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Old 02-21-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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Placement of EMS surge protector in 17B

My husband is installing an EMS surge protector in our 17B. Is there anyone who had it factory installed who could tell us (or show us) where their remote display is mounted?
We're looking at directions from Myron....thanks for posting!
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:48 PM   #2
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My husband is installing an EMS surge protector in our 17B. Is there anyone who had it factory installed who could tell us (or show us) where their remote display is mounted?
We're looking at directions from Myron....thanks for posting!
Kim and Howard
It is installed anywhere between the cable entry into the trailer, and the converter. I know on my 5.0TA they mounted the display on the front of a dinette bench, which I find quite low to be able to read.
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You may not want to see the EMS when lying in bed as it is going through the numbers all of the time.
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That is a great point. I have already covered up the controls for the fridge - too much light at night.
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I found this photo of a 17. It appears the stock location of the EMS display is on the lower driver's side dinette bench at the rear of the trailer. Seems like a reasonable spot. I guess I have to question though why this needs to be visible in the trailer. If it is just for status/display of EMS error codes can't it be mounted under the dinette bench?
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I used to plug in the electric and then go to the door of the 19' where I could see the EMS to check that the electric was working properly. Can't do that with the 21' because they have mounted it such that I have to go inside to see it.
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Hi, this is the husband mentioned it the original post. Does anyone know where Escape would have located the surge protector/EMS (in the 17B) if we'd had it installed? I assume it goes under the seat where the shore power cable is stowed but it seems pretty tight in there and am wondering how they placed it.
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It is near the driver side rear where the power cord connection is located, a black box inside.
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Hi, this is the husband mentioned it the original post. Does anyone know where Escape would have located the surge protector/EMS (in the 17B) if we'd had it installed? I assume it goes under the seat where the shore power cable is stowed but it seems pretty tight in there and am wondering how they placed it.
In our 2015 17A, the EMS is under the driver's side dinette bench next to the converter. The remote screen is at the front end of that bench on the vertical panel. See the little black rectangular panel in the build photo. It's easy enough to see, and has never been a problem("leg-catching device").


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ETI now puts the display inside the dinette bench. Apparently they had too many complaints about the continuous light, and also they said it was a big hassle if the wire to the remote display got damaged, which I assume is rare but costly to fix. I didn't ask, but I suspect they may now use the Progressive Industries unit that doesn't have a remote display. This is what I preferred anyways, so I was happy with the change. It should be rare to need to access this item, unless you have a generator and wish to ignore the warning about it not being grounded properly.
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