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Old 08-04-2016, 03:51 PM   #1
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A couple of months ago, I was researching what 50a surge suppressor I wanted for my new 5'er. After reading everyone's comments and reviews, instead of just a surge suppressor, I went with the Progressive EMS HW50C. To date, it's worked flawlessly!

Today we set-up dry camping for the first time this year, and I fired-up the generator for the first time. We got an error code.... Yuk!!!!!!

So I called Progressive's customer service, and the person who actually answered the phone was the person who helped me! Not only DIDN'T he try to sell me the part that he said was on their website, he told me EXACTLY what to buy at the local Home Depot (only three miles from the State Park that I'm in), and within 45 minutes, I was functioning again!

You may pay a few dollars more foe a Progressive system, than some of the others, but with this kind of Customer Service, it's WELL worth it!!!!
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:20 PM   #2
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A couple of months ago, I was researching what 50a surge suppressor I wanted for my new 5'er. After reading everyone's comments and reviews, instead of just a surge suppressor, I went with the Progressive EMS HW50C. To date, it's worked flawlessly!

Today we set-up dry camping for the first time this year, and I fired-up the generator for the first time. We got an error code.... Yuk!!!!!!

So I called Progressive's customer service, and the person who actually answered the phone was the person who helped me! Not only DIDN'T he try to sell me the part that he said was on their website, he told me EXACTLY what to buy at the local Home Depot (only three miles from the State Park that I'm in), and within 45 minutes, I was functioning again!

You may pay a few dollars more foe a Progressive system, than some of the others, but with this kind of Customer Service, it's WELL worth it!!!!
I just ordered the 30 amp system. What part did you need from Home Depot to be able to use generator power?
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:25 PM   #3
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I'm so glad I saw this post, since I hooked up my EMS-HW50C it has completely escaped my mind that I need an adapter for my honda generator to work with it.

The adapter in question is here, but one could go to a local home store and wire one up just as easily without waiting on mail order:

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Old 08-04-2016, 05:27 PM   #4
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I just ordered the 30 amp system. What part did you need from Home Depot to be able to use generator power?
To use the EMS with a generator you need a plug to tie neutral and ground together. Progressive sells the plug on their site --> Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

but if your handy with electrical things you can make your own for cheaper....
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:36 PM   #5
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I needed a $2.99 male cord plug, plus about 8" of 12ga wire ( which the guy who cut it REFUSED to tag, and just jammed in my pocket!). Connect the neutral leg to the ground leg, plug into the second outlet on the generator, and it "tricks" the EMS into believing that it's a completely grounded system.
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That's easy enough. Thanks guys.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:43 PM   #7
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I made the neutral bond myself and use it with my 2 Honda's. Works perfectly.
Progressive has been great. This link will take to the install of the EMS I did.

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Just got my Progressive Industries SSP 30XL in the mail today. I went with this one mostly because of the great reviews on the forum. Can't wait to try it out tomorrow.
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Just got my Progressive Industries SSP 30XL in the mail today. I went with this one mostly because of the great reviews on the forum. Can't wait to try it out tomorrow.


That's a good surge protector but won't provide as much protection as the Progressive Industries EMS-PT30c....
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Where do you hardwire the Progressive
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