits. A better option would be a 30 amp power defender part # CAM55312.
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  • Comparison of Camco Circuit Analyzers and Voltage Protectors
    Camco Power Defender voltage protectors, parts # CAM55301 and # CAM55306, have a bit more protection than the circuit analyzers, parts # CAM55310, # CAM55312, and # CAM55313. Both the analyzers and protectors have diagnostic lights for faults but beyond that the analyzers are just surge protectors. The voltage protectors go a little further by detecting the voltage and shutting off if the voltage level falls below 102V or goes over 132V. The voltage protectors also reset themselves...
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  • Surge Protector When Using Adapter to Connect 50 Amp Camper to 30 Amp Service
    In order to plug a 50 amp camper into a 30 amp hookup at a campsite you will indeed need an adapter, for which the Mighty Cord # A10-3050FHVP will work perfectly. With this particular setup you would still want to use a 50 amp surge protector like # CAM55313 for one time surge protection or # CAM55306 that will automatically reset and can be used again and again. Since your camper is rated for 50 amps you just have to protect against surges over this, so you wouldn't need to lower the...
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  • Recommended Adapter and Surge Protector for 50 Amp System to 30 Amp Shore Power
    With your 50 amp camper system, I recommend using the Power Grip RV Power Maximizer - 50 Amp Female to 15 Amp Male and 30 Amp Male # CAM55025 to allow you to plug into 30 amp power supplies. Then you will use a surge protector like # CAM55306 for multiple surge protection or # CAM55313 for single time surge protection. Many people use the Camco Power Grip Cable with Lock # CAM44290 to protect their investment. Unless you convert your entire system to 30 amp, I don't recommend using...
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  • Surge Protectors for 30 Amp and 50 Amp Power Sources for RV
    I wish there was a circuit protector that could cover both amperage ratings but you'd have to have a 30 amp protector like the part # CAM55301 or the # CAM55306 for a 50 amp setup. For a 30 amp female to 50 amp male adapter you'd want # A10-5030FHVP.
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  • Connecting 50 Amp RV to 15 Amp Outlet At Storage Facility for Keeping Batteries Charged
    For your particular setup, starting at the RV's 50 amp plug, I recommend the Camco RV 50 Amp Voltage Protector # CAM55306 followed by a power adapter cord like the Mighty Cord # A10-1550D90VP that will plug into the surge protector and give you a 15 amp male plug on the other end. Then from there you will just need an extension cord like the 25 foot # A10-2514E that will reach to the shore power hookup at the storage facility. This extension uses 14 gauge wire so that would be my recommendation...
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  • Connecting 50 Amp Electrical of 2019 Thor Challenger to Regular Electric Outlet for Storage Power
    From your outlet, you will first use the Mighty Cord Dogbone RV Power Cord Adapter - 50 Amp Female to 15 Amp Male - 12" # A10-1550VP or the Power Grip RV Power Maximizer # CAM55025 and then the circuit protector # CAM55306 to protect your RV electrical system followed by the 50 amp power cable to your RV. There is nothing you need to do differently inside your RV as it is already designed for your refrigerator and other appliances to function.
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  • Troubleshooting Sidewinder Pin Box that Angles When Backed Up
    If when you back your trailer up straight the Sidewinder arm turns at a slight angle then you have a wedge issue. Since you have a B and W Patriot the correct wedge is the part # SWW-06 which you'd want to verify is the one you have and is installed properly. Make sure it's facing the correct direction and that all of the install bolts are torqued down to spec. Could you send a picture of the jaws of your hitch and the wedge as well possibly?
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  • Difference Between Camco RV Power Defender and Circuit Analyzers
    The 30 Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Protector # CAM55301 is like a circuit breaker and automatically resets if there's a surge whereas the 50 amp Circuit Analyzer part # CAM55313 is like a fuse and it only can handle one surge. For a 50 amp breaker style you'd need the part # CAM55306.
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  • What is the Difference Between a Power Analyzer and a Surge Protector 50 Amp Adapter
    An analyzer such as # CAM55313 has diagnostic lights to indicate faults so that you can avoid damage to your RV. This model also offers surge protection. A model that offers only surge protection would not have any diagnostics. But some have both. There is also the Power Defender # CAM55306 that takes surge protection a step further by having the ability to detect too much AND too little power and disconnect and reconnected as needed.
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  • Does Camco RV Power Defender Circuit Analyzer CAM55313 Protect Against Low Voltage
    The Camco RV Power Defender Circuit Analyzer # CAM55313 does not protect against low voltage. But there is a similar product that does both low voltage and surge protection. It is the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor # CAM55306. It disconnects power in a dangerous voltage situation and will reconnect when voltage gets to the 102 to 132 volt safe range.
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  • Recommended Power Defender Circuit Analyzer and Voltage Monitor Options
    The Camco RV Power Defender Circuit Analyzer Dogbone - 125V - 50 Amp # CAM55313 is the correct circuit and power surge protector for a 50 amp system. This is a one time protector that could save an appliance or your entire system. The Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Monitor - 50 Amp # CAM55306 has multilevel surge protection and visually alerts user to faults. It has a reconnect delay to protect your bigger systems like AC units. It will automatically disconnect when dangerous voltage...
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  • Joules of Surge Protection for the Camco Voltage Defender
    I spoke to my contact at Camco and he informed me that the Camco RV Power Defender Voltage Analyzer # CAM55310 that you referenced offers 1,050 joules of surge protection but it's primary function is to determine if a power outlet/pedestal is wired correctly. For more voltage protection you may be more interested in the # CAM55301 that offers 2,450 joules of protection or the part # CAM55306 that provides 3,850 joules of protection. Review videos for all three products are attached.
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