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Old 06-21-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Surge protector - hard wired

I'm hoping that someone who has one hard wired in the front compartment can post a pic of where it was located. With all of the stuff that's packed into the battery area, I can't seem to find the room that would be needed to provide a stable mounting platform.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:25 PM   #2
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Tom - we have a hard wired surge guard. We don't have a genny, so it is on the rear bulkhead on the genny side of the fwd comp. Sorry, but can't get a photograph as we don't get home for another 2 weeks.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:40 PM   #3
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Our surge protector is mounted in our "Dad's Closet"
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:43 AM   #4
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Thanks, Andy. No need for a pic if yours is mounted in that location. I don't have that option.
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I'll snap a picture for you tomorrow Tom. I installed mine just below the transfer switch ( above the batteries) I mounted a small piece of plywood first and then the Progressive unit on the ply....
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:31 AM   #6
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Tom,

I mounted mine above the generator heat shield on the bulkhead. I used one of the rectangular knockouts in the floor of the generator cabinet (because I was installing the generator) to span the studs on the bulkhead, then mounted the surge suppressor to it.

From there it was easy to intercept the line coming in from the cord receptacle to the transfer switch. I pulled shore line wiring from the transfer switch and ran it to my suppressor, then ran new wire from the suppressor to the transfer switch. I didn't want my suppressor on the generator feed.

Hard to read the data - if I did it again I would have went for the remote display and put it in the basement somewhere, or even up in the closet by the other switches.

NOTE: in the first picture the unit is actually upside down in error. The instructions were wrong and I had to take back down and turn it over. Progressive apologized.







The black hose over the top of the suppressor is actually my LP feed to the generator.
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Thanks guys.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:31 AM   #8
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Spindrift I mounted our just like Atom did with one exception. If you don’t have a generator and use a portable one like us you will have a problem with a open ground. And that will not let power through. Just doing its job. Theres 2 ways around this. one you could use a bonding plug. What this is is the connection of the ground and neutral prong of a male plug with a wire and simply plug that into the 120 of your generator. Very mixed reviews and most don't recommend it but many have done it for years with no problems. Or plan 2 and this is what I did. Get 2 50amp dryer plugs both male and female and and wire them so you can plug them together to either use the surge protector or you and simply change the plugs and eliminate the surge protector. When using a portable generator I was told that they already have built in surge protection and one is not needed. Especially the newer inverter gen’s. Just another idea.
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I mounted mine vertically next to the "Firebox"
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OK, so I am a marine engineer and not a EE, UNDRPSI, if I use my portable 3000 K honda generator with a 50 to 30 amp adapter in order to-plug my trailer into the portable generator my surge suppressor will not allow the current to power up my trailer?
Please explain as I do not understand why it will not work.
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