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Old 07-25-2014, 01:51 PM   #21
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"the remote indicator"?
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:58 PM   #22
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It is on the EMS and tells you it's status. It can be located in various places.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:17 PM   #23
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It is on the EMS and tells you it's status. It can be located in various places.
Thanks. Noted this post from Jon some time ago that is a good explanation:

"The RV industry seems to use the terms EMS & Surge Protector to often describe the same device, or a bunch of different devices. Technically, a surge protector only does one thing - it absorbs the energy of short over voltages (spikes or surges). They are often sold for homes in lightning prone areas, added to plugging strips, etc. They are rated in joules - poorly designed ones not capable of absorbing a useful amount of energy are often added to plugging strips and other devices as a sales tool.

True EMS devices usually have surge protection built into them (although sometimes not enough) as well as other functions. In larger RVs, some Energy Management Systems also detect whether the RV is plugged into a 50 amp or 30 amp pedestal, and can "shed" or disconnect loads to prevent overloading the pedestal breaker. The best of these allow the owner to choose the load shedding order, for example, if the microwave starts, the AC shuts off, or provides automatic switching between two air conditioners.

On top of all that, there are also "Autoformers", devices that automatically raise low campground voltage to prevent damage to air conditioners and other motor driven devices due to low voltages. Because they often have EMS functions as well as the voltage adjustment capability, they are also sometimes called surge protectors or EMS.

You really need to examine the specifications of the device to be sure it is going to do what you expect. Like Jim, I installed the built in version of the Progressive Industries EMS HW30 in my trailer - it has shut down the power to my trailer a couple of times for low voltage & once for reversed polarity."


And this one in the same thread from you Jim:

"Originally Posted by Carol R
Just to clarify for my old brain - if I had Reace install the Progressive Industries EMS, I would NOT need to also install a separate surge protector?

That is correct."


So, just to clarify, the Progressive Industries EMS is the 'surge protector' listed as an option in the build sheet?
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So, just to clarify, the Progressive Industries EMS is the 'surge protector' listed as an option in the build sheet?
Yes. VERY strongly recommended.
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Nevermind. Found this:

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The Escape model is the built in EMS EMS-HW30C
it does it all, surge/spike/miss wired/over/under voltage everything
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I'm originally from DC, can you bring some UTZ chips Jim? ;-)
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That's why you have a TRAILER. Gives you an excuse to pull it to Baltimore.

Soon as my wife retires in a little more than a year, that's the plan.
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I'm originally from DC, can you bring some UTZ chips Jim? ;-)
But in a pinch, Herr's will work too! (This is turning into a food forum!)
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Soon as my wife retires in a little more than a year, that's the plan.
I envy you.

PS -- after chatting back and forth with most of the 'regulars' here on the forum, I must say that you sir win the award for the "most obscure reference to a motion picture" nickname hands down! A little Zed for ya:
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I envy you.

PS -- after chatting back and forth with most of the 'regulars' here on the forum, I must say that you sir win the award for the "most obscure reference to a motion picture" nickname hands down! A little Zed for ya:
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