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Old 04-25-2015, 07:56 PM   #1
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Just finished installation. After looking at different locations decided on shelf above power panel. Am going to build a shelf with a front panel to hide unit. Should I be concerned about heat build up from the unit.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:23 PM   #2
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The EMS has no reason to build up heat that I know of myself. Mine is behind my fuse panel in the back wardrobe closet.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:38 PM   #3
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Just finished installation. After looking at different locations decided on shelf above power panel. Am going to build a shelf with a front panel to hide unit. Should I be concerned about heat build up from the unit.
I asked this question on another thread, however do you hear a slight hum from your unit when plugged in? Thanks
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Yes a slight hum.Was thinking about insulating the space when I make a cover. That's why I wondered about heat.
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Just finished installation. After looking at different locations decided on shelf above power panel. Am going to build a shelf with a front panel to hide unit. Should I be concerned about heat build up from the unit.
The hum is normal comes from contactor which conducts power till opened by a fault. You can ventilate the shelf with holes top and bottom kept out of sight.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:45 PM   #6
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I didn't secure EMS to anything. It's just on the floor in the compartment behind the converter, under the refrigerator. The 10-2 wire is pretty stiff and doesn't let it walk around.

I had the converter out today installing a new DC circuit. While I was in there I looked at securing the EMS to the inside wall. I didn't see any way to screw it down. Are there holes inside the case?

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Mine has 4 holes around the base. 2 are kind of hidden by the wire clamps.
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I'm pretty happy with my installation! The EMS detects power flow at 1 amp, which happens when I power up the television and satellite receiver. The only thing that surprises me is the fact that the remote display flashes constantly, I would have thought one would need to press a button for display to work!
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The only thing that surprises me is the fact that the remote display flashes constantly, I would have thought one would need to press a button for display to work!
That's the reason I put my display unit in a cabinet. That flashing display would drive me crazy if I could see it all the time. I figure I really only need to look at it if the power is mysteriously off or I want to see my voltage and/or amps, which should not be that often.
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That's the reason I put my display unit in a cabinet.
Mine is mounted to the front of the power panel near floor level. I was contemplating a mini-project of moving it but, now that you mention the flashing, it may be best to leave it where it is. I can see it when I need to by stooping down.
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