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Old 11-12-2017, 09:30 PM   #1
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Installed the Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C

So, I installed a hard wired surge protector and EMS unit to replace one I had been using at the podium. I researched on this fourm (which was very helpful) where to place it and came to the conclusion there are 2 placement options.
  1. Under the bathroom sink where the power first enters the camper.
  2. Behind the power converter.

I chose behind the power converter. The issue I wrestled with is where to place the display screen, I personally cringe at drilling into the cabinetry, so I wanted to share the placement of mine to give others that may be considering installing this setup another idea.

I routed the cable to the rear storage area (by the water filter) and installed in the removable partition.

Whether you choose option 1 or 2 above, you could do this easily, as there are open pathways from either place.

This achieves 2 things;
  1. (Most Importantly) You can plug into the podium at a campsite and check for errors before you set-up.
  2. You don't have to drill into any cabinetry.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:51 PM   #2
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Creative. But won't the stuff you store in there block your view of the display?
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:01 PM   #3
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Creative. But won't the stuff you store in there block your view of the display?

I personally don't fill that storage up in front of the door... though I could see it may be a consideration for others, one could install it up higher on the partition to make it easier to see over other items.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:24 PM   #4
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I guess it depends on how you use it. I bought mine in part to manage the electrical loads. If I can't see the display from inside...I can't mange the load.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:39 PM   #5
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Mine is mounted in the bedroom facing the front of the coach. I can read the display from most places inside to also manage my load on the power to the coach.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:20 PM   #6
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Here is my understanding;
The Progressive Industries EMS monitors & displays the power quality / issues from the podium to the power converter and takes action if certain issues arise. However the power quality past the power converter (internal) can vary significantly from the power being delivered by the podium.

For example: Podium --> Power Converter = 120 volts, Power Converter --> Inside the Camper = 104 volts with multiple loads drawing it down.

I utilize the TRC Digital Monitor inside the camper to tell me if the voltage that the converter is distributing drops, it has an audible alarm that sounds.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:31 PM   #7
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I like having the display unit inside so I can see what's going on. When in Virginia recently I was having periods of low voltage and having the display readily available was quite helpful.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:37 PM   #8
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The loads will drop the voltage, but that includes the incoming voltage as well. The EMS will show the reduced voltage when under load, as will the monitoring device that you use.
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I guess it depends on how you use it. I bought mine in part to manage the electrical loads. If I can't see the display from inside...I can't mange the load.
X2, I like to see the display on the interior when I am maximizing the loads.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:30 PM   #10
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When I was looking for a good place to mount mine in my 2017 23ikss, I pulled off the air return grate under the rear bunk and installed the unit in there, there was enough room. I put to display monitor on the panel next to the grate, I can see it almost anywhere in the camper, plus we can just hand the blanket over the edge to cover it up if the light gets annoying.
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