Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Tech Forums > Technical Corner
Click Here to Login

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-10-2019, 09:00 PM   #1
rich_d
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 16
EMS/Surge Protector

I have an Impact 330 with 50 Amp connection. I am looking at getting Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X to keep my electrical safe.

My question is, can this be coupled with 30-50 Amp dogbone connector if we are at a place that only has 30 Amp service?

I really don't want to have to buy one of each, as they are quite pricey, if I don't have to.

Richard
__________________

rich_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 10:49 PM   #2
tech740
Senior Member
 
tech740's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Hemlock
Posts: 395
Yes it will work with a dog bone adapter.
__________________

__________________
2019 Ram 3500 6.7 HO, Aisin Trans 3:73
Andersen Ultimate Hitch
2019 Sandpiper 379FLOK
tech740 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 03:47 AM   #3
Thomasbeau
Member
 
Thomasbeau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Moosup CT
Posts: 78
I have that same protector and can also verify that it works fine with a 50 to 30 amp dog bone. Never have had an issue and used it many times.
__________________
[SIGPIC]
Tom
2018 Hideout 299RLDS
2002 F250 SD Lariat Supercab, 7.3 w/ TS Performance tuner
Thomasbeau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 05:33 AM   #4
xrated
Senior Member
 
xrated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: "Murvil, TN
Posts: 1,587
Yep, it will work just fine.
__________________
2016 F350 King Ranch Crew Cab Dually Diesel 4x4
2018 Grand Design Momentum 394M
2014 Yamaha FZ09 (highly modded)
Excessive payload capacity is a wonderful thing

"If it ain't Fast....It ain't Fun"
xrated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 11:35 AM   #5
rich_d
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 16
Thank you. I wasn't sure.
rich_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 12:05 PM   #6
GMcKenzie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Okanagan, BC
Posts: 887
Any reason (besides price) to not go for the hardwired version? I've got the 30 amp version and prefer it as nothing to go for a walk and nothing to forget to plug in.

Just a thought.
__________________
2010 Cougar 30RKS
2015 GMC Sierra Max Trailer

"Drinks for 6, Dinner for 4, Sleeps 2"
GMcKenzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 01:15 PM   #7
rich_d
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMcKenzie View Post
Any reason (besides price) to not go for the hardwired version? I've got the 30 amp version and prefer it as nothing to go for a walk and nothing to forget to plug in.

Just a thought.
I was looking at them shortly after I posted this originally.

Yes... Seems like the better way to go since it can be used to monitor both shore and onboard generator.
rich_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 08:03 PM   #8
tech740
Senior Member
 
tech740's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Hemlock
Posts: 395
To me the only downside to a hardwired unit is you leave it in the rv when you trade it in.
__________________
2019 Ram 3500 6.7 HO, Aisin Trans 3:73
Andersen Ultimate Hitch
2019 Sandpiper 379FLOK
tech740 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #9
Snoking
Senior Member
 
Snoking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Lake Stevens
Posts: 633
Quote:
Originally Posted by tech740 View Post
To me the only downside to a hardwired unit is you leave it in the rv when you trade it in.
Sales feature for a private sale!
__________________
2019 Laredo 225MK for travel. Bighorn 3575el summer home in Washington, Park Model with Arizona Room for winters.
Snoking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 08:14 PM   #10
travelin texans
Senior Member
 
travelin texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Picacho Peak Rv Resort
Posts: 2,801
Bought a portable 50 amp in '05, went full-time in '08 with portable plugged in daily for 10+ years all across the country, worked great, never walked away & I did not lock it to the pedestal.
__________________
Danny & Linda
Former '13 Redwood FB owner
Currently rvless!
travelin texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 02:16 AM   #11
jerseyphil
Senior Member
 
jerseyphil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 207
I also have the Progressive 50 amp portable EMS.
I love that the display on it shows how much amperage is being pulled.
When I turn on multiple electrical items, I check how many amps they are drawing and adjust my future usage of those items accordingly.
__________________
2011 Cougar 318SAB
2011 SuperDuty F-250 Crew Cab Diesel
jerseyphil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 06:10 AM   #12
sourdough
Site Team
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: W. Texas
Posts: 8,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelin texans View Post
Bought a portable 50 amp in '05, went full-time in '08 with portable plugged in daily for 10+ years all across the country, worked great, never walked away & I did not lock it to the pedestal.
Same here. I've never had my EMS want to walk off and have never locked it to a ped anywhere we've been.
__________________
Danny & Susan wife of 52 years
2019 Ram 3500 Laramie CC SB 6.4 4x4
2014 Cougar High Country 319RLS
sourdough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 07:04 AM   #13
Snoking
Senior Member
 
Snoking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Lake Stevens
Posts: 633
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerseyphil View Post
I also have the Progressive 50 amp portable EMS.
I love that the display on it shows how much amperage is being pulled.
When I turn on multiple electrical items, I check how many amps they are drawing and adjust my future usage of those items accordingly.
Yep, having that display available is great. I have one in both of our trailers.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20180831_204905.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	215.9 KB
ID:	23703   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20160524_100821722.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	88.3 KB
ID:	23704  
__________________
2019 Laredo 225MK for travel. Bighorn 3575el summer home in Washington, Park Model with Arizona Room for winters.
Snoking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 08:35 AM   #14
GMcKenzie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Okanagan, BC
Posts: 887
Quote:
Originally Posted by tech740 View Post
To me the only downside to a hardwired unit is you leave it in the rv when you trade it in.
It wouldn't be that hard to remove on a sale, but I figure I'll move from my current 30 amp to a 50 amp with my next trailer.

So yeah, selling feature.
__________________
2010 Cougar 30RKS
2015 GMC Sierra Max Trailer

"Drinks for 6, Dinner for 4, Sleeps 2"
GMcKenzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 08:36 AM   #15
GMcKenzie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Okanagan, BC
Posts: 887
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerseyphil View Post
I also have the Progressive 50 amp portable EMS.
I love that the display on it shows how much amperage is being pulled.
When I turn on multiple electrical items, I check how many amps they are drawing and adjust my future usage of those items accordingly.
Does the portable unit have the ability to display inside?

I have my display above my fridge (power comes in under my fridge) and can look at it any time.
__________________
2010 Cougar 30RKS
2015 GMC Sierra Max Trailer

"Drinks for 6, Dinner for 4, Sleeps 2"
GMcKenzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 08:43 AM   #16
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 17,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMcKenzie View Post
Does the portable unit have the ability to display inside?

I have my display above my fridge (power comes in under my fridge) and can look at it any time.
Only by looking "through the window"... The display units are wired to the EMS with a "telephone like cable" and there's no "plug in for the cable" on the portable units.
__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 11:38 AM   #17
sourdough
Site Team
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: W. Texas
Posts: 8,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMcKenzie View Post
Does the portable unit have the ability to display inside?

I have my display above my fridge (power comes in under my fridge) and can look at it any time.
The new Surge Guard 34951 (replaces 34950) is compatible with their wireless LCD display. I'm thinking I'll be phasing my 34950 out for one of these and utilize the remote.

https://www.amazon.com/Southwire-Sur.../dp/B07NW1Q52Z

Read product description.
__________________
Danny & Susan wife of 52 years
2019 Ram 3500 Laramie CC SB 6.4 4x4
2014 Cougar High Country 319RLS
sourdough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 12:54 PM   #18
JMeadows
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Lewiston
Posts: 6
This is what I bought, has a wireless Bluetooth Monitor that I mounted inside my trailer, I do not work for Surge-guard or Technorv, I did have very good service with technorv when I ordered my Surge-guard

https://www.technorv.com/50a-surge-g...tection-34951/

https://www.technorv.com/surge-guard...ortable-units/

__________________

JMeadows is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×