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Old 10-24-2014, 07:36 PM   #15
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I installed the EMS HW30C in my 28 Intl. But I don't remember what kind of wire it was. It's pretty easy to access the transfer switch on the back of the power center. You can probably get a peek at it through the water heater bypass hole under the L lounge.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:56 PM   #16
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Cool, Thanks Dave, That's what I wanted to know. I had that thing open once back in the summer but didn't know what all I was looking at. I saw the water heater bypass valve, the sub-woofer is in there.
I will look in there again tomorrow.
see what I can see. Thanks !
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:08 PM   #17
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I mounted mine next to the subwoofer. I just disconnected the shore power line from the transfer switch, connected it to the EMS and ran either 10/3 or 12/3 ( don't remember which) back to the transfer switch. I mounted my remote display in the cabinet under the sink, so I didn't have to fish any wire through the wall, and the flashing display wouldn't be staring at me all the time. It's a simple thing to just open the cabinet and check the status when I need to.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:42 PM   #18
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I've used this one on my 2005 Interstate and now on my 2014 International.Portable Surge Guards With LCD Display - 30 Amp - TRC 34730-001-LCD - Surge Protectors - Camping World
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Old 10-26-2014, 01:50 PM   #19
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Weighing the pro's and cons of hardwired vs portable and the question comes to mind. Has anyone ever had a portable one stolen?



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Nearly all parks have electrical boxes with a loop for your lock. I'm not aware of any other way to secure a portable surge.

I had a $75 Camping World surge protector smoked and fried at a park near San Francisco and opted for their best one.

Incidentally the one I posted above is on sale for $229. I saw the same one at the Airstream dealer in Eugene, OR for $425 last month.
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From what I have read, the plastic box that they sell you to safeguard the portable is a bit of a joke so how do you lock it to the post?


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From what I have read, the plastic box that they sell you to safeguard the portable is a bit of a joke so how do you lock it to the post?


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Posts have metal boxes with a built in metal lock loop....most of the time.
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Dave, if you're still watching this thread, I did look in that area under the 'L' part of the couch. On a 2014 model, The wires going to the breaker box were orange, two of them, and they looked like 12/2 romex, nothing special.
Leaving the breaker box was several yellow romex regular 14/2. Reason I say the yellow was leaving the breaker box is one of the yellow romex wires went right over the the hot water heater.
So I presumed the orange were going in the breaker box, even though I couldn't see where they come from.
I saw all the 12 volt DC lines leaving and the lines from the batteries.

I didn't have time to take top of the bench off. I will after we get back from out last trip of the season.

we store the AS inside at a somewhat heated storage facility, so I will work on it this winter. I'll be vacuuming that area out. You can store a good bit in there if you had too.
The subwoofer says made in Kalifornia. That's alright, they're still part of the USA right now.
I didn't see the transfer switch from Generator connector or AC shore power input, but I need to take that top of the bench off. I have enough room in the for a surge suppressor even if I need to re-route some wires.
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We've never had our portable surge guard stolen and it's really the least of my worries in a campground. If you do worry the pedestal boxes have holes for a padlock and you ought to use it because they will probably take your external power cord with or without a surge guard as well as anything else loose.
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The vast majority of RVers don't use a surge protector.
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Posts have metal boxes with a built in metal lock loop....most of the time.
While down at my dealership yesterday getting the micro pulse fixed I had a look at the Surge Guard. It's a lot bigger than I thought and will be easy to make up a cable lock system for it. Got it for about the same price as Camping World's Internet price without the ridiculous shipping to Canada.
Thanks for all the advice.


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The good ones provide more than surge protection and after seeing some really low voltages at campgrounds, especially these days with so many air conditioners and heaters running, I went out and bought one.
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The good ones provide more than surge protection and after seeing some really low voltages at campgrounds, especially these days with so many air conditioners and heaters running, I went out and bought one.
For sure. On the advice of this forum I made sure that as well as surges that we were protected from low and high voltages.


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