View Poll Results: Portable or Hardwired?
Portable - EMS-PT50C 22 47.83%
Hardwired - EMS-HW50C 24 52.17%
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:12 PM   #31
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I installed an EMS-LCHW50 hardwired inside the basement cord compartment. It's protected from weather and theft.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:25 PM   #32
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Just purchase the EMS-LCHW50 for my 2015 GT 351DS. Anyone install this unit in your 351DS. The space is tight.., where did you install it?
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:58 PM   #33
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I have the portable version and it has saved me many times. Great investment. But sorry I can't help you with the location.
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:44 PM   #34
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The only place close I can locate is where the 120v gray cable go to the outlet. I was thinking on mounting it the bit raising it over the 120v cable. Maybe use some spacers or build a bracket to clear the cable??


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Old 09-27-2015, 01:57 PM   #35
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Ours is right where the grey cable is, bolted on the wall. We had the dealer install prior to picking it up. I will look for a photo, I am not sure if I have one and we don't store it nearby.....
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:03 PM   #36
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I can suggest based on having owned and used both. I started with the portable when I owned my ERA class B motorhome. I now own a 33' Wildcat Maxx TT and had the dealer install/hardwire my Progressive 50 AMP unit in my TT. I much prefer the hardwired unit for the following reasons:

1) the portable unit is plugged into the post so it's relative unsecured.
2) You have no idea of what's going on with your power after you initially plugin into your unit since the readout is external to your unit.
3.) I felt it was just 1 more thing to do when setting up camp and if the Progressive unit shut off the power due to a lightning strike, etc, I had to go outside to reset it.

No question in my mind, the extra cost of the hardwired unit was $$ well spent!
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:47 PM   #37
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One possible location is to relocate the converter to the ceiling of your cargo hull and then mount the EMS in the converters location.
Also how much lead do you have coming from the power cord?
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:51 PM   #38
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I agree on the portable unit which I have. I am planning to cut my cord and add plugs so I can have my portable unit locked inside the bay, and be connected online
That way if it does get damaged, I can still run unprotected from the pedestal until the unit is replaced or fixed. Note the progressive unit has an minutes warranty.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:28 PM   #39
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[QUOTE=360true;995208]I agree on the portable unit which I have. I am planning to cut my cord and add plugs so I can have my portable unit locked inside the bay, and be connected online
That way if it does get damaged, I can still run unprotected from the pedestal until the unit is replaced or fixed. Note the progressive unit has an minutes warranty.

Will that effect the warranty or did I misunderstand what cord you were cutting?
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:10 PM   #40
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ChrissndGarren- is your 120v receptacle relocated? I was looking and this may be an option to go.

Just looking to see what's the easiest to relocate.


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