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Old 04-12-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Progressive EMS install

Finally got around to installing my Progressive EMS not a complex install at all although the wiring itself was sort of a pain to manipulate. I had to make a jumper so it provides protection from both generator and pedestal. Also installed a set of Boogeylights awning LED's will try to get pics uploaded when I can take some after dark.
Thought about doing a weekend outing at one of the state parks near here but they're all full up this weekend....😣
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Nice install. Will be waiting for the LED pics.
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I know it had to be hard to get that thing installed against the back wall, but it sure gets it out of the way and makes for a clean bay.
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Looks good, how did you wire the jumper to get the generator output through the ems?
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Finally got around to installing my Progressive EMS not a complex install at all although the wiring itself was sort of a pain to manipulate. I had to make a jumper so it provides protection from both generator and pedestal. Also installed a set of Boogeylights awning LED's will try to get pics uploaded when I can take some after dark.
Thought about doing a weekend outing at one of the state parks near here but they're all full up this weekend....😣
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What is an EMS?

An EMS is an electrical management system. This protects your RV against all kinds of electrical problems, not just surges. The best ones out there, IMHO, are the Progressive Industries HW50C (hardwired) or PT-50X (portable).

I have had these on every 5er and now our MH. It's the cheapest insurance you can buy!
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:59 PM   #7
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Basically wire the EMS in between the power sources and the line output to the coach or load. It shows you how in the instructions included with the unit.
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I considered that but the company recommends installing it before the transfer switch so it is protected from power spikes that can damage it. The generator has its own built in protection
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I agree on adding this unit if you don't have one. Our new to us coach had one from factory that was also a transfer switch. It went bad and I had the choice to replace with just a new transfer switch or a transfer switch with the protection built in. I paid the money and replaced with the ems transfer switch. It is a surge guard and was quite expensive but... Any variation in power and it disconnects coach. Mis wired pedestal? Nada. I know in fla it kicked out a few times during a few storms maybe low voltage etc. Not sure how many times it could have saved the ac units and electronics but I feel safe with it. I feel really safe with it and comfortable with the money I spent.

One problem though. I pulled the rig up to my shop to plug into my 110 extension cord to top off the batteries and no elec to the coach. Hmmm. Well I noticed someone had broken off the ground blade on the cord, don't know why we have all grounded plugs. Anyway the surge guard wouldn't allow connection. Pain but safe, ok I am good with that. So yes I would recommend. Ac units are price and all the electronics we all use these days are sensitive also.
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