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Old 08-14-2018, 05:02 PM   #1
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Installing a hardwired Progressive EMS. Need advice

Hi all, I'm installing a Progressive Industries EMS-LCHW50 Hardwired RV Surge and Electrical Protector in my 2017 Hathaway 36CKTS. My questions are (1) where does everyone locate it, (2) is there enough slack in the supply line from the 50 amp receptacle to the converter, (3) any advise or suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 08-14-2018, 05:19 PM   #2
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Hi all, I'm installing a Progressive Industries EMS-LCHW50 Hardwired RV Surge and Electrical Protector in my 2017 Hathaway 36CKTS. My questions are (1) where does everyone locate it, (2) is there enough slack in the supply line from the 50 amp receptacle to the converter, (3) any advise or suggestions are appreciated.

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That's where i installed mine. Different trailer but i had room behind my converter and just got a short piece of 3 conductor and spliced it in the ems.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:46 PM   #3
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Anyone with a 36CKTS? I was thinking of installing it in the garage near the opening for the central vac.....
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:27 PM   #4
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I have a tt, i removed circuit breaker panel and installed it behind there. Disconnected the feed from panel wired it directly to ems, ran #6 wire from ems back to panel. Reinstalled panel. You have to run #6 wire for the 50 amp ems.
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:02 PM   #5
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Hi all, I'm installing a Progressive Industries EMS-LCHW50 Hardwired RV Surge and Electrical Protector in my 2017 Hathaway 36CKTS. My questions are (1) where does everyone locate it, (2) is there enough slack in the supply line from the 50 amp receptacle to the converter, (3) any advise or suggestions are appreciated.

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I'm happy for you, our EMS-HW30C is supposed to be delivered tomorrow, ... very anxious to get it and get it installed, ... DW says I enjoy doing things like this to our Micro Lite so much, it's like an early Christmas, ... hope your install goes well, ... happy camping
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:36 PM   #6
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Don't forget to carry appropriate wires as jumpers to bypass the EMS if it fails. It does sometimes happen, and you are stuck with no power otherwise.
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Don't forget to carry appropriate wires as jumpers to bypass the EMS if it fails. It does sometimes happen, and you are stuck with no power otherwise.

Or....another member wired the unit in using extension cord ends so that if a major surge ever cooked the EMS one could simply unplug the cable ends from the EMS and connect them together.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:56 PM   #8
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I have the 30 amp installed in my TT behind the inverter/panel. I carry a 4 inch square junction box and 2 romex connectors and wire nuts with me in case the unit fails. With the 50 amp you might want the larger junction box a 4 11/16". Also you should know that the Progressive surge guard will not work with an inverter type generator. At least that is what I have been told.
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I have the 30 amp installed in my TT behind the inverter/panel. I carry a 4 inch square junction box and 2 romex connectors and wire nuts with me in case the unit fails. With the 50 amp you might want the larger junction box a 4 11/16". Also you should know that the Progressive surge guard will not work with an inverter type generator. At least that is what I have been told.


You can put together an “Edison plug” to get past the inverter gen issue. Super simple fix.
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:38 PM   #10
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I have a 2014 Ckts , I put mine behind the furnace cover to the left of the the fuse panel plenty of room to work the hard part was bending the cables into the ems , I also used the remote display in the basement, it lets me know if the power is alright
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