Originally Posted by dbt1980
Hi I'm new to the forum and recently bought a evo 2550. I have had other trailers but never installed a surge protected. Looks like the hard wired progressive industries is the one recommended here just curious where the best place to mount it is.
Welcome to the forum. As you've noticed, you'll get loads of great advice on just about every conceivable question and problem you will face.
I installed the PI EMS on my 5er. I found it easy enough even though I have zero experience in such matters - just followed their instructions. The hardest part is getting the wires to fit into the connectors inside the EMS. 36 cable isn't the most ductile of materials.
For me, I just followed the path from where the 50amp service entered the rig and up to the consumer unit (fuse panel). I disconnected the wires at that point and attached the wires from the 1 meter length of #6 cable I'd bought into the same connectors. I then attached the other end of this 1 meter cable to the inside of the PI unit on the exit side of the box.
The cable I'd disconnected from the consumer unit went in to the supply (front end) of the PI box. I then just located where I wanted the remote display to be attached and fed the line through and plugged it in to the unit.
No big flash or bang when I connected to the mains and all has worked well ever since. The PI unit has saved my rig once or twice with low voltage and again when the campground was in a thunderstorm. The unit itself is guaranteed for life and made in the US.