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Old 02-17-2017, 10:54 AM   #1
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Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C Hard-Wired Portable Electrical Management System - 3

I'm purchasing this unit for my new Axis. For those of you who have one of these did you mount the display inside your MH or is it acceptable to mount it next to the unit itself?
What are the advantages or disadvantages of each?

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Old 02-17-2017, 11:01 AM   #2
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Have never felt the need for the remote display. Usually you will find a power problem when first plugging into a CG pedistal. On the rare occasion that power is blocked after then, being able to see the display on the unit itself is fine.

I do have a Kill-a-Watt meter that plugs into a kitchen outlet - all the remote monitoring I feel a need to have, and also useful for determining power consumption of individual devices.

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Here's a link to a recent iRV2 thread on locations for the remote.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:16 PM   #4
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Mine is mounted in the compartment where to power comes in, just check it when plugging in. In last rig it was inside, and only once or twice was there a ned to check it after initial connection. I may eventually move this one as well, but no immediate plans.
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My display is temporarily mounted just inside a storage bay door, but I plan to eventually move it inside. Another one of those "when I get around to it" thingys!
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I bought the 50A unit for mine, and couldn't find an easy way to route the cable up into the coach for the remote display. So I 'temporarily' mounted it in an easy to see spot in the electrical bay. I figured I'd move it later when I had more time to fish the wire up.

As others have indicated, 99% of the time I want to look at it, is when I plug in and the electrical bay is exactly where it needs to be. "IF" I had one inside the coach, I'd only do it if it was a 2nd one with the primary in the elec bay.

My 'temporary' has become the 'permanent' spot.....works great there.
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Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers View Post
My display is temporarily mounted just inside a storage bay door, but I plan to eventually move it inside. Another one of those "when I get around to it" thingys!
I'm installing mine this weekend and I'll be doing the same, probably use velcro and save a project for later...but those round tuit's are sometimes hard to find...LOL

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Not hard to find at all........

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I have the display inside the TT so I can monitor the load and avoid tripping the 30A breaker, as I can't use the electrical water heater, AC and microwave all at once.
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I too have the 50A in my trailer. Bought the splitter they have available. Mounted 1 display in the electric bay and the 2nd in the cabinet with the slide switches.

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