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Old 11-25-2013, 09:37 AM   #11
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30-amp is much easier than 50-amp.

I think going with the portable is a good choice.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #12
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I have the PI 50 amp portable. It is a simple surge only protector. I should have bought one that protects against low voltage as that seems to be more common than surges.

Last year in FL, my neighbors heat pump failed and she had the same unit that I do. The tech told her it could have been low voltage.


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Old 11-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #13
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I just talked to Camping World and the $29 install is really not true, you have to read the fine print. I was told that was not covered under the $29 fee and it would be 2 hours at $120 per hour plus parts. I am thinking now about the portable one now, I don't need to try to wire the unit up myself, I might kill myself or melt the camper.
My trailer is presently at Camping World, getting my axles, and brakes serviced and having the in-line surge protector installed. The install is costing me $29.00.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ge-guard/69522

I do have a question for those of you that have this type of in-line surge protector. Running a Honda generator (EU2000i) will it shut down power to trailer when the generator cycles from idle to full power while using appliances???
I hope this question makes sense.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:38 AM   #14
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I believe the surge protectors are designed to handle up to 132 volts for 8 seconds before they will shut down. I think you'll be ok.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #15
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We have a Honda EU2000i and a Progressive 50 amp EMS and it works fine when the generator load jumps from appliances being cycled.

You do need to use a ground neutral adapter on the Honda or the Progressive EMS will not work with the Honda generators.

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Old 11-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #16
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We have a Honda EU2000i and a Progressive 50 amp EMS and it works fine when the generator load jumps from appliances being cycled.

You do need to use a ground neutral adapter on the Honda or the Progressive EMS will not work with the Honda generators.


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I have a Champion 4000W gen and a (hard wired) Progressive 30 amp EMS. Will I need to use a ground neutral adapter as well?
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #17
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Sidney

I have a Champion 4000W gen and a (hard wired) Progressive 30 amp EMS. Will I need to use a ground neutral adapter as well?
Yes!

And you can make it yourself.

Buy a male plug in at hardware store.
Run a short wire from ground terminal. "Green" screw to the neutral screw "silver".
The "hot" one is gold colored, leave it blank.


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I have a Champion 4000W gen and a (hard wired) Progressive 30 amp EMS. Will I need to use a ground neutral adapter as well?
I don't know about the Champion gennies.

But any generator that is not wired ground neutral would require the adapter to work with the Progressive EMS.

As Turbs mentioned the adapters are very simple to make.
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Yes! And you can make it yourself. Buy a male plug in at hardware store. Run a short wire from ground terminal. "Green" screw to the neutral screw "silver". The "hot" one is gold colored, leave it blank. Turbs
Turbs- where do you plug in said adapter? I just ordered a PI EMS30 for my new Evo 2850 and run a Honda 2000.
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Or just shut off the EMS when on the generator? Is there still a real need fo the EMS when on a genny? Inquiring minds wanna know.
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