Surge guard 35530 install

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ROBIN52

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I just received this and the monitor today and want to install tomorrow. Is it better to have before the transfer switch or after and then to the main panel? Thanks.
 

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John From Detroit

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I put mine between a hughes autoformer and the transfer switch. The generator on MY RV had it's own form of protection (If it was over/under voltage it simply shut down) But some folks like it after. Your choice but on my RV the Generator did not have the safety ground so the unit would not pass Genny power without my making other mods I choose not to make.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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Most people don't try to protect from flaws in the onboard generator output, since it is rarely a problem and many onboard generators have at least some built-in self diagnostics anyway. Thus they place the Power Monitor between the shore cord and the transfer switch (the easiest place in most rigs). But there is no downside to placing it between transfer switch and the power center, if that is your preference.

You do, however, want to have the 35530 in a place where you can easily view the indicators, in case there is a power problem. That is often the overriding factor in choosing a location.
 

Kirk

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The #1 thing is to make sure that you connect things properly. Electrical issues are the most common cause of RV fires.
 

ROBIN52

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Thanks for all the advice, I put before the transfer switch and have a hardware monitor that can be seen easily.
 
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