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Old 04-14-2016, 08:32 PM   #11
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Robbby your the man but I don't understand what you mean installing additional plugs and outlets so that you are able to by pass it should it fail????
In order to give me the ability to completely bypass my EMS I installed a series of plugs and receptacles on my wiring. Completely hidden yet easy to access if I have a complete failure. Look in this post for more information: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...ons-34474.html
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:42 PM   #12
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Robbbyr, i thought I saw the transfer switch (block) next to the reel in the electrical compartment? I have a 2014 TS.
Is this not the transfer switch?
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:24 PM   #13
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Robbbyr, i thought I saw the transfer switch (block) next to the reel in the electrical compartment? I have a 2014 TS.
Is this not the transfer switch?
My transfer switch is located under the rear bedroom wardrobe, accessible by removing the two drawers under the wardrobe. In my unit it is a grey metal enclosure screwed to the floor with large wires coming into it from the shorepower cable and generator, and then one out to the load center (breaker box) which is located very close to the actual transfer switch. I put my EMS also on the floor very near the transfer switch.

Not certain what you are seeing in the compartment, any notations on it or a possible picture?
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:03 PM   #14
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i have and installed the Progressive Industries EMS-LCHW30. If you can strip sheathing off wire, and can match colors, you can install this. The plugs and receptacles will only benefit if you need to ship back for warrantee work. If I run into that situation, I will just use wire nuts in a j-box to remake connection after I pull the unit. oer the manual, the unit will shut off before damage occurs, and has a bypass function, too.

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Old 04-19-2016, 03:47 PM   #15
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Mr. Oz how did the Progressive EMS wire up to the cord reel? Just purchased one and trying to get my ducks in a row be fore I dig into this.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:18 PM   #16
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Another thing to consider... I have a portable 50 amp "Surge Guard" protector that I use on our Seneca. I plug the surge protector into the shore power cord in the power bay and use a 30' 50amp extension cord for the run to the power pedestal. That way the surge protector is locked up safe and sound and I save wear and tear on the shore line that came with the coach.
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Another thing to consider... I have a portable 50 amp "Surge Guard" protector that I use on our Seneca. I plug the surge protector into the shore power cord in the power bay and use a 30' 50amp extension cord for the run to the power pedestal. That way the surge protector is locked up safe and sound and I save wear and tear on the shore line that came with the coach.
anav8or, I like the set up you describe here. I have a couple questions for you. Would a 50Amp Technology Research Voltage Regulator 10175 (made in China) fit in the power bay with your Surge Guard? I ask because the TH in my signature section is currently in production so I can't check if there would be room. The dimensions are: 24.5 x 17.5 x 13 inches and weighs a whopping 50 lbs.

Of course, there's the 50 Amp Autoformer which is made in the USA with dimensions of: 14.9 x 13.5 x 11.4 inches and weighs 36 lbs. however, one of the ratings off of Amazon specified the following possible disturbing claim to which I will be contacting the mfg. and inquiring about:

"Inside I discovered that it was a single phase 30A circuit wired to the split phase 50A whip and jumpered to the 50A Outlet...
The way it was wired only one of the two hot leads from the park meter was being used. They wired that single hot wire from the whip through their single phase (30A MAX) circuit and jumped it to both of the hot terminals on the 50A outlet on the Autoformer. Think of it like plugging your 50A RV into a 30A adapter and running it off of the park's 30A hookup. All the while there’s a perfectly working 50A hookup right there next to it.
No wonder I couldn't get the power I needed out of it when I ran both AC's—Piece of junk!
Thankfully I never actually paid for one of these units for myself (approximately $500.00). If I had, I would report the manufacturer for falsely advertising and selling a 30A unit as a 50A unit. They should really be ashamed of selling these things for such a high price tag so fraudulently."

I am such a perfectionist, I am my own worse enemy at times.
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The shore line on our Seneca (36FK) is in one of the basement compartments. It is one of the smaller ones, but based on the dimensions you provided, it should fit in there with no problem. The Surge Guard unit I have isn't very big, so fitting both in there wouldn't be a problem. Of course, your TH power bay may be completely different...
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Thanks anav8or, Yes, come to think of it, I ordered the TH without a gen. so, there will be room in that space with some innovative re-design for such an application.
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Mr. Oz how did the Progressive EMS wire up to the cord reel? Just purchased one and trying to get my ducks in a row be fore I dig into this.
You can see in the pic I put out our FS had plenty of room to work in. I just cut the cord coming out of the reel going into the coach and installed the unit. The wire was a bit stiff to work with but no big deal, just followed the instructions that came with the unit. Took about a 1/2 hour.
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