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Old 06-28-2016, 03:48 PM   #1
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Progressive surge protector install

Have a 2015 425 amp, can someone tell me where they've installed their hard wired surge protector? Any help, pics, would be great. Thanks

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Old 06-28-2016, 04:03 PM   #2
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Have a 2015 425 amp, can someone tell me where they've installed their hard wired surge protector? Any help, pics, would be great. Thanks

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I know you probably have a different camper than I, but you can look at my thread here and see where I hard wired a surge protector and voltage regulator.

I have done this on all the campers we have owned and always found space for stuff like this next to the converter.

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Slightly different model, but same idea. I pulled the wire from the outside connector out of the transfer switch and ran it straight forward to the curbside basement opening. Mounted it to the ceiling (bedroom floor) and then ran wire back to the transfer switch. I didn't want the EMS part of the generator circuit...

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Old 06-30-2016, 10:20 PM   #4
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I installed mine behind the heater vent, it was the easiest place to splice into the wiring.
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Keep in mind when you install a pi ems they need air space underneath them!
They do get quite warm on the bottom!


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Old 07-01-2016, 03:14 PM   #6
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Keep in mind when you install a pi ems they need air space underneath them!
They do get quite warm on the bottom!


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I wouldn't say need. Progressive Industries does not mention a need to mount with airflow at the back nor do they mount it like that in the installation video.

I am not saying it wouldn't help keep the unit cooler but I wouldn't say it is needed. Mount it as I tended and it will be just fine.
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I wouldn't say need. Progressive Industries does not mention a need to mount with airflow at the back nor do they mount it like that in the installation video.

I am not saying it wouldn't help keep the unit cooler but I wouldn't say it is needed. Mount it as I tended and it will be just fine.


Yeah well it doesn't specifically "say" anything about that but the dark brown burnt spot on my floor says it does, as well as the owner when I called him on it.


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Whoa, no need to get defensive. All I am saying is that from my research, in most cases I doubt the heat from the EMS is anything to be truly concerned about. It sounds like your experience is out of the ordinary because for something to get hot enough to burn through the casing and mark your floor it would have to be extremely hot. Perhaps you had a defective unit. Not knowing the specifics around the situation I cannot say for certain.

What I can say is that mine has been mounted in the same position and in use 24/7 since October 2015 without any issues of heat. I was merely saying that simply because you had a bad experience is not a reason to blanket a "required" method of installation when the apparent majority have not observed the same issue. A cautionary warning would suffice to let others know of your experience, but your experience alone is not sufficient to override the manufacturer's installation instructions with what you believe to be required.
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