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I used one for several years with the 30 Amp 5er we owned. Purchased a new 2016 TT a few months back with 50 Amp service and had planned to get a new autoformer for 50 Amp service. I kept putting it off until this past weekend when we had stopped overnight at a KOA. I checked the voltage on several occasions and did not see it over 110 volts. Perfect situation for the autoformer. Made my mind up...time to order one.

Ordered one yesterday. Decided to pay a little extra and get the newest model with surge protection.

Should be here for our next trip over Labor Day weekend.

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I believe these are very good devices to have and use but are horribly overpriced. IMO there is nothing in that gizmo that rates it costing $580. JMO


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I don't have one and, don't know a lot about them.
However, I would consider one to be another insurance policy to justify the price. It seems that if it protects your equipment it would probably pay off in the long run.

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fla-gypsy wrote:

I believe these are very good devices to have and use but are horribly overpriced. IMO there is nothing in that gizmo that rates it costing $580. JMO


You may be right...

The standard model was $499...not much cheaper on Amazon. IMO, another $80 for the additional surge protection was worth the additional cost.

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fla-gypsy wrote:

I believe these are very good devices to have and use but are horribly overpriced. IMO there is nothing in that gizmo that rates it costing $580. JMO


Very simple. Start producing a $200 unit and undercut them. You'll get rich.

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Hi,

A friend picked up a Sola Basic autoformer for me in Mexico. Cost was $177 USD for a 4000 VA unit. I'm totally sold on it. It has three levels of boost and one level of buck.

I've added some surge protection to it so it has more protection than the EMS units from Progressive Industries and Surge Guard.


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Same Hughes one at Tweety's for $70 less


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You must've been in the Tacoma/Seattle KOA... 9 days... never over 110v


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Wow, 50 amp connection at 110 unloaded [emoticon]


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My usual luck...buy gas and then find it 10 cents cheaper a gallon at the next exit. [emoticon]

I even did a search and only found this model at one other place for about $10.00 cheaper.

Emailed Hughes to see if they could give me a better price.

Thanks for the heads up.

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