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Old 09-02-2016, 06:23 AM   #1
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Hardwired Surge Protector Install

A buddy bought a portable surge protector and I was going to get the same, but after some research I discovered I could install the hardwired unit myself, so I purchased the Progressive Industries EMS-LCH W30 unit. I decided on the hardwired model over the portable for 3 reasons: I can't loose it, it can't be stolen from the campground electrical pedestal, and the Fault code reader is mounted inside the trailer.

Here is my install video. If you follow the enclosed manufactures directions its an easy install.

Full Disclosure: I am not an electrician and if you don't feel comfortable doing electrical work then you should have it professionally installed.

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Old 09-02-2016, 06:48 AM   #2
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I installed the same unit in my trailer. The peace of mind is definitely worth the price.

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Old 09-02-2016, 07:49 PM   #3
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Nice hardwire install, did the same with my TT a few years ago.

If you use an inverter generator with your hardwired EMS you may want to purchase a 'generator bonding plug'....., or make your own (that's what I did).

Generator bonding plug: Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

.... or make your own (cover removed):

Reference: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...g/1/page/1.cfm


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I did the hardwired ems as well under our bottom bunk and put the display in the bath for various reasons.

Also made a bonding plug as Rustic Eagle mentioned as we run a genset while in transit and during power outages. Worth it where the ems will still do its job.
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