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Old 02-17-2019, 06:01 PM   #1
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Surge Guard HW-RV-50 fault

My coach came with this hardwired electrical protector. Since last week it has been spotty now it's dead. I measured its inputs (from my genset), both legs were 122v to neutral, but no output. I turned the key to by-pass, still no go. I guess it is toast. Wondering if anyone else has replaced it, and what make you went with.
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I replaced mine with the Progressive Industries hard wired unit with external display. The original one was still working, I think, but since it was buried within the electrical bay I couldn't see the indicator lights if there was a fault without crawling inside a storage bay to access the electrical bay.

Mine is wired in front of the transfer switch and only protects against shore power.
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I have also had great success with the Progressive Industries surge/EMS models. I personally prefer the hard wired EMS-HW50C. They do have additional models on their handy dandy "which surge protector is right for you? web page.

They also have great after sales service and warranty when needed.

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I have the 50A Surge Guard installed with the LED remote.

My understanding is:

Shore Power is the only power source protected and connected to the Surge Guard.

The Generator power is not connected.

If the Surge Guard is not powered, there will be no LED lights lighted.

If the Surge Guard is powered from Shore Power and it's protection circuit is failed, the Protection Fail LED light will be lighted.

Have you tested the Surge Guard while on Shore Power?
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Thank you all folks! It does appear that most PI EMS users are happy ones.

Dean, I believe my unit is supposed to protect both shore and genset powers. years ago it blocked a faulty voltage from the genset because of a burnt voltage regulator. This time, I measured the voltages from genset the two legs were 122v and 123v respectively, way below than the threshold of 132v. I saw the red LED indicators on the unit that it did block the pass-through; and the by-pass function was failed as well.

I read TRC limited lifetime warranty policy, it does say it covers mfr installed unit. I just left a vm to TRC and will see how it plays out. In the worst scenario, an PI 50A EMS might be the solution.
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I guess Country Coach must have done some coaches differently. My surge guard, (replaced with a Progressive years ago) was wired after the transfer switch, so both the shore power and generator go through it.

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I guess Country Coach must have done some coaches differently. My surge guard, (replaced with a Progressive years ago) was wired after the transfer switch, so both the shore power and generator go through it.

Rich 2002 Magna
Yep, my Surge Guard is also after ATS.
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