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Old 01-29-2019, 09:59 PM   #1
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EMS question

I am planning to purchase a progressive EMS system. I like the idea of an onboard system with remote display. My question is, are the onboard systems compatible with a generator (I do about 50% boon-docking)? I use 2 champion 3600 watt inverter generators paralleled together. Will the EMS see these generators as a problem and not allow power to the rig? Can I bypass EMS during generator use? Rig is a 2018 Montana 3820fk. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:04 PM   #2
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Yes you can bypass the Progressive EMS. You can still bond the neutral if one of the generators to negate the need to bypass.
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You can easily make a grounding plug to use in a spare 15 amp outlet on the generator when powering the rig when you have the Progressive EMS installed. Here is an article that explains how to make one and why it works and is perfectly safe.
http://noshockzone.org/generator-gro...utral-bonding/
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You can easily make a grounding plug to use in a spare 15 amp outlet on the generator when powering the rig when you have the Progressive EMS installed. Here is an article that explains how to make one and why it works and is perfectly safe.
http://noshockzone.org/generator-gro...utral-bonding/
We're have done the same thing. That way you are still protected. If you use the bypass you're not protected.
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Thank you all for your help.
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