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Old 03-17-2020, 11:53 PM   #1
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Thor Aria Surge Protector Cover removal

Has anyone removed the cover from their Thor Aria surge protector? I need to move my surge protector box about 3". My cover has 2 sheet metal screws and 4 pop rivets. I'm guessing I'll have to drill out the pop rivets. Of course I will unplug from shore power and disconnect from both sets of batteries before drilling
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:18 AM   #2
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Has anyone removed the cover from their Thor Aria surge protector? I need to move my surge protector box about 3". My cover has 2 sheet metal screws and 4 pop rivets. I'm guessing I'll have to drill out the pop rivets. Of course I will unplug from shore power and disconnect from both sets of batteries before drilling
do you have a picture? before you do so?? is it a surge protector or a transfer switch. What is the name on it?
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:27 PM   #3
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Thor Aria Surge Guard cover removal

Hope this pic shows on the post: You should be able to see the 4 pop rivets and 2 screws that hold the cover on the Surge Guard unit. I need to remove the cover plate to remove the 4 screws holding the unit to the back of the basement compartment. I need to move it about 3" up and to the right to make room to install the hand power cord reel shown also in the pic. I bot it for $20 from Harbor Freight. I replaced the long crank handle with a golf ball to save room. Thanks for your advice.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:57 PM   #4
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Hope this pic shows on the post: You should be able to see the 4 pop rivets and 2 screws that hold the cover on the Surge Guard unit. I need to remove the cover plate to remove the 4 screws holding the unit to the back of the basement compartment. I need to move it about 3" up and to the right to make room to install the hand power cord reel shown also in the pic. I bot it for $20 from Harbor Freight. I replaced the long crank handle with a golf ball to save room. Thanks for your advice.
Thor did not rivet the ATS closed after it was installed. You should be able to get to the mounting bolts without removing the cover.
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:03 PM   #5
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it' an Auto Transfer Switch, from Surge Guard... the exterior screws should be all you need to remove to 'move' it slightly...
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:06 PM   #6
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https://rvpower.southwire.com/produc...ansfer-switch/

or similar...
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:45 PM   #7
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Hey, Thanks TurnerFam for the Surge Guard website. Eyesite bad when bending over to look inside compartment!! After looking at website I see the EXTERNAL tabs to take out screws holding Surge Guard box in place. My Bad!!
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Old 03-19-2020, 01:25 AM   #8
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The product description states indicator lights on front of the unit but I don't see any lights
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Old 03-19-2020, 04:21 PM   #9
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Hey Cavie, Look at the pic I posted earlier. Between the 2nd and 3rd rivets at the top of the cover are 2 "holes" about 1/8" dia.(just above the paper label). Those are red LED lights that are both on when the Surge Guard transfer unit is working properly. They also will flash to give a code if something is amiss.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:05 PM   #10
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Hey Cavie, Look at the pic I posted earlier. Between the 2nd and 3rd rivets at the top of the cover are 2 "holes" about 1/8" dia.(just above the paper label). Those are red LED lights that are both on when the Surge Guard transfer unit is working properly. They also will flash to give a code if something is amiss.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:40 PM   #11
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Only two screws?

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Hey, Thanks TurnerFam for the Surge Guard website. Eyesite bad when bending over to look inside compartment!! After looking at website I see the EXTERNAL tabs to take out screws holding Surge Guard box in place. My Bad!!
I would say the cover is only held by the two screws, the rivets would have been placed there under the cover, to prevent someone using a looooong screws and possibly shorting a control or wire.
While you are messing with it, once moved, it might be a good idea to "re-torque" the wire connectors inside the box. Torque values are given in the manual if you can get your hands on one. Stranded wire is notorious for loosening (under screw type connectors)when moved. My 2 cents...
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:03 PM   #12
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YES just the two screws, the rivets are not to be removed to remove the cover. its just like mine
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