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Old 01-14-2016, 04:53 PM   #1
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Hard wired EMS 50 C surge protector

Greetings to all from here in snowy Western Michigan. I just bought the installable or the hardwired Progressive Industries EMS HW 50 C and M looking at options for installation.
Someone mentioned that old coot somehow installed his in the same location but apparently he installed a plug on the device and was able to plug it in so to speak for portability.
I too would be interested in that type of installation if I could get a little more information on how or if it was done. I would like to be able to easily remove my hardwired EMS surge protector in the event that I decide to upgrade my recreational vehicle. To be able to plug or unplug it from inside the trailer would be ideal. The thing is I guess I would have to install to mail and two female 50 amp receptacles in order to plug or unplug the device. Or would it be possible to install some sort of junction box behind the fuse box in order to wire search protector to the fuse panel?


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Old 01-14-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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Oops...Autocorrected again! That's SURGE not " search" protector , though a search protector might come in handy when crossing the border 😜
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:36 PM   #3
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You are correct with the plugs. That's how some install it. For me, it was just as easy to pull the cord in and connect to the PI then run another Romex back to junction box.


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Old 01-14-2016, 06:30 PM   #4
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You are correct with the plugs. That's how some install it. For me, it was just as easy to pull the cord in and connect to the PI then run another Romex back to junction box.


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I would have to agree.
That seems to be a lot of cost ( plugs and receptacles) and hassle.. For what is likely going to be in there for a few years.
Just hard wire, when you sell, either leave it, or reconnect the shore to the panel. Wouldn't take more than 20 mins.


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Old 01-14-2016, 06:36 PM   #5
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Here's one installation of a 30 amps but would be similar for 50 amps...

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2 pairs of 50 amp plugs would be expensive. If you ever need to take it out in future, you could always reconnect wires using a junction box
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Thanks all...being new to RV electronics, is it safe to assume "Romex" is a generic term referring to all different gauges of wire, including the 6 gauge wire I am going to use to connect to the fuse box? Sure would be nice to not have to wrestle with that 6 gauge wire and use something I could easily bend and insert in the connectors!
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Thanks all...being new to RV electronics, is it safe to assume "Romex" is a generic term referring to all different gauges of wire, including the 6 gauge wire I am going to use to connect to the fuse box? Sure would be nice to not have to wrestle with that 6 gauge wire and use something I could easily bend and insert in the connectors!
Get a section of 6-3 appliance cord from Home Depot or Lowes. Won't take but a foot or two. This wire is a high multi-strand wire and very flexible. Makes maneuvering the wire much easier.
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Hey Fonzie... I don't think that the link you posted works. It linked to some postings from 2006 that made reference to something apparently not related to the topic we are discussing. Can you repost it?


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Aqua man, thank you for your advice. I bought some 6-3 wire at home depot, see the attached picture, and it is as stiff as a board and very difficult to maneuver. Is there more than one type of 6-3 cable? Hopefully, I can return it and get something a little more flexible, if such wire exists.
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