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Old 03-18-2016, 11:56 AM   #41
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I Have the portable 30 amp EMS. I've sold the TT and buying a 5'er, of course 50 amp. So I need a new 50 amp EMS from PI.

I like the portable, but do see benefit of fixed system. Hmmm.

So.......is there any benefit to keeping the 30 amp for any reason??? I don't see any reason to have two, but I already have this 30 amp...... any reason to keep it, or better to sell it?
Sell it!
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:00 PM   #42
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I don't see a reason to keep both... perhaps the OP would be interested in buying it??
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:43 PM   #43
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Would you go with the surge protector for $109 or the power management system for $250?

Power management system. That way if weather is bad you don't have to go outside for codes, also has A/C delay, it's harder to steal.


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Old 03-18-2016, 12:44 PM   #44
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One thing to remember when installing a hard wired that is forgotten about. Most units have a time delay (2 minute 15 second delay) and when plug it in, run inside to turn on the A/C, BAM!!! No power!! Just wait, it's coming!!! It seems like for ever when your in a hurry.
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:16 PM   #45
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Same argument could be used against carrying a spare..."Haven't had a flat in 10 years".
Until your out boondocking, middle of nowhere, and wake up on a Sunday morning to get going and find you have a flat!!
Bet you'd wish you had a spare!!
Better to have it and never, ever need it, than to be without, stuck for a loooong time.
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:32 PM   #46
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I have a portable unit and I added plugs in the bathroom vanity and connected it there where the cord comes into the unit. With the partition removed, I can open the door on the vanity and easily see the readout and I don't need to worry about hooking it up or securing it. I was also able to easily unplug it and move it to my new Roo!
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:32 PM   #47
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I have a portable unit and I added plugs in the bathroom vanity and connected it there where the cord comes into the unit. With the partition removed, I can open the door on the vanity and easily see the readout and I don't need to worry about hooking it up or securing it. I was also able to easily unplug it and move it to my new Roo!

Great idea. Can you post pics?
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I have a portable unit and I added plugs in the bathroom vanity and connected it there where the cord comes into the unit. With the partition removed, I can open the door on the vanity and easily see the readout and I don't need to worry about hooking it up or securing it. I was also able to easily unplug it and move it to my new Roo!
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:10 PM   #49
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I bought a portable 30amp surge protector band name with a plastic housing that locks around the connection to the pedestal. The problem is my TT came with a quick release power cord so if someone wants to steal it they just unscrew the power cord from the TT and take the whole cord with the surge protector connected. Wish there were a way to lock the twist power cords to the TT.
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Some of the power pedestals have a cover with a hasp that you can lock shut so the one end of the surge protector is locked. Unfortunately if someone wants it bad enough, they'll get it anyway.
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