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I put the hard wired Progressive Industries HWC-30 in my TT. I cheaped out and didn’t get the remote display. Mistake.
Only problem is it does it’s job well. No ground, inverted polarity on the mains, NO POWER passed. No workarounds. Had low voltage at one place, it kept shutting off power. I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it.


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Boomerweps wrote:

I put the hard wired Progressive Industries HWC-30 in my TT. I cheaped out and didn’t get the remote display. Mistake.
Only problem is it does it’s job well. No ground, inverted polarity on the mains, NO POWER passed. No workarounds. Had low voltage at one place, it kept shutting off power. I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it.


This is one very good reason to have the remote display if you want to bypass the EMS and restore power and take the risk.
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Boomerweps wrote:

I put the hard wired Progressive Industries HWC-30 in my TT. I cheaped out and didn’t get the remote display. Mistake.
Only problem is it does it’s job well. No ground, inverted polarity on the mains, NO POWER passed. No workarounds. Had low voltage at one place, it kept shutting off power. I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it.

As IAMICHABOD stated, there IS a bypass. It is part of the remote pendant that you didn't get.


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This is one very good reason to have the remote display if you want to bypass the EMS and restore power and take the risk.
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I have to shut mine off when we boondock for four wheeling trips. The generator trips the unit for "open ground".

I'm normally only using the trailer for sleeping....with a space heater for heat. Maybe a bit of t.v. as I nod off. So I figure nothing important will get fried.

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I have to shut mine off when we boondock for four wheeling trips. The generator trips the unit for "open ground".

I'm normally only using the trailer for sleeping....with a space heater for heat. Maybe a bit of t.v. as I nod off. So I figure nothing important will get fried.


There is a way around that, so you don't have to bypass the EMS,just make or BUY a grounding plug for your generator.

This Thread may be of help to you if you are interested in doing it.

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

cbshoestring wrote:

I have to shut mine off when we boondock for four wheeling trips. The generator trips the unit for "open ground".

I'm normally only using the trailer for sleeping....with a space heater for heat. Maybe a bit of t.v. as I nod off. So I figure nothing important will get fried.


There is a way around that, so you don't have to bypass the EMS,just make or BUY a grounding plug for your generator.

This Thread may be of help to you if you are interested in doing it.


Thank you.

I normally use CG pedestals with the better half, but have recently started making 1 or 2 trips a year with the brothers to do a bit of ATV riding. One brother kindly shares his generator, as we both set up for minimum power usage.

I may have to add a plug to the collection....we all keep.

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Bobbo wrote:

Boomerweps wrote:

I put the hard wired Progressive Industries HWC-30 in my TT. I cheaped out and didn’t get the remote display. Mistake.
Only problem is it does it’s job well. No ground, inverted polarity on the mains, NO POWER passed. No workarounds. Had low voltage at one place, it kept shutting off power. I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it.

As IAMICHABOD stated, there IS a bypass. It is part of the remote pendant that you didn't get.


There were NO switches on the remote display whenever I bought my EMS. I’ll have to contact PI to see if the new remote is usable with my unit. IIRC, at the time I bought & 1st used my EMS, you could separately purchase the remote display later for near twice the additional cost buying it with the EMS.

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Boomerweps wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

Boomerweps wrote:

I put the hard wired Progressive Industries HWC-30 in my TT. I cheaped out and didn’t get the remote display. Mistake.
Only problem is it does it’s job well. No ground, inverted polarity on the mains, NO POWER passed. No workarounds. Had low voltage at one place, it kept shutting off power. I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it.

As IAMICHABOD stated, there IS a bypass. It is part of the remote pendant that you didn't get.


There were NO switches on the remote display whenever I bought my EMS. I’ll have to contact PI to see if the new remote is usable with my unit. IIRC, at the time I bought & 1st used my EMS, you could separately purchase the remote display later for near twice the additional cost buying it with the EMS.

I bought my PI EMS HW30C in 2008 with the remote pendant. It has the switch. Your PI must be really old, because mine is 14 years old. Here is a photograph of my pendant (note the lower left corner of the pendant):

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My 2005 HW50C remote has a switch.

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