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Old 08-29-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C help

So we are camping this weekend and it's the 5th time with our new trailer and we had a electrical problem at the pedestal as soon as we arrived and were setting up. Our PI EMS-PT30C is also new and has only been used 5 times an has always worked flawlessly.

I know the PI EMS has a time delay when u first plug in. I confirmed that but going on their website and reading the manual.

My question is, do u have to have the trailer plugged in to the PI EMS (ie a load) for that timed delay to start? Also how many amps should I see from the pedestal?
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:21 PM   #2
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Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C help

We got to the campground late so I couldn't really play around with it too much and I figured it was too late to call progressive industries tech line. Plan to do both tomorrow. And thanks for any help.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:37 PM   #3
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I would think it would have to be plugged in. The time delay reffered to i beleive was design for the a/c compresser trying restart if there was electrical issue , so the elect. Prob you were having was it voltage to high or too low , was it polarity issue
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:09 PM   #4
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I'm stuck with cellphone to type on and it takes to long. . First site didn't get power. Tried resetting breaker and got hiss and spark. Only error code I got from from it was open ground. They sent out a maintenance guy who was honest and said he wasn't an electrician. They moved us to another site and since I didn't want to harm the trailer I plugged only the PI EMS in and it read no errors. Had good volts and hz. But only read 0 amps after 15 minutes. Well it was late and momma and the kids needed me to set up. I pulled the PI EMS out and plugged trailer directly in and we have been good for about 4hours. At the same time I used a dogbone adapter to take the 50amp service at the ped and take it down to 30amp and plugged the PI EMS in and after 30mins it still read 0amps. At the new site I never plugged the trailer into the PI EMS while it was plugged into the trailer.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:11 PM   #5
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I was rushing and it was an afterthought that maybe trailer needed to be plugged in for a load to get the PI EMS to start working. iDK. Was a long day at work. A long trip here. Just happy kids and wife are sleeping. About to do the same myself....
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:49 PM   #6
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EMS will test circuit w/o trailer attached. Without trailer attached, there is no load, it will show Zero amps. Have a great trip.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:30 AM   #7
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EMS will test circuit w/o trailer attached. Without trailer attached, there is no load, it will show Zero amps. Have a great trip.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:19 AM   #8
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It only checks the incoming power from the pedestal, it does not check your trailer. The 2 1/2 minute delay doesn't require the trailer to be attached. It will also only show amps that are being are being drawn by your trailer. If your trailer isn't plugged in no power is flowing to it and therefore zero amps are being drawn from the system.

Plug everything in and enjoy it. Sounds like it is working fine for you.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:29 AM   #9
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Yes, the timer runs even when the trailer is not plugged into it. As clubhouse has pointed out it will read 0 amps after the timer runs out and the trailer is not plugged in.

If you will notice when you first plug in the EMS a small red dot in the lower right corner of the display to indicate the unit is in the time delay cycle. When the time expires the dot will go off and you can hear an audible click when the relay applies power to the outlet.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:24 AM   #10
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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.....
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