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Old 10-27-2019
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I bit the bullet and got a the Progressive PD52DCSD and was going to install it but first I wanted to ask what a couple of things are on my 94 Widebody. What are the items marked in this picture?

I'm guessing that the small black box (green circle) is the Shoreline power alert for the dash.

The electrical box (blue box)next to the transfer switch is a... Ummm not sure what it is. The white cable at the bottom of the picture attaches this blue box to the Transfer Switch.

It is going to be a squeeze to get the new transfer switch into the space of the old one but I think it will fit in there.
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The Blue box is your 30/50 amp shore power contactors and the small black box below the original transfer switch should be a fire sensor to the front warning panel over the microwave.


When you change out your switch, make sure to mark the current induction coils yoi they go back in correctly.
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Dooh. I forgot BB did that with both a 30 and a 50 connector in the power bay. That makes sense. If I wasn't going to use the 30 amp connector, wouldn't that save some parasitic drain if I bypassed the contactors? Although they do hum a pretty tune.

I don't think that I have a fire sensor, definitely nothing above the microwave in a 94. The box has 2 low voltage wires coming out the top and about 4-6 wires going into the transfer switch which is why I thought it was the Safeline.
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You are correct, it is the Safeline box. Mine also has a fire/smoke sensor there.
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Fun fun today. Swapped out the old transfer switch for the new one with surge protection. The new unit was marginally larger than the old. It fit in the opening but I had to reposition the 30-50AMP thingy mabob, but I had to take it all off the firewall anyhow because BB mounted the transfer switch then the 30-50AMP thingy so one of the mounting screws was actually under the other box. I was amazed at how little slack BB left in any of the lines. I don't have a half inch to spare on any of them. Tested the installation and the new T-switch works great - both contactors lock in nicely and the generator swap over works as advertised.
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