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Old 06-30-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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EMS Clicking

Tonight I thought I would try a dry run on using my Honda Inverter generator EU300IS to power my 5th wheel camper. We plan on doing some boon docking in the near future and I wanted to see what it was capable of doing.

I also have a Progressive EMS-HW50c hardwired in. When i plugged into the generator, I was not getting power to the air conditioners and microwave. The EMS was showing an error of E2 which is an open ground. I turned the EMS off via the small switch on the remote monitor and everything started working.

My concern is that when the air conditioner kicks on there is a couple of seconds of clicking coming from (what I believe) is the EMS box under foot. Can anyone explain what is happening? I plan on calling Progressive in the morning.

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Read this article by Mike Sokol, as this is probably your problem, which is common with inverter type and small generators... as he discusses your generator and EMS in great detail.

Generator Ground-Neutral Bonding | No~Shock~Zone

Mike shows you how to fix the problem pretty simply.

Here is his youtube video on the same thing:

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Old 06-30-2016, 09:08 PM   #3
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Read this article by Mike Sokol, as this is probably your problem, which is common with inverter type and small generators... as he discusses your generator and EMS in great detail.

Generator Ground-Neutral Bonding | No~Shock~Zone

Mike shows you how to fix the problem pretty simply.

Here is his youtube video on the same thing:

Thank you. Looks like a quick trip to the hardware store in the morning may correct my problem.

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You are welcome, and please make sure to thank Mike, as he is a member here (jmsokol) and an all around great person.

I think this will get you all lined out.
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That did the trick. Thanks all!

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That did the trick. Thanks all!

John
Had to do the same thing to our Generator,the "No Shock Zone" sure knows his stuff! I don't know why the Genny MFG say "RV Ready" without "EMS" only,then they are Supplying Voltage with a "Open Ground"! Youroo!!
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