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Old 10-24-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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We just took home a new Phaeton 40QBH. Traded in our Truck/5er combo. For the 5er, I always used a Progressive EMS-PT50C for electrical protection. It has lifetime replacement. Our new coach has a build in system that works with the generator, shore, batteries, etc. Not sure of all its particulars, but don't believe it has lifetime warranties.

My question is should I use the PT50C from the post like I always did before, and plug the coach into it? Any pros/cons and electrical experts explanations most appreciated. Pretty technical here so don't hold back! Thanks in advance.
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Yes, run one. For this there's no difference between your old RV and the new one. Even if they're covered under some sort of warranty - think of the hassle and time to get them replaced...........

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See which model transfer switch you have. If it is a 40350 then you don't need the Progressive unit. If it is a 41260 then yes you do need it. Regardless, I feel safer with my Progressive installed. It has proven itself to me several times, once sacrificing itself to save the coach and they replaced it free of charge.
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We just took home a new Phaeton 40QBH. Traded in our Truck/5er combo. For the 5er, I always used a Progressive EMS-PT50C for electrical protection. It has lifetime replacement. Our new coach has a build in system that works with the generator, shore, batteries, etc. Not sure of all its particulars, but don't believe it has lifetime warranties.

My question is should I use the PT50C from the post like I always did before, and plug the coach into it? Any pros/cons and electrical experts explanations most appreciated. Pretty technical here so don't hold back! Thanks in advance.
If you have a built in system, you don't need the PT50C. The built in system will do for your MH what the PT50C did for the 5th wheel.
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You might not need it, but I can't see it hurting anything to use it in series with another protection unit. Mine probably saved my ass this summer when it shot down on low voltage.
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You might not need it, but I can't see it hurting anything to use it in series with another protection unit. Mine probably saved my ass this summer when it shot down on low voltage.
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My coach has the 41260. Based on some of your replies, doesn't seem to be a downside so I think I'll continue to use PT50C at the post and plug the coach into it. In the meantime, I'm going to research moving the PT50C into the bay so only the coach plug is at the post. That way, the PT50C is more weather protected and the bay door can be locked for security.
Good group here. Thanks for your comments.
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My coach has the 41260. Based on some of your replies, doesn't seem to be a downside so I think I'll continue to use PT50C at the post and plug the coach into it. In the meantime, I'm going to research moving the PT50C into the bay so only the coach plug is at the post. That way, the PT50C is more weather protected and the bay door can be locked for security.
Good group here. Thanks for your comments.
Until you get the PT50C moved into the bay you could use two power cords. Plug one power cord into the pedestal and run it to the bay. Plug the PT50C into that power cord then another code from the PT50C to the coach. The PT50c and the 2nd cord are all tucked away inside the bay.
It gives you some extra/unneeded cord, but as as long as the voltage to the coach is OK that shouldn't be a problem.
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I would sell the PT50C and upgrade it to the HW50C. You can permanently mount the HW50C in the electrical bay - out of sight, out of mind. Get the model with the remote display and mount it somewhere inside where it is convenient.
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