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Old 08-01-2016, 10:39 AM   #11
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Fingerlakes, I was hoping someone with a Pinnacle with a Generator would respond. I am about to do the hardwire install in mine and just wanted to confirm the incoming electric wasn't going somewhere else first before it gets to the transfer switch. Would have been nice if the power didn't have to run the length of the trailer before getting to the switch. Even if it kicks off there is still that hot feed all the way there.
Did you use 6 gauge wire for the connection from the EMS to the transfer switch?
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:50 AM   #12
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My suggestion is don't hard wire a surge protector......I did last year and it failed in Mexico. Progressive Dynamics unit failed on one leg, not the pedestal issue. had to get an electrician to splice the #6 wires together with crimped connectors. Cost a fortune to fix. I will never hard wire again.......pedestal only for me.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:34 AM   #13
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No hard wire for us either.



We like portable (moveable) things like our Pathway X2 Sat dish, our Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C and of course our rig among other things.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:34 AM   #14
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My suggestion is don't hard wire a surge protector......I did last year and it failed in Mexico. Progressive Dynamics unit failed on one leg, not the pedestal issue. had to get an electrician to splice the #6 wires together with crimped connectors. Cost a fortune to fix. I will never hard wire again.......pedestal only for me.

My biggest concern was that the power would still be hot the entire length of the trailer until to the transfer switch in the front cargo area. Would only take 10 minutes to pull the shore power out of the EMS and put it right back into the transfer switch where it's located. Did you have any other damage other than the EMS?
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:06 AM   #15
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Spanky!-as far as I could tell the power goes straight to the transfer switch. I used #6/4 wire for the short piece I had to use as a "filler". Like you say- it wouldn't be very hard to jump back over to the original wiring if needed. I didn't want the portable device as they are not waterproof and could possibly be stolen. I ran the wire for the remote read out device up behind the converter (had to pull the converter out a little) and then out of the corner of the switch plate for the ceiling fan. I can see the read out from most anywhere in the lower living area making it very convenient. Also, I turned off ALL power sources before doing any work. No room for oops!
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I didn't want the portable device as they are not waterproof and could possibly be stolen.
Well this from Progressive;

"Weather Resistant: Unit can be exposed to the elements, however, may not be submerged."

We don't plan on "submerging" our unit. Ours has been in all kinds of weather including heavy rain, thunderstorms, snow, strong winds, sand storms....you get the idea.

This also from their website;

"Built-In Locking Bracket:
Allows the user to secure the EMS to power source to prevent theft."


As far as being worried about someone stealing it there are ways we lock it to the pedestal but usually do not worry about it so not a good excuse in our opinion.

Oh...if we ever do decide to move to a new rig no problem bringing our portable EMS along.
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My suggestion is don't hard wire a surge protector......I did last year and it failed in Mexico. Progressive Dynamics unit failed on one leg, not the pedestal issue. had to get an electrician to splice the #6 wires together with crimped connectors. Cost a fortune to fix. I will never hard wire again.......pedestal only for me.
Why didn't the bypass feature work?
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Why didn't the bypass feature work?

I didn't have a bypass feature
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My biggest concern was that the power would still be hot the entire length of the trailer until to the transfer switch in the front cargo area. Would only take 10 minutes to pull the shore power out of the EMS and put it right back into the transfer switch where it's located. Did you have any other damage other than the EMS?
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I have a buddy who put 50a plugs on his hardwired unit to allow it to be bypassed just in case.

I like my portable.
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