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Bobbo wrote:

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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.

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 PI HWC30 is about 4 years old.
If you have the remote display, you do not have a local, on unit display. I have the display on the main unit. My display plugs into where the remote display plug would. I did find a remote bypass switch accessory compatible with my unit for $24, due in tomorrow. No remote display is available with my original unit. Might be able to McGuyver one but not worth the cost & effort to me. I keep a cheap plug in volt meter in my kitchen outlet for quick monitoring, reads about a volt low compared to the EMS.
Yes, I regret not ponying up the extra for the remote display ;(


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Boomerweps wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

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):

[image]


My PI HWC30 is about 4 years old.
If you have the remote display, you do not have a local, on unit display. I have the display on the main unit. My display plugs into where the remote display plug would. I did find a remote bypass switch accessory compatible with my unit for $24, due in tomorrow. No remote display is available with my original unit. Might be able to McGuyver one but not worth the cost & effort to me. I keep a cheap plug in volt meter in my kitchen outlet for quick monitoring, reads about a volt low compared to the EMS.
Yes, I regret not ponying up the extra for the remote display ;(

You and I have different models. I have the EMS-HW30C, which has the remote pendant/bypass switch. You have the EMS-LCHW30. You just opted to buy the unit without the remote pendant. That doesn't mean that PI didn't offer a unit with the remote pendant/bypass switch.

When you posted "I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it," I misinterpreted it as you were claiming PI didn't make a bypass switch. I didn't realize that you were acknowledging that you merely chose not to buy it.


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