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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aftermarket installation of hard-wired surge protection? on: June 27, 2015, 10:23:59 am
I hard wired a Progressive Model EMS-HW30C into my 2006 2551 cruiser. I had Phoenix install one when I bought the 2012 2552.

As discussed, other than finding a good place to mount and the stiff wire, it was no problem to install. The read out unit has telephone wire cord that is easy to route where it is convenient to view, I put mine next to door under light switches.


I also love the readout unit that tells me what voltage is or any error signals. Once we had a really big power surge that blew a fuse on the circuit board, You could still use the power thanks to bypass switch and Progressive sent free a new circuit board which just plugged in and you needed to return the old board.

So where you install it, make sure you can get the cover off. You do not have to unwire it from your unit.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Photo website on: June 25, 2015, 12:26:34 pm
Try Smugmug
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR on: May 28, 2015, 08:35:16 am
Only the tail lights have LED bulbs. Bulbs in markers you can get at any auto parts store.

Get new fixtures, if needed, directly from Phoenix. I got a few that got knocked off last year and they cost 1/4th of what they cost at a store.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Frig or Surge Guard Issue? on: April 25, 2015, 03:24:43 pm
By the way, Progressive surge protector is programmable to choose either a 10 sec delay or a 128s ec delay. The only reason not to choose 10 seconds is your A/C doesn't have a built in delay. All Phoenix Cruisers have delay build into the A/C.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Frig or Surge Guard Issue? on: April 25, 2015, 09:56:14 am
Have you measured the voltage of the outlet you are attempting to plug in to?
Most surge guards only allow 104 to 132 volts. Higher or lower it will trip.
Check polarity and ground also.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converter tripping on: April 09, 2015, 09:20:28 pm
Are you confident the shore power is wired correctly.

I always check polarity and if there is a ground. Many campgrounds have poor wiring. So that is where you need to start.
Buy one of these gadgets at a Hardware store of from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012DHVQ0/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If there wiring is OK, start with converter breaker off and then turn it on and see what happens.

7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cabinet latch problem on: April 06, 2015, 11:30:26 am
There was a long thread on this last October.

Here is my reply: http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1936.msg15124.html#msg15124

This winter I went through about 4 more brd latches. None of the Southcos have failed yet.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boondocking electric question on: March 29, 2015, 11:02:47 am
I use a Bogart TM-2025-RV to monitor my solar panel and battery state of charge. At a glance I can tell the state of charge of my batteries. It also displays my Engine battery voltage.

I had Phoenix mount it along with the inverter & tank monitor on the side of the cabinet by the left side of the door.


I had them mount my Charge Controller and  Progressive EMS Display  on the right side of the door. This way when I connect my power I can glance in the door to see what the voltage is or any error signal. I spend my winter in RV parks that have frequent voltage problems so the system saves me ruining my microwave or refrigerator controls.

9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boondocking electric question on: March 28, 2015, 05:09:43 pm
I always leave my inverter off  unless I need to use one of the outlets that it supplies. It does have a low current draw, but low is not zero.
If you are going to do very much dry camping you should get a couple of solar panels. Cost has come way down.

Also remember the converters that RV's use never fully charge your batteries. But your alternator will when you drive,

When you are not charging here is an idea of your battery condition.
Percentage    
Charge   Voltage
100   12.73
90   12.62
80   12.5
70   12.37
60   12.24
50   12.1
40   11.96
30   11.81
20   11.66
10   11.51

You really shouldn't let batteries go below 12.1 volts or 50% charge.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SeeLevel RV tank Monitors on: March 26, 2015, 02:11:47 pm
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Battery nothing no lights. I am plugged in

Strange no battery. Is your Battery disconnect switch on? The light only tells you you are plugged in, you must hit rocker switch to on.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SeeLevel RV tank Monitors on: March 25, 2015, 11:54:33 am
Tom, What do you mean by quit working? No level lights lite up, all the level lights lite up?
Do the other lights in the panel for LPG & battery work?
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Charging coach batteries from van battery on: March 06, 2015, 11:11:25 pm
Either you asked the question backward or I don't understand.

The switch that operates that solenoid and next to the steering wheel. With the engine off when depressing the switch the solenoid will click closed and allow the coach batteries to charge the van battery.

As soon as you turn on your key to start the engine this solenoid will open and not allow this. When the engine is running the van alternator charges your coach batteries via a diode that allows the current to go in only one direction.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Charging coach batteries from van battery on: March 06, 2015, 12:45:11 pm
When the engine is running the alternator charges the coach batteries. There is a diode that makes it one-way, the van only charges the coach batteries.
To go the other way from coach to van, Phoenix put the little switch on left side of steering wheel.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Questions on: March 04, 2015, 10:28:35 pm
Take a look at a Thor RUV. Nice size, but not made as well as a Phoenix.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: sound deadening on: March 01, 2015, 08:23:01 pm
Never saw that option. We do not have thermopane windows either and out 2552 is very quiet fro outside noise.

Maybe it's sound insulation in the doghouse (Engine compartment) the engine is noisy when driving.
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