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Old 09-24-2015, 06:56 PM   #1
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Progressive Industries HW50C 50 Amp Hardwired Electrical Management System with Remote

Anyone have a picture to share of their install of this unit above? Selling for 319.00 with Prime shipping on Amazon. Anyone find them cheaper ( less expensive ) anyplace else ?

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Old 09-24-2015, 07:07 PM   #2
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Approx. $312 with Michigan shipping cost. Your shipping may be different.

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Old 09-24-2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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Approx. $312 with Michigan shipping cost. Your shipping may be different.

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Thanks Rich, 312.99 to me. Enough of a difference for a lunch ( almost ).
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:20 PM   #4
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Anyone have a picture to share of their install of this unit above? Selling for 319.00 with Prime shipping on Amazon. Anyone find them cheaper ( less expensive ) anyplace else ?

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Would recommend a good electrician. Not sure all RV techs are good enough to trust.

I did my own and after two years I still haven't burned the coach up.

Will get a pic up tomorrow.

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Old 09-24-2015, 07:35 PM   #5
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$307.50 with the remote display at Best Converter. Good people to deal with and quick free shipping. You can install it yourself, not difficult. The instructions are straight forward and Progressive will be glad to answer any questions if you run into something you can't figure out.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:44 PM   #6
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$307.50 with the remote display at Best Converter. Good people to deal with and quick free shipping. You can install it yourself, not difficult. The instructions are straight forward and Progressive will be glad to answer any questions if you run into something you can't figure out.
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The 307.50 is attractive but don't see anything about free shipping and I get another 11.99 which throws it up higher than Tweety's price.
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I guess they changed. Mine was free shipping
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:04 PM   #8
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My berk AC cord was in a socket not hard wired so I spliced it into the cord then mounted the progressive in the power bay. I got the one without the remote display.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:57 PM   #9
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I mounted mine above the breaker box. Then built a enclosure around it. Display is tucked around the corner of cabinet.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:36 AM   #10
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Here is pic of my install in my Legacy. Not hard to install but working with the large wires was a bit of a pain since I was not used to working with 50 amp wiring.
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Mounted mine in bay where power cord is stored. Cut shore power cord. Mounted remote display on wire grid in front of inverter.


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Good info
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:12 AM   #13
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Mounted mine in power bay as well ... I had an electrician do it - spliced it into wiring between power cord plug and transfer switch... That way, it checks power input BEFORE letting power into coach... Works great. !!!


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Mounted mine in power bay as well ... I had an electrician do it - spliced it into wiring between power cord plug and transfer switch... That way, it checks power input BEFORE letting power into coach... Works great. !!!


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Been looking at getting one of these for my new Coachmen Pursuit 31BD (it has the 50A upgrade so I would need this unit). Looking for opinions about hooking it in line with the shore power feed or installing it after the transfer switch. If after it will also monitor voltage, current, and frequency when running on the genset. Wouldn't this be preferable? Thoughts?
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Some pics. On my 2011 390 RB this is of the rearmost compartment on the driver's side. Originally, the BLACK heavy cable from the pedestal entered the transfer switch on the top right "port".

Now the same cable enters the HW50C from the bottom and the HWC50C output comes out the top of the HW50C and goes into the transfer switch thru the top right port of the Xfer switch where the heavy black cable used to enter. In other words the HW50C goes between the pedestal input and the transfer switch.

You will need a foot or two of new cabling to go between the HW50C and the transfer switch. As you can see, the plastic cable "shell" I used for this is bigger than FR's original. Doesn't make any difference (electrically) but makes it a lot easier to "fish" those monster wires thru it.

Small gray telephone type wire goes to Progressive monitoring panel inside the coach.

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Amazon was the best price I found, too. Prime makes it an easy decision. I didn't get the one with the remote display - figured I could just look at the display and see what it said if something didn't connect. I did add a system where I can completely remove it from the RV by undoing a couple of plugs and reconnecting things without the EMS (just in case). Did it with a couple of range outlets and range cords wired on each side of the unit, receptacle on the shore side of the shore cord and plug on the RV site, opposite on the EMS. Works great and lets me get things out of the way if I need to.
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:36 PM   #17
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Electronic mgmt system

I just installed it while at a campground. TheIr is a good YouTube video on install. Progressive posted it. Simple job.

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question part deux

Now if you were going to wire in a surge protector is it better to do it all at the same time ? Don't want to have to take something apart after the fact to install that. Would that go before or after the HW50C ? Sorry I know this has been hashed out and thrown out there before .
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The HW50C is a surge protector and an EMS, all in one. Nothing else needed. When I first installed mine, I got a message indicating the surge protector wasn't working. Contacted support and got a response in a matter of minutes. If you look inside the case, you'll see two circuit boards. The one covered in blue discs is the surge protector. Problem I was having was that during shipping or install the plug had slipped off the bottom of the board. Put it back in place and all was well.
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The HW50C is a surge protector and an EMS, all in one. Nothing else needed. When I first installed mine, I got a message indicating the surge protector wasn't working. Contacted support and got a response in a matter of minutes. If you look inside the case, you'll see two circuit boards. The one covered in blue discs is the surge protector. Problem I was having was that during shipping or install the plug had slipped off the bottom of the board. Put it back in place and all was well.
Oh , thanks Concept. I better read about that again, but it's good news now I can spend more money on something else. Guess what I was thinking was not surge protector , but the Autoformer and the HW50C. Like what goes first the chicken or the egg ?
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