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Old 02-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #57
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X2 what Lou said
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #58
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Brannon put the Progressive Ind. surge protector in our coach in Dec. and you couldn't find a better place to have it done!
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Just bought this same coach last week and just ordered the PI EMS-HW50C. Where did you mount the remote panel?

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:38 PM   #60
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Just bought this same coach last week and just ordered the PI EMS-HW50C. Where did you mount the remote panel?

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I put mine in a cabinet in the bathroom. If we loose power during the night, I don't have to go outside to check the panel.
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Just finished talking with a friend in Florida and a surge in the power line cost him two satellite receivers, a microwave and more damage in the electrical connections to be checked. A surge protector would have prevented the expense and aggravation.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #62
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We bought the portable Progressive unit. Also had a 3 ft pigtail made up so we can keep it secure in the electrical bay out of sight and out of the weather elements. went with the portable because when going into a campground I can test the electric pedestal before backing in and find a problem. No advantage to having the hard wired unit.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:21 PM   #63
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So your installation doesn't operate all the time your plugged in? You use it to check the power before you plug in and then remove it?
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Checking the power before you plug in is an excellent habit that should always be carried out, but once you are plugged in what happens if you have a surge : No protection and these cannot be predicted.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:44 AM   #65
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I could be wrong ( it happened once I think ) but I think he meant that he checks the post and then plugs it into the power cord via a 3 foot pigtail inside the bay. I also use a portable installed in the bay however I use something else to check the post first.
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Cliff been wrong a few times in my lifetime (ask the boss). I thought he might have meant that as well. But if that's the case, why not just hardwire it and let it do it's thing whether hardwired or portable it's going to protect you.
I hardwired my last MH. You plug in stand there for a minute till you hear the transfer s/w clunk and then go about your business.
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The reasons I check are two fold. If there is a problem at the post it could fry the power cord and or the EMS. The EMS from Progressive is warranted but would have to be sent back. I guess that's two reasons. Another one is that it prevents me from backing into site that may not be useable.
This is what I use. I had it prior to purchasing the EMS.


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Trying to understand this setup and learn something. After you test the post and its OK, where/how do you plug the unit into your coach? I have a 50a power cord hardwired and it has the std male connectors, so I would have to leave the unit outside plugged into the post?
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Here is photo of my install.




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My power cord is attached to the ceiling of the bay. I cut the cord about 2' down and put a male plug on that end and a female plug on the on the other. The portable EMS simply plugs into those plugs. Basically , you're splicing the EMS into the power cord using plugs.
I'm not an electrician ( but I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night ). So if I've confused you further , I'm sorry. Possibly someone else can explain it in technical terms.
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Cliff. You did such a good job explaining it here (and elsewhere along with others in the past) that I received this from rvupgrades on Friday.
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Another reason to go this way is if you ever trade up you can take it with you. And by having it locked in the bay no need for a lock box to keep others from taking it with them when you're away at the lake fishing.
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