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Old 06-01-2015, 06:36 AM   #1
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I have a Coachman 5th wheel with a Progressive Industries EMS hardwired protection unit. Recently bought a Champion generator that has a 30 amp RV plug already on generator. Tried to use for first time Saturday, and get a E2 fault, open ground. Does the generator need any type of grounding or is there a possible problem with my new generator?
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:43 AM   #2
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Get one of these done and problem solve.......

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I've come across that while researching, but was wondering if it would be necessary or not since it has an RV outlet on it. You would hope they would have addressed this.
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I've come across that while researching, but was wondering if it would be necessary or not since it has an RV outlet on it. You would hope they would have addressed this.
Seems like a logical thing to do, right? But I'm pretty sure that Champion has not bonded the neutral-ground on this generator just because it has a TT-30 outlet. Adding a G-N bonding plug to the 20-amp receptacle is cheap and easy while connected to your RV, and it can easily be removed if you want to use this generator to power your home electrical system via a proper transfer switch.

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:26 AM   #5
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Seems like a logical thing to do, right? But I'm pretty sure that Champion has not bonded the neutral-ground on this generator just because it has a TT-30 outlet. Adding a G-N bonding plug to the 20-amp receptacle is cheap and easy while connected to your RV, and it can easily be removed if you want to use this generator to power your home electrical system via a proper transfer switch.

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Seems like Expert advice since Mike (Wrote the Book!) Youroo!!
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Seems like Expert advice since Mike (Wrote the Book!) Youroo!!
I plan to send of copy of my No~Shock~Zone book to the engineering department at Champion. They could easily include a G-N plug with this model generator and document when to use it.

Please email me a picture of your generator with a G-N bonding plug if you can. I'll send that along to Champion as well. My email is listed below.

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Mike I was just (Backing You Up) I have a Honda Gen! Maybe PI needs to include a Check List also about (SOME Gen) not working with their units (Without THE PLUG) Mod? Youroo!!
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I'll be making one this week and post results here. Thanks
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If anyone else has any solutions, ideas or input, please add
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I believe you can flip the bypass switch on the remote display. It will bypass the unit, but still give surge protection. Never tried it since I did the plug.

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Bypass switch: This switch is located on the remote panel, and allows the user to bypass the computer circuit in the EMS in the event of computer failure, thus allowing source power into the RV. This does not disable the surge protection portion of the EMS
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