View Poll Results: Portable or Hardwired?
Portable - EMS-PT50C 22 47.83%
Hardwired - EMS-HW50C 24 52.17%
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:28 PM   #11
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Hardwired.

Helped install "2" hardwired units at the rally.
Total install time each?
About an hour.

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:43 PM   #12
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Hardwired.

Helped install "2" hardwired units at the rally.
Total install time each?
About an hour.

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:47 PM   #13
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hardwired with remote (which I have), you can bypass if necessary just with the flick of a switch on the remote panel you mount in the RV
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:13 PM   #14
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Brewjaz, when you plug in the hard wired version it checks all parameters before it allows any current to pass through to the load. If there is a problem it will not allow power to the load. There is also a delay of about 2 1/2 minutes before the relay closes after a power interruption to prevent rapid recycling of the AC compressor.
I installed the 50A version and the only difficulty was the stiffness of the wires. Certainly not a deal breaker but still a little troublesome for me anyways.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:40 PM   #15
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As I covered in another thread, I went portable because I know I'm eventually going to switch from a 30A trailer to something that's 50A, and I figured I'll get better resale out of a portable unit.

But, if this was an 'end of the line' unit, where I don't see myself swapping rigs shortly, than I'd have preferred a hardwired.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:37 PM   #16
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I vote and installed a hard wired type


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Old 09-03-2014, 09:18 PM   #17
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I vote and ordered the hardwired.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:17 PM   #18
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I vote hard wired. I installed mine and it caught faulty wiring on pedestal of first trip out!



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Old 09-04-2014, 08:10 AM   #19
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I have a portable. I am able to check the outlet before plugging in. Recently was at a remote campsite where I found three of four power pods had a problem. Is the first thing I doing in my setup process so our is ready to move rig of I must. I do like the idea of cutting the main power cord and with plugs install the portable so it stays inside the power cabinet. Also then can insert a short end of the power cable from the bottom instead of snaking 35' through the porthole. On my list to do!
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:30 AM   #20
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i got the portable for 2 reasons: 1. i was in a hurry and wanted to get going on my camp season and 2: i wanted to plug it in at each site and see the readouts prior to plugging in my power.

the device is not heavy and is easy to use. i like it.
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