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Old 10-04-2013, 01:53 AM   #1
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PI surge protector vs EMS

I understand we have been very fortunate as we have camped for years without having a surge protector or power protection unit. I tried searching and didn't find quite the information I need to make an informed purchase.

I believe Progressive Industries is the brand we will purchase. I understand the difference between the surge protector (SSP) and the power protection (EMS) units. From what I have read, the portable and hard-wired EMS units have the same protection qualities. What is the advantage of a hard-wired unit vs a portable, other than theft? What is the advantage of a remote display?

Thanks so much for your input.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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I tell you it nice seeing how many volts and amps you are drawing at every Minute !
I'm glad I bought the EMS HW50C with the display and there customer service was great with any question I had because I couldn't wait for the unit to go through its process as soon as I talk to the tech it went online and has worked ever sense !
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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I like my hard wired pi EMS because I don't have to think About it. Just plug in my regular cord and I'm protected. He's right about seeing power offstage as well. I mounted the remote display in a place I can look from outside the door. Very handy.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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I vote for ems hardwired!
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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So the protection is the same for all three and it's only a matter of convenience for the remote display. Thanks for your responses!
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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With the Hardwired unit it's often going to have to be mounted in a place where you can't see the box, so you'll want the remote display.

Yes, protection the same on all EMS.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #7
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I mounted mine using cord ends. That way, I can remove it fairly quickly if we ever seek the camper, or if the EMS fails. I think turbs did too. A little extra $$ up front, but worth it to me.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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I like my hard wired pi EMS because I don't have to think About it. Just plug in my regular cord and I'm protected. He's right about seeing power offstage as well. I mounted the remote display in a place I can look from outside the door. Very handy.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:35 PM   #9
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Just installed mine last Friday and used it over the weekend. Nice knowing all my electronics are protected and it is nice looking over at the display and knowing exactly what's going on electrically.
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Hardwired EMS as well. I mounted the display right above my Forest River control panel as that is right by the rear door. It keeps all control items in a single place.
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