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Old 07-02-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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As the Renegade turns, this morning about 1 am my transfer switch quit and was smoking when I got there! So what is everyone else using. I did a quick search and found that this switch had a recall because of not able to carry a 50 amp load in 2012. So much for the PO ers doing their job.

THANK FOR THE HELP again

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Old 07-03-2016, 09:50 PM   #2
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NRC uses TRC transfer switches. The 41260 failed after 4 years and after talking to the factory reps I installed a TRC40350RVC. This one has better surge protection and less problems than the 41260. As with everything else though, with enhanced quality come higher cost.
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Gordy,

Your right pricey even on ebay...


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Ours is an ESCO ES50M-65N, PPL has it for 188 bucks and they show an alternative for $174

The ESCO's are pretty common.

I've bought LOTS of stuff from PPL they usually can't be beat on availability or price.

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Are you running any kind of voltage/polarity protection? now would be the time to wire one in.

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What model was that Sam? It seems like a good topic to flush out before I purchase mine.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:40 AM   #6
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Dyers RV has a "basic" 50A TRC switch (like my ESCO) for 124 bucks.

RV Transfer Switches, Electrical Accessories, Transfer Switch with Surge Protector

all these "fancy" units do is integrate some type of surge and/or polarity protection
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What model was that Sam? It seems like a good topic to flush out before I purchase mine.
looks like an IOTA. and some googling shows that the IOTA-50R had a recall...and apparently MORE THAN ONE recall
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I've been looking at Progressive Dynamics. Guess I'll have to do a lot more googling before I buy one.
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I've been looking at Progressive Dynamics. Guess I'll have to do a lot more googling before I buy one.
Im not sure it would have saved you in this instance - but I've been several places now where it saved me from reverse polarity and LOW voltage.

The low voltage situations are really bad, causing the ATS to switch on & off....which creates wear on the ATS relay / contact points and will build carbon on the contacts.

I went w/ the LCHW-50 (hardwire) & wired it myself. I kinda wish i had gone w/ the EMS-HW50C, then i could have had a display IN the coach (and in my electrical bay).

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What model was that Sam? It seems like a good topic to flush out before I purchase mine.

A IOTAits 50 R and I don't see them for sale on line either, so you won't find it.

That why I asked to see what everyone is using, because I don't have a clue what is good or the best to use.

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