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Old 05-26-2023, 06:46 PM   #1
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Ecoflow Delta Pro Off Grid

Hey All!

We have a 2021 Montana and we're looking at getting off Grid. We weighed in a whole bunch of options and in the end we decided, for simplicity sake, we'll get the Ecoflow Delta Pro Solar Generator which comes with a 30A plug, plug our trailer with the 30A step down plug into the Ecoflow, and life should be good. We're also installing 3 solar panels and feeding the solar cables to the generator prep area in the front, so the ecoflow and the solar cables can live where you would normally put a generator in. for simplicity we'll just take our shore power plug to the generator prep box and plug it in, so we don't have to mess with any wiring.

Bought the EcoFlow, plugged it in... nothing... Then realized that the surge protector tripped light is on inside next to the control panel (Incommand) which is probably because it detects there's no ground.

So I guess I need a bonding plug for my ecoflow, and ecoflow's safe solution is this adapter (https://us.ecoflow.com/products/port...39987909984329) which is what we will get, cause we will do stupid stuff like plug in the ecoflow to AC while the bonding plug is plugged in.

My question is, anyone else done this on a montana yet? Would this solve my problem without burning down the trailer? hehe.
 
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Old 05-26-2023, 07:44 PM   #2
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Many, many of us use generators to supplement the 120V system. And you are correct, EMS' don't like generators as the power supplied looks like an "Open Ground". The solution is to use a Bonded Neutral Plug which satisfies the EMS.
Here is an example (there are many more, including just making one yourself - do a Search to find the instructions). And all are considerably more inexpensive than what you are looking at.

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Old 05-28-2023, 01:08 PM   #3
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It’s easy to make a bonded neutral plug. Buy a male end plug and connect the neutral and the ground wires and you have it. Just be sure it’s the neutral wire and not the 120 volt wire.
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