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Old 08-17-2015, 05:13 PM   #31
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Thanks Rich (aka gasman94) I purchased it from amazon for 329.00, free shipping and no tax. Expected delivery 8/24/15. Everything you indicated made a lot of sense. We just can't get enough protection for the coach. There are a lot of CG out there that are questionable. Thanks again for getting back so quickly. Roger


Hey Roger, I assume that is for a 30 amp. That is a great price...368 on hughes website. Also, it is very heavy and can be mounted inside or used portably. I mounted mine in my power bay because I didn't want to chance it walking away at some campground when I was not around.

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Old 08-17-2015, 05:25 PM   #32
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I don't want to hijack this thread but did they ever look at the cables on your slides? If so, did they say or do anything about them?
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:26 PM   #33
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Is it best to get a hard wired unit or a stand alone unit.

If it is ward wired, is it installed upstream on the transfer switch?
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:45 PM   #34
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This is a good option also , 50 A Hughs autoformer with this
Intermatic IG3240RC , hard wired surge protection device.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:01 PM   #35
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Rich (aka gasman94) I purchased the surge protector for 329.00. I have the Hughes autoformer and have used it for about a year now. I have haven't had any problems with it. Works great and I also have it in the bay, so it doesn't get stolen. I use an extension between the autoformer and the electrical hookup at home and the CG's. After reading the forums I was concerned that I would need the EMS-PT 50C as well.
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Progressive Industries, definitely. Works great and lifetime warranty. You want EMS, not just a surge protector. Lots out there that will do just as much damage as surge and the EMS is the only way to protect against those that I know of.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:02 PM   #37
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Is it best to get a hard wired unit or a stand alone unit.

If it is ward wired, is it installed upstream on the transfer switch?
Depends upon whether you want the EMS guarding only the shore power coming in, or if you also want the EMS guarding the inbuilt generator as well.

I installed mine so it only protected against problems in shore power, figuring that the generator output will be pretty "clean" 99.999% of the time.

The disadvantage of having it protect both shore and generator power, is that it will not protect the transfer switch itself from shore power abnormalities.

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Rich,
I don't want to hijack this thread but did they ever look at the cables on your slides? If so, did they say or do anything about them?
Tom

Hi Tom. They looked at them and said they were just basically to guide the slide in, the hydraulics are the power. He said they did not have to be tight. On another note, something broke loose on my dinette floor and it has a lot of movement when you step on it and makes a lot of noise when driving the coach. I dropped it off at the factory to Randy today.


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lefaivre: I don't believe the EMS will work if wired on the gen side, only on the shore power side. Either the hard-wired or the portable will work. My last RV, I used the portable. On my new one, I got the hard-wired. If you ever need to bypass it, there's a jumper inside to do that. I actually installed mine like someone on the forum explained:

1. Disconnect the shore power cable from the ATS
2. Bought two 50A range cords and a two 50A receptacles
3. Cut a piece of cable off the end of one range cord for use with the receptacles.
4. Install one range cord to the ATS
5. On the shore side of the EMS, install the other range cord
6. On the RV side of the EMS, install one receptacle using the short piece of cable cut earlier
7. Install the remaining receptacle on the end of the shore power cord
8. Plug it all together and the EMS can be removed if you ever need to. Just remember not to make it possible to wind up with a male end exposed when the line is hot.
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Hi Everyone,
I just posted a thread on Autoformer 30 amp voltage regulator. So rather than repeat it, I'll just ask this. I have a 50 amp progressive w/just lights that I plug into the park post. I have also obtained (for free I might add) a Hughes 30 amp regulator. So which would you plug in first?

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