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Old 05-26-2018, 08:06 AM   #1
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PI EMS keeps shutting off power with Low Voltage E04.

I tried a neighbors pedestal and they are a consistent 116 volts. I talked to camp maintenance and he said it's Memorial Day weekend and a few are complaining about low voltage. But if my neighbor is a consistent 116 and mine is 106 dropping to 104 regularly, doesn't that indicate a problem with the pedestal?

The campground is packed and all the ACs are running.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:38 AM   #2
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the two pedestals (yours and neighbors) are probably on separate feed loops. it sounds like the loop yours is connected to has pretty heavy usage from all the pedestals on that loop. as usage (amperage) increases the voltage decreases. or possibly longer runs and / or high resistance connections on that loop. so what did the campground say they were going to do to correct it for you and the others?
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:42 AM   #3
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The few times I’ve experienced this, the campground basically said, “well that’s too bad”. In one case. I could get by without A/C. In another, I found as long as I ran just 1 high use appliance, I could just barely get by.

My options were to leave, run a generator, or buy an AutoFormer.

Took me a while, but I finally ordered an autoFormer. It doesn’t help you this weekend, but does help you in the future.
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Loose connections or a worn out outlet could also be the culprit. Use an adapter and try another plug (50 or 30h if available.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:45 AM   #5
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Loose connections or a worn out outlet could also be the culprit. Use an adapter and try another plug (50 or 30h if available.
There are 4 plug ins (4 sites) and they are all 30 amp. But I do like the idea of getting an adapter for 50 amp in the future.
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Ok... Considering going into bypass mode. This is ridiculous... It's shutting off every 2 minutes after starting.

Anyone want to talk me out of it???
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:24 AM   #7
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If you use your by-pass then don't use use your air conditioning...my opinion.
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Have you put your water heater and fridge on propane alone if possible to reduce load and maybe you can run AC with EMS in service?
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You can always do what most of my camping buddies have done, get rid of the EMS entirely. I was going to invest in one until about four of them told me the EMS caused too many problems between situations like yours and false errors. I'll just keep checking pedestals with a meter
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You can always do what most of my camping buddies have done, get rid of the EMS entirely. I was going to invest in one until about four of them told me the EMS caused too many problems between situations like yours and false errors. I'll just keep checking pedestals with a meter


You can check a pedestal with a meter and have acceptable voltage, but may drop considerably when under load. I wouldn’t be without one.
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