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Old 07-23-2015, 09:17 AM   #61
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:20 AM   #62
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sorry to get off topic
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:15 PM   #63
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This is a great post. Thanks everyone for your input. I have a Sunseeker 3170 DSF and I use progressive. I found today online the Hughes 30 amp auto former. Looks interesting. Does anybody have any experience/thoughts on that?
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This is a great post. Thanks everyone for your input. I have a Sunseeker 3170 DSF and I use progressive. I found today online the Hughes 30 amp auto former. Looks interesting. Does anybody have any experience/thoughts on that?
There was somewhat of a heated discussion on Franks autoformer. Here is the link
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Thanks curnchman. Old post but good information. I think I am just comfortable with my Progressive EMS. If it shuts thing down then I know it may be time to conserve or go to the generator. Amazing we still call this camping!
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:34 AM   #66
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Thanks curnchman. Old post but good information. I think I am just comfortable with my Progressive EMS. If it shuts thing down then I know it may be time to conserve or go to the generator. Amazing we still call this camping!
No problem, there is no reason to rough it if you don't have to.
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Hey, Y'all. Just got back from our shakedown cruise in the new trailer. I want to thank everyone for their input on the Progressive EMS. As far as I'm concerned, this thing paid for itself the first trip. No, we didn't have a problem with the power pole, but getting to see how many amps we were pulling at any given moment was great. We cannot run the AC and microwave at the same time because the microwave pulls WAY more amps than the manual says. We got shut down one time, but after we realized what happened and everything reset, we never had another problem. I very highly recommend the Progressive. By the way, I went with the portable unit, because that works best for my situation, but whatever you do, if you don't have one, get one. The peace of mind is worth every penny. Progressive, you get 5 stars from me.
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Hey, Y'all. Just got back from our shakedown cruise in the new trailer. I want to thank everyone for their input on the Progressive EMS. As far as I'm concerned, this thing paid for itself the first trip. No, we didn't have a problem with the power pole, but getting to see how many amps we were pulling at any given moment was great. We cannot run the AC and microwave at the same time because the microwave pulls WAY more amps than the manual says. We got shut down one time, but after we realized what happened and everything reset, we never had another problem. I very highly recommend the Progressive. By the way, I went with the portable unit, because that works best for my situation, but whatever you do, if you don't have one, get one. The peace of mind is worth every penny. Progressive, you get 5 stars from me.
I am glad to hear you had a good shake down cruise! It is always nice to hear about good experiences instead of all the problems some have.

I upgraded to a 32 foot 08 5er earlier this year. I hoped to have it out by now but due to medical reasons have not been able to get it out. I am now hoping to get out the beginning of September. If all goes well I will head for SC the middle of September.

I started this thread because of all the problems everyone wrote in about all the power problems they have had. I also went with the Progressive portable EMS unit. Portable or permanent mount, I don't think it matters. The important thing is you have the protection! You would think manufactures would at least make it an option. Don't understand why they don't.

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When I first installed my PI EMS and plugged it into my garage outlet, it gave me an E2 error and wouldn't allow power. Finally inspected the outlet and found a missing ground. Don't know if anything would have been damaged if I had plugged in without the EMS, but it definitely was a safety issue.
About two weeks ago I added an extension cord to my camper cord and again plugged into the same outlet and the EMS threw a E1 error (reverse polarity). Using a different cord cleared the error and allowed power.
So the PI EMS potentially saved me twice plugged in at home.
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When I first installed my PI EMS and plugged it into my garage outlet, it gave me an E2 error and wouldn't allow power. Finally inspected the outlet and found a missing ground. Don't know if anything would have been damaged if I had plugged in without the EMS, but it definitely was a safety issue.
About two weeks ago I added an extension cord to my camper cord and again plugged into the same outlet and the EMS threw a E1 error (reverse polarity). Using a different cord cleared the error and allowed power.
So the PI EMS potentially saved me twice plugged in at home.
These are great examples of what can happen, even sitting in our own driveway! Many of us are second or even third owners of a house. I worked twenty years as an industrial electrician and twenty-two years as a building engine-rear and probably wound not have tested that outlet for a ground, and would not have expected reverse polarity on an extension cord. You never know.


Was it a home made cord or a factory cord?

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