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Old 04-06-2016, 12:22 PM   #1
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Surge Protector in a 2016 29.5?

Anyone Hard-Wire a Progressive Industries HW30C in a 2016 29.5 yet? Just looking for a good place to install it. Haven't had a chance to poke around the new rig yet for a good installation spot. I'm guessing that maybe behind the converter? This is one of my Mods, high-up on my list of things to do.

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Old 04-06-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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Anyone Hard-Wire a Progressive Industries HW30C in a 2016 29.5 yet? Just looking for a good place to install it. Haven't had a chance to poke around the new rig yet for a good installation spot. I'm guessing that maybe behind the converter? This is one of my Mods, high-up on my list of things to do.

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Mine is installed to the floor in front of my water heater tank behind the removable panel that will soon be on hinges (not sure why it isn't). The display box is ran to the paneling where the CO2 detector is located. The converter is under the stove from what I was told. I had the dealer hook it up for me as part of my deal when I purchased.

I can post some pictures after I get home if you need.
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Jason, sure picture would be great. I just have a few reservations about putting my Electrical surge protector next to my Water tank! They don't play nice together, if they ever decided too ;-)

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I thought the same thing when I seen where they mounted it but in all honesty if the water heater ever decided it wanted to leak there is only a piece of paneling screwed to the floor separating the converter from the water tank. So if it did leak I think there would be an issue either way.

But I will get pictures and get them on here tomorrow for you to look at.
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Hmmm, good thread. I have my EMS sitting waiting for me to install it this weekend. I've been thinking about where to install it too.
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Jason, sure picture would be great. I just have a few reservations about putting my Electrical surge protector next to my Water tank! They don't play nice together, if they ever decided too ;-)

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So last night when I got home it was raining and snowing so I didn't want to put the slide out and then back in the weather if I didn't have to so maybe tonight if it is nicer out I will put the slide out so I can get by the fridge and pull the panel off by the water heater and get a pic of where the surge protector is actually mounted but here is a pic of the remote display for now.
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Thanks Jason. I like where the remote is located, looks like a good spot!

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What's the switch for on the remote display?
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What's the switch for on the remote display?
From my understanding it is a bypass. That way if some of the electronics in the surge protector fail you can bypass it and still have power. Or I would think if you were hooked up to a generator that was giving you an error you could bypass the surge protector as well.
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So in a video I saw, and in your pic, the display looks very bright. Is it a distraction at all? I'm concerned with the brightness and the scrolling info it would create a sort of flashing effect that would be a distraction at night.

Because of this, I'm thinking I may just mount the display in the rear basement so when I plug in I can see what the display says. I don't figure I need to info constantly in front of me. You see any reason why I should not do so and put it in the living area?
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