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Old 01-22-2018, 08:41 PM   #1
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Progressive EMS

I assumed I would buy the portable one, but reviews on Amazon have me considering the hardwired. Does anyone have the hardwired one?

Your thoughts?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...qh_dp_hza?th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...qh_dp_hza?th=1
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:53 PM   #2
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I assumed I would buy the portable one, but reviews on Amazon have me considering the hardwired. Does anyone have the hardwired one?

Your thoughts?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...qh_dp_hza?th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...qh_dp_hza?th=1
I originally had the portable one, but have recently installed a hard wired model. I like the read out especially at the campgrounds I'm working at.

It was a PIA to walk outside to see what was going on in your system

Can't beat progressive industries. All field serviceable so all you do is call them they send you the part and you can plug and play..
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I just install the hardwire last week, having just purchased it from Amazon.

Took about 90 minutes due to the tight spot I had to install it in. I bought it for the support, field replaceable components, and included remote readout. After installing it, we took off for the weekend and it was great to be able to monitor pedestal output.

Interesting to find the TT draws less than 1 amp when parked and hooked up at home.
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I’ve had hardwired Pi units on several rigs. Wouldn’t have it any other way. Easy install. Just have to find ideal wire routes to where you install the remote display. I’ve also made a few bezels for the displays to hide the wire and make the display look more professional.
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I assumed I would buy the portable one, but reviews on Amazon have me considering the hardwired. Does anyone have the hardwired one?

Your thoughts?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...qh_dp_hza?th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...qh_dp_hza?th=1
I just purchased the 50 AMP hardwired one and dropped off my 2018 Seneca at the Freightliner dealer last night to have it installed. Everyone says it is easy to install, but I am not very handy when it comes to things like this so I did not want to take a chance of messing it up.

Based on the reviews and information I read on this unit, it seems like a nice insurance policy to protect your RV or TT.

Here is the one I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...qh_dp_hza?th=1

I liked this one because the digital readout is in the RV so I can see what is going on without going outside.
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:55 AM   #6
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I have the portable Progressive PMS and am happy with it. It has caught a couple of problems already so I would not go with out it. I like that I can just take it out of the system or replace it easily if needed. That and I didn't feel like doing the install when I purchased it. My only fear is forgetting it on the campground pedestal when I am 300 miles down the road. So far that has t happened

I keep my Seneca at home and plug in to the house electrical system. I have been using the PMS but am wondering if I really need it while at home. Any thoughts?
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I started out with a portable PMS. I had a 30 amp outlet put in at home and, when I plugged in the PMS, found the outlet was miswired. The electrician had his new helper wire it and quickly rewired it. Proved the value, especially being able to verify proper wiring and voltage at the pedestal on the road. Also will provide protection when using generator.
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I keep my Seneca at home and plug in to the house electrical system. I have been using the PMS but am wondering if I really need it while at home. Any thoughts?
I would use it at home if plugged in, you can have the same problems at home with power as a campground, surge, high/low voltage, etc.
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I would use it at home if plugged in, you can have the same problems at home with power as a campground, surge, high/low voltage, etc.
Yeah, what's what I figured too but was hoping I was being over cautious. Thanks
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I installed a hardwired Progressive EMS a few years ago and love it. We have been to a few CGs where the voltage drops way down and even one that had the pedestal mis-wired the day before we arrived. Installing the EMS was a bit of a PIA in the 26BH due to the accessibility of the main feed line but I'll do it again if we buy another TT.
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