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Old 06-14-2018, 09:53 AM   #15
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Didn't know about the built in bypass option. All good.
Check the second photo in my first post. The version with the remote has the bypass switch on the remote. I dont know what they do on the other hard wire version.

On the post version I was also concerned about theft. A thief could unplug it and plug you in direct and other than the lights blinking, you would not know it was gone till it was time to leave.

The hard wire version is safe inside, out of sight and out of the weather. The way I wired it, it also protects against the generator screwing up.

Being able to glance at the remote to see the voltage & amps is what sold me.

One thing I dont like about the remote is that they used red LED digits. LCD or a mellower color of LED would be much better for cabin ambiance
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:08 AM   #16
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Check the second photo in my first post. The version with the remote has the bypass switch on the remote. I dont know what they do on the other hard wire version.
There's a bypass switch accessory you can purchase to add to the non-remote option.

http://www.progressiveindustries.net...ass-switch-kit
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See photo below. That labeling on the remote bypass switch is also nice.
MIKE - you take the prize for maximum remote-display-compartment-real-estate utilization. You better hope the next display you install is less than 2-sq.in. coz I think that's all you got left Yeah, I shouldn't be making fun of you coz AS installed my SeeLevel display BEHIND the compartment
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Didn't know about the built in bypass option. All good.
For those of us who have not yet installed, purchased, or decided whether to go hardwired vs. portable post mount, it is great to know the remote version includes the bypass -and- appreciate JAMES.MILEUR pointing out the absolutely easy use of the portable post mount. Some may not have the DIY ability or time to have shop install it, so the more options, the better for us to choose from.

WACHUKO - wanna sell your portable post mount cheap? I may bite
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:52 PM   #19
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Alex, if you are serious...let me know. I am thinking about it... need to see where it would go and what is required to install it...
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Old 06-15-2018, 04:01 PM   #20
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MIKE - you take the prize for maximum remote-display-compartment-real-estate utilization. You better hope the next display you install is less than 2-sq.in. coz I think that's all you got left Yeah, I shouldn't be making fun of you coz AS installed my SeeLevel display BEHIND the compartment
Alex - If you liked that one, which was all I had on my iPhone, check out this photo of my last upgrade when I added a green LED to indicate when my batteries were connected together by the BIM. In a past life I did Human Factor evaluations of military aircraft display systems.
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I get it now... I can see the resemblance

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Alex, if you are serious...let me know. I am thinking about it... need to see where it would go and what is required to install it...
WACHUKO - I am serious. I think given my Magnum fiasco and how dealer even tries to make subtle hints of "you didn't need to touch this" - essentially trying to lead the conversation to "this could void your warranty" thing, I am gonna be cautious about making major electrical changes until past warranty. I am l90% towards the portable-post-mount. PM me when you decide. My next outing is not until mid-July. That will give you time to figure it out & me time to order in time for that. Besides you already did so much work on your electrical, you are beyond going back at this point. You may as well go hard-wired.
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I added a green LED to indicate when my batteries were connected together by the BIM. In a past life I did Human Factor evaluations of military aircraft display systems.
MIKE - now you are down to 1.5-sq.in. Funny, I did Human Factors engineering during my younger days at GTE prior to working for HP. Nothing like your military displays, but the controls used by Ma Bell switchboard 411 & 911 operators. PITA engineering for humans, coz no solution will satisfy 100% of humans, which is why I left that field and ended up engineering for computers
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For the Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C unit, I gave it a good test yesterday.
I am camped with friends in a area that has minimal electric to begin with. We share a single 20A breaker, just to maintain batteries, fridge and a few lights & fans.
Our outlet is offline due to shorting in the wiring so I ran over 300 feet of 12 gauge cord to the next outlet. Needless to say there is line loss.
The remote readout was showing 112V with minimal load.

I notice my power had tripped off and I looked at the remote and it was showing 100V. Turns out one of the others in the group had a upright vacuum and was vacuuming his carpet.
So the device works as advertised, but one thing I am concerned about is that it turns the power back on (when line conditions are back to normal) without having a reset button. This is OK if your power source is not marginal but...

In this high line loss situation, if the voltage is borderline when the device has switched me off, when it switches back on, the voltage will go below the trip level, so it will keep cycling until someone intervenes.
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...In this high line loss situation, if the voltage is borderline when the device has switched me off, when it switches back on, the voltage will go below the trip level, so it will keep cycling until someone intervenes.
Is it possible the device has to be above minimum voltage trip level for a fixed length of time before it will turn back on? That could reduce the odds of it tripping off and on multiple times.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:33 AM   #26
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Is it possible the device has to be above minimum voltage trip level for a fixed length of time before it will turn back on? That could reduce the odds of it tripping off and on multiple times.
Yes, it does have an adjustable delay, mine is set to 15 sec.
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• High/Low Voltage Protection: Whenever AC power lowers below 104 volts, or rises
above 132 volts, the EMS automatically shuts down power to the RV. The EMS will
monitor the power and once the AC power rises above 104 volts, or drops below
the 132 volt level the time delay indicator flashes for the preset time and then
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• Time Delay for A/C Compressor: If AC power is interrupted or the EMS detects a
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delay, if not, use the 136-seconds delay. The factory setting is 15 seconds.
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Yes, it does have an adjustable delay, mine is set to 15 sec.
I think I'd be inclined to go with the 2:16 second delay. I would rather have more time for the line voltage to stabilize in either a good voltage condition or the brown out condition remained.

It would be nice if they also had a latch condition that required input from the user to reset before it re-enabled power to the coach.
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MIKE - now you are down to 1.5-sq.in. Funny, I did Human Factors engineering during my younger days at GTE prior to working for HP. Nothing like your military displays, but the controls used by Ma Bell switchboard 411 & 911 operators. PITA engineering for humans, coz no solution will satisfy 100% of humans, which is why I left that field and ended up engineering for computers

OK - going a little more off topic. Your comment reminded me of one incident with a team of about eight aviators, including me, involved with evaluation of new display on a Navy aircraft. The Navy doctor physiologist leading the review got frustrated, locked the door to conference room, and said we are not leaving until everyone agrees.
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