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Old 09-10-2016, 05:56 PM   #11
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I have the portable 50amp EMS. The ONLY reason I do not have hard wired unit; fear of electrocution and flames at 2 am!
I cannot put batteries correctly in a flashlight. Not trying EMS install !! Bought a hard wired unit at the FR Rally 2 years ago; contingent they find an installer at the Rally. ( Goshen) did not happen so I went portable. Works great!! Bulky, yes. Efficient, yes. Ez to lock to anything solid, yes. What I do not like is losing the damned keys to remove it ( twice now ) AND they are WATER RESISTANT, vs WATER PROOF.
Go with hard wired if you can. BUT PLEASE, please buy something and USE IT!!
Don't ask me how I know about "open neutral" at 11pm in AZ on an UPSCALE INDIAN RESERVATION!!
They were gracious and replaced my microwave via next day from Amazon.
Also, hidden damage: weakened inverter; burned water heater electric connection.
You just need one night experience like this and YOU WILL BUY EMS.
We slept that night totally unhooked for fear of FIRE!!
Fire in a cardboard box with little exit door; not good!!
I chose Progressive because of positive reviews and lifetime warranty.
Portability is OVERRATED. What's $500 when you are considering a trade or sale?! Might help, might not!
Do it for you and your loved ones!!
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:16 PM   #12
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Supplier of plugs?

Witch Doctor and/or 325BH, could you point me to where you purchased your 50 amp. male and female plugs. So far, my research at Lowes site has only a male that looks far to light for the load. I haven't looked to far yet, but, will go this route when I install hardwired progressive.
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:47 PM   #13
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Witch Doctor and/or 325BH, could you point me to where you purchased your 50 amp. male and female plugs. So far, my research at Lowes site has only a male that looks far to light for the load. I haven't looked to far yet, but, will go this route when I install hardwired progressive.


Amazon.com. Search for Camco plugs and receptacle.

55255 for plug
55353 for receptacle

You will need two of each.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:49 PM   #14
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Gotcha

I ran out of time and almost got there. Marinco was my last quick look before 5PM bandwidth crash on ATT DSL.

I'm retired from there, but, can't get good DSL in neighborhood.

Will look tonight.


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Old 09-13-2016, 08:19 PM   #15
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Don't skimp on a protector! It will end up costing you a fortune if you have a dropped neutral or lightning strike. It hasn't happened to us, but I've seen it first hand at Georgia Veterans State park in a lightning storm. Fried several units and knocked off power for several hours.
We have the portable Progressive Industries unit and wouldn't plug in without it installed. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing!
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:46 PM   #16
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We returned home today from 131 days on the road. In Canada and Alaska the PI saved us a number of times, shutting down for low or high voltage. Don't leave home without some kind of protection.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:18 PM   #17
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I just installed the progressive industries ems-hw30 in my camper. Went in rather smoothly, but not without incident. I had to purchase extra 10 gauge wire and stripped the power inlet hooking it back up. So-after ordering and installing a new power inlet, everything is working great. I also ordered the extra remote viewer for viewing inside the camper.

Now I can rest knowing I have some sort of protection.


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