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Old 01-27-2015, 03:50 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by wmtire View Post
The site team has moved this thread from the Solera sub-forum to the more appropriate Forester sub-forum.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
shouldn't it be in an electrical forum, since its not brand specific to the RV?

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Old 01-27-2015, 07:35 PM   #12
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Based on advice from many posts here, I'm looking into a surge protector for my (being built) Forester MBS. I first thought a portable one by Progressive Industries SSP-30 is a good choice, but later was convinced that this model is not sufficient - it does not detect low voltage, it does not switch on/off automatically. It does provide protection against spikes by absorbing it but the capacitor (?) will need to be replaced after a few uses. The Progressive Industries rep suggested this hardwired model with remote display, EMS-HW30C, which is also recommended by many users here. The rep said it's really not difficult to install it by myself.

Long story short, has anyone installed this model or the similar one without the remote by yourself? Is there any challenge? Obviously I'm not an electrician and don't plan to challenge myself to be one.

I have a Rockwood 2703WS and found plenty of room to mount the PI EMS-HW30C behind the converter. I am not an electrician and simply followed the instructions provided. Got it right the first try.

I have had a couple of occasions when the unit cut off power in low voltage situations.

I also pay close attention to the amps drawn by various appliances. This is helpful when DW begins plugging in multiple devices.

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Old 02-04-2015, 05:05 AM   #13
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In our Sunseeker, the cord comes in under the bed, where the transfer switch (between shore power and generator) is located and the power distribution panel. I mounted the system in that space. I found that the wire coming out of the transfer switch to the distro panel had lots of slack, so I cut that wire and used it to go in and out of the surge protector. Mounted the remote display next to the distro panel.

The advantage to mounting after the transfer switch is that you get protection not only on the incoming shore power, but also power from your generator. And the monitor tells you when you are approaching the upper limits of amps your generator can handle, and that it is putting out adequate voltage at or near 60 Htz. The disadvantage is that a large spike from shore power might take out the transfer switch since it is before the surge protection.

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