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Old 12-04-2020, 03:52 PM   #1
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Installation of Progressive EMS

I read a lot of the previous posts on installation of a Progressive EMS (Gary Jones one is most informative).

My question is, why not just splice it into the line between the reel and the original surge suppressor rather than add another line?

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Ray, that will work. The only potential issue is whether that cable is long enough to allow placement of the EMS box where you wish to mount or locate it.
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If I am understanding what your question is correctly, you can certainly do that. If you do that however, you are only "looking" at the power that is coming in from the commercial post. The slightly more complicated installation can be set to "look at" both the commercial post voltage/amperage output plus your generator output.

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I've installed 3 hardwired Progressive EMS systems and have 12 years experience with them. I have no complaints. However, this time I mounted the Hughes Watchdog unit. Works the same, but is much easier to install, all connections are external. And if it ever gets zapped by lightning the protective circuitry is inexpensive and user replaceable.

I added one 3ft section of cable, otherwise no cables were cut. So if ever needed I can remove the system and reconnect the original cables. This does not protect the generator, but I'd be curious to know if anyone ever had a generator failure that required EMS activation?

But most of all I like the ability to read all power stats, including a reset-able KWH used, on my bluetooth equipped phone.
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I have installed the Progressive a few times. The extra cable give you the option to mount the EMS where fits the best. Next point of the fit, do mount the EMS where the circuit board can be removed if it needs to be replaced without having to remove the EMS. Learned that one the hard way too.
If I didn't already have the Progressive for the 21 I would have tried the Hughes Watchdog unit. Looks easier to install and it's Bluetooth. That would have come in very handy for me this summer when we were trying to find the bad power source at my storage location. I can't tell you how many trips I made outside to read the voltage on the Progressive display
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