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Old 08-30-2014, 06:35 AM   #11
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Thanku all soo much. I'm up and running through the PI EMS. After the sparks and noise at the first site's ped I thought the PI was done. When the two maintenance guys brought me to the second site I plugged only the PI EMS in and just saw 0 amps. I was rushing cause it was late and they were over my shoulder. So I just plugged trailer directly in. So I guess I had my first camping issue and it wasn't so bad. I appreciate the quick help from all. Have a great Labor Day weekend.....
And all the while the EMS was doing exactly what it was designed to do.....protect you from a faulty pedestal.

You were fortunate the second pedestal was OK as you plugged in without the benefit of the EMS protection.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:54 AM   #12
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what I do

I'll test the ped with the ems, no errors (e0) then hook up and good. I've even taken it to other sites to test for folks and leave them with the info.
Great device.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:10 PM   #13
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Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C help

Yep it was worth every penny just for the piece of mind. Camping earlier this month we came back from the pool and I saw a "P" code for low voltage. So while we were gone it protected the A/C that was running. And with the info from earlier I know a little more about it. Again Thanku clubhouse, robkelly, edatlanta and tnchuck100 for the quick help.
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Sounds like it did what is was supposed to do.. save your trailer...
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I'm camping in Red Lodge MT now and a couple nights ago a very active thunderstorm rolled through during the evening and into the night. One 14 month old Lance trailer lost radio, water heater and slide motors, maybe more as far as they know. Slide is stuck out and trailer had to be left here by owner for mechanic to come deal with. Shouda had a Progressive EMS.
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I'm camping in Red Lodge MT now and a couple nights ago a very active thunderstorm rolled through during the evening and into the night. One 14 month old Lance trailer lost radio, water heater and slide motors, maybe more as far as they know. Slide is stuck out and trailer had to be left here by owner for mechanic to come deal with. Shouda had a Progressive EMS.
So if only one camper had failures, I don't think that having an EMS would have necessarily prevented it. It could have just been a random failure that would have occurred without a thunderstorm. If several units had failures then I would definitely attribute it to the thunderstorm.

Several years ago the adjacent trailer to us had failures and everyone else was fine. Nobody had an EMS. If there had been a thunderstorm then somebody with an EMS would have automatically assumed that his failures were because he had no EMS.
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So if only one camper had failures, I don't think that having an EMS would have necessarily prevented it. It could have just been a random failure that would have occurred without a thunderstorm.
I don't think Cosmik's description of 3 failures at once in a 14 month old unit would qualify as "random failure".

An EMS may or may not have made the difference. But without it the protection was absolutely zero.
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I don't think Cosmik's description of 3 failures at once in a 14 month old unit would qualify as "random failure".

An EMS may or may not have made the difference. But without it the protection was absolutely zero.
Everything lost was things that require 12V. It is very possible that only the converter was lost and that can be very random. The guy at the campground that I was at lost the converter, so his radio, frig and furnace wouldn't work. The 3 failures in the Lance were all related to 12V. Likely that only 1 thing failed.
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Well, I did assume he was able to isolate the problems to the end devices. Might have been a bad assumption. I thought those system would work on the battery even with a toasted converter. He also did not say the lights did not work.

We are, Bill, both working with a short list of information.
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True. I am considering getting the PI EMS-PT30C. I had an EMS many years ago when I had my class A Southwind. I don't remember what brand it was, but it was a large gray metal box. It failed after about 5 years and I replaced it with a SurgeGuard suppressor. I didn't use anything for many years and never had a problem. I plan to travel to more unknown to me campgrounds in the future, so I might send for one this week. How many people who swear by and EMS have one in their house? I've known people who have lost multiple electronics because of a lightning strike or high voltage. We had some houses several miles from me who lost electronics because a high voltage line fell on a lower voltage line during a severe storm.I just think that some failures are just random failures and not because an EMS was not used.

For instance:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...-rv-51103.html
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