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Old 09-05-2021, 07:39 PM   #1
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Water inside progressive portable ems/surge protector

Yesterday my Progressive portable ems/surge protector (3yrs old) stopped working. I had it hooked up to a dogbone adapter to a 15amp home outlet. I opened up the case to see if something might be loose or fried. What I found was about a 1/2 cup of water and some minor corroding of wires. Can't figure up as to how the water got inside. The case had no cracks and was well sealed when I took it apart. Has anyone experienced a similar problem?

As a replacement I was thinking of adding a hard wired version. I believe my transfer switch is under the bed with the inverter converter etc. is it quite straight forward installation? Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 09-05-2021, 07:54 PM   #2
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Yesterday my Progressive portable ems/surge protector (3yrs old) stopped working. I had it hooked up to a dogbone adapter to a 15amp home outlet. I opened up the case to see if something might be loose or fried. What I found was about a 1/2 cup of water and some minor corroding of wires. Can't figure up as to how the water got inside. The case had no cracks and was well sealed when I took it apart. Has anyone experienced a similar problem?

As a replacement I was thinking of adding a hard wired version. I believe my transfer switch is under the bed with the inverter converter etc. is it quite straight forward installation? Any advice is appreciated.
I installed the hard wired version of the Watchdog EMS by Hughes. It went very nicely under a seat of the dinette. I spliced it into the shore power line going to the transfer switch. Took about an hour.

I like the Watchdog because of the Bluetooth connectivity.

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Old 09-05-2021, 08:14 PM   #3
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Under the front of the bed with the breaker panel and fuse box is where mine is. The first owner had it installed. I added the external monitor for it.
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