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Old 04-03-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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Hardwire surge protection in 21fbrs

Wanted to see if anyone has installed a hardwired surge protector in a Flagstaff 21fbrs. I've half heartedly poked around looking for the wiring routing. Wanted to see if anyone has done it already that can give me some ideas of where to install one.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:00 PM   #2
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Wanted to see if anyone has installed a hardwired surge protector in a Flagstaff 21fbrs. I've half heartedly poked around looking for the wiring routing. Wanted to see if anyone has done it already that can give me some ideas of where to install one.
Is there room behind the distribution center?


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Haven't poked in there yet, but was thinking about looking when I get a chance. Appears to be pretty shallow behind it, but can't really tell without removing the panel.
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Haven't poked in there yet, but was thinking about looking when I get a chance. Appears to be pretty shallow behind it, but can't really tell without removing the panel.
Post up pics of your install when you get to it.


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I pulled the panel last night. LOTS of room. I just have to figure out which cable is the power coming in. Look very similar to yours. I'll take pics and post em as soon as I get it installed. (Gotta order the surge protector first).
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I pulled the panel last night. LOTS of room. I just have to figure out which cable is the power coming in. Look very similar to yours. I'll take pics and post em as soon as I get it installed. (Gotta order the surge protector first).
I'd consider buying the 30 amp twist locks for easy installation and removal.

If something should happen to the ems while camping you'll have to "rewire" to continue camping, whereas if you install the 30 amp plugs you can "unplug" ems and plug the two ends back together and go about camping!
You can find the plugs on ebay for about $18.00 a pair.
Don't go to your local hardware or big box store as you'll pay that each or more!


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Excellent idea! I believe I have a couple of the 30 amp connectors laying in my garage somewhere. Came with a generator i bought years ago. I save everything. Never know when you might need it

My power cable appears to be in the same location as yours; orange coming in on upper back left corner.
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I'd consider buying the 30 amp twist locks for easy installation and removal.

If something should happen to the ems while camping you'll have to "rewire" to continue camping, whereas if you install the 30 amp plugs you can "unplug" ems and plug the two ends back together and go about camping!
You can find the plugs on ebay for about $18.00 a pair.
Don't go to your local hardware or big box store as you'll pay that each or more!


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It is also a good idea to make sure a female end is on the source side(coming in)
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Installed my EMS this past weekend. Very straight-forward instructions. Traced my main power wire from the external connection, under the bathroom sink, under shower pan, behind toilet, and behind distribution center. Plenty of extra wire to work with. Just cut the wire (with no power applied of course) and spliced into the EMS. Almost identical to your photos Turbo. Mounted the digital readout next to the distribution panel. I'll post some pics soon. Thanks!
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