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Progressive Dynamics PD52V 5200 Series Automatic Transfer Switch Guide

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Progressive Dynamics PD52V 5200 Series Automatic Transfer Switch

Progressive Dynamics PD52V 5200 Series Automatic Transfer Switch

About Progressive Dynamics
In 1964, Progressive Dynamics, Inc.—a privately held company—was founded in Marshall, Michigan. Its first offering was a premium LP gas regulator designed to be used in cooking and heating systems of recreational vehicles. PDI has been manufacturing battery charging systems and power converters for the RV market since 1968. We debuted the PD760 Series, our first line of 12-volt interior lighting devices, in 1969. Since then, we have unveiled a number of interior lighting product lines intended for the marine and RV sectors.

Note:
The PD52S & PD52DCS are provided with LED lights. The GREEN LIGHTS indicate Shore Power or Generator Power is available. RED LIGHTS indicate a catastrophic event has occurred and the surge protection is no longer functioning. The PD52DCS utilizes a DC coil to eliminate noise.

SPECIFICATIONS

Progressive Dynamics PD52V 5200 Series Automatic Transfer Switch fig-1

LIMITED WARRANTY

  1. LIMITED WARRANTY: Progressive Dynamics, Inc. warrants its automatic transfer switch to be free from defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service; and limits the remedies to repair or replacement.
  2. DURATION: This warranty shall extend for one year from the original date of purchase, and is valid only within the continental limits of the United States and Canada.
  3. WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS: This warranty specifically does not apply to:
    • A. Any product that has been repaired or altered in any way by an unauthorized person or service station;
    • B. Damage caused by excessive input voltage, misuse, negligence or accident; or an external force;
    • C. Any product that has been connected, installed or adjusted or used other than by the instructions furnished, or has had the serial number altered, defaced or removed;
    • D. Cost of all services performed in removing and re-installing the product; and
    • E. ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE OF ENJOYMENT OR OTHER INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PRODUCT. THIS INCLUDES DAMAGES TO PROPERTY AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY. THIS WARRANTY IS INSTEAD OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  4. PROOF OF PURCHASE: A warranty claim must be accompanied by proof of the date of purchase.
  5. CLAIM PROCEDURE: Upon discovery of any defect, Progressive Dynamics, Inc. shall be supplied the following information:
    • A. Name and address of the claimant;
    • B. Model and serial number of the product;
    • C. Name, year and model of the vehicle in which the product was installed;
    • D. Copy of original bill of sale showing date of purchase;
    • E. Complete description of the claimed defect.

Upon determination that a warranty claim exists (a defect in material or workmanship occurring under normal use and service,) the product shall be shipped postage prepaid to Progressive Dynamics, Inc. together with proof of purchase. The product will be repaired or replaced and returned postage prepaid to 507 Industrial Road, Marshall, MI 49068.
For Warranty Service Call: (269) 781-4242 or email service@progressivedyn.com

ATTENTION

  • WARNING: TORQUE ALL CONNECTIONS PER LABEL – EXCESSIVE TORQUE MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO CONNECTIONS LEADING TO A FIRE CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
  • WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD – DUE TO THE HIGH VOLTAGES ASSOCIATED WITH ITS OPERATION ONLY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL SHOULD INSTALL OR TROUBLESHOOT THIS TRANSFER SWITCH! ALL APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS MUST BE MET WHEN INSTALLING THIS DEVICE. SEE WIRING DIAGRAM INSIDE OF THE COVER AND ON THE BACK OF THIS PAGE. IMPROPER HANDLING OR INSTALLATION MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
  • WARNING: THE 5200 & 5300 SERIES AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES ARE NOT IGNITION-PROTECTED AND SHOULD NOT BE MOUNTED IN THE SAME COMPARTMENT AS BATTERIES OR FLAMMABLE MATERIALS SUCH AS GASOLINE. DO NOT MOUNT THE TRANSFER SWITCH IN THE GENERATOR OR LP GAS COMPARTMENT. A FIRE CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE AND SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH COULD RESULT!
  • THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR USE WITH 240-VOLT SINGLE-LEG SUPPLIES. APPLICATION OF VOLTAGES OVER 130 VOLTS FROM HOT TO NEUTRAL MAY CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE UNIT.

Description of Operation

  • When power is applied to the shoreside, the contactor activates and supplies power to the panel—GREEN shore LED on front panel will light.
  • When power is applied to the Gen side there is a 20-45 second delay then the Gen side contact will activate, power will go to the panel from the Gen side and the shore side will be locked out—GREEN generator LED on front panel will light.
  • If shore power returns while the Gen power is present, nothing will happen. When the Gen power is removed the contactor will drop out and allow the shoreside to supply power.
  • In a single-leg application, the HOT1 side must be used for the control circuitry to work. For models with surge protection, both HOT1 and HOT2 must have power applied for proper operation.

Installation Instructions

The 5200 & 5300 Automatic Transfer Switches can be installed as shown in figures 1 and 2 provided there is room to route the shore power, generator, and distribution connection wires. The 5200 & 5300 Automatic Transfer Switches are not suitable for outdoor locations and should be mounted in a protected area. We recommend that the transfer switch be mounted as close to the shore power and generator power cords as practical to reduce voltage loss.

REFER TO THE WIRING DIAGRAMS LOCATED INSIDE THE COVER FOR ALL CONNECTION INFORMATION AND TORQUE REQUIREMENTS.

NOTE:
DO NOT MOUNT THE UNIT VERTICALLY AS SHOWN IN FIGURE 3 AND 4. DOING SO WILL SHORTEN THE SERVICE LIFE OF THE UNIT.

Consult a licensed electrician or a certified RV technician for installation assistance.

Proper mounting configuration options

Progressive Dynamics PD52V 5200 Series Automatic Transfer Switch fig-2

How to Disable Generator Transfer Delay

  • PD52/PD53 CONTROL BOARD
    To DISABLE the time-out function of the control board INSTALL a .100 inch shorting jumper over the connector marked J1. Progressive Dynamics PD52V 5200 Series Automatic Transfer Switch fig-3
  • PD52/PD53 CONTROL BOARD
    With Jumper Installed and delay time disabled
  • PD52DCS CONTROL BOARD
    To DISABLE the time-out function of the control board REMOVE the shorting jumper over the connector marked J1 as shown. Progressive Dynamics PD52V 5200 Series Automatic Transfer Switch fig-4
  • PD52S CONTROL BOARD
    To DISABLE the time-out function of the control board RE-MOVE the shorting jumper over the connector marked J1 as shown. (Control board shown with jumper removed.)

SHORE SOURCE VOLTAGE DETECTOR

(Used for Auto Gen Start)

For Transfer Switches supplied with the optional voltage sense board connect the “16 VAC Out” connections to the “shore power present” inputs of your generator control center. These connections do not have a polarity requirement. This output will be 16 VAC whenever shore power is present.

Hi-pot Procedure: (OEM INSTALLATIONS ONLY)

NOTE:
FOR TRANSFER SWITCHES WITH SURGE PROTECTION, DISCONNECT THE GREEN WIRE FROM THE GROUND BAR WHILE PERFORMING THIS TEST. (DO NOT ALLOW THE WIRE END TO CONTACT ANY METALLIC SURFACE)

  1. Onshore Power Connections connect HOT1, HOT2, and NEU.
  2. Connect one lead of the Hi-pot tester to the HOT1, HOT2, and NEU junction.
  3. Connect other lead of Hi-pot tester to Chassis Ground.
  4. Apply power to the Hi-pot Tester and perform the test.
  5. Perform steps 1-4 for the LOAD and GENERATOR side to complete the Hi-pot testing of the coach.

NOTE: RECONNECT GREEN WIRE WHEN COMPLETE. 

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

No power to loads when plugged into shore power: 

  1. Measure AC Volts between HOT1 and NEU on the shoreline connections, there must be a voltage between 105 and 130VAC to energize the contactor. If the proper voltage is not present then there is a wiring error between the shore cord and the transfer switch or a shore power problem.
  2. If proper voltage is present at HOT1 and NEU on the shore side measure AC Volts on the load side between HOT1 and NEU, should read between 105 and 130VAC. If the voltage is not present and there is proper voltage on the SHORE side the transfer switch is defective. If the proper voltage is present on the LOAD side there is a wiring error between the transfer switch and the distribution panel.

No power to loads when the generator is running: 

  1. Disconnect Shore Power.
  2. Start the generator, and measure AC Volts between HOT1 and NEU on the GEN connections, there needs to be voltage between 105 and 130VAC to energize the contactor. NOTE: there is a 20-45-second delay before the generator transfer contacts engage. When voltage is present between HOT1 and NEU the green LED on the control board will be illuminated. If the proper voltage is not present then there is a wiring error between the generator and the transfer switch or a generator problem.
  3. If proper voltage is present at HOT1 and NEU on the GEN side wait 20-45 seconds then measure AC Volts on the load side between HOT1 and NEU, it should read between 105 and 130VAC. If the voltage is not present and there is proper voltage on the GEN side the transfer switch is defective.

NOTE: FOR MODELS WITH SURGE PROTECTION THERE MUST ALSO BE 105 TO 130VAC PRESENT FROM HOT2 TO NEUTRAL. 

One or both RED LEDs on the front cover are lit. (Units with Surge Protection) 

  1. This indicates the surge protection on the shoreside has been damaged and is no longer functional.
  2. Replace circuit board assembly. For model PD52S use the PD813347 control Board. For Model PD52DCS use the PD813283 control board. WARNING: Using the wrong control board will result in damage to the contactor.

No power to Auto Gen Start

  1. With shore power connected, measure AC Volts between HOT1 and NEU on the shoreline connections, there must be a voltage between 105 and 130VAC to energize the contactor. If the proper voltage is not present then there is a wiring error between the shore cord and the transfer switch or a shore power problem.
  2. Measure voltage on output terminals of the voltage sense board. The test should be performed with wires connected and disconnected. Voltage should be about 16 VAC.
  3. If voltage is not present with no connection, replace the voltage sense circuit board with PD813237.
  4. If voltage is not present with wires connected there is a problem with the wiring or your generator control center.

FAQs about Progressive Dynamics PD52V 5200 Series Automatic Transfer Switch

What is the lifespan of an automated transfer switch?

What is the Automatic Transfer Switch’s expected lifespan? The average lifespan of an automated transfer switch (ATS) is 20 to 25 years; however, this varies based on how much use it gets. The ATS can be anticipated to endure up to 100,000 operations with routine maintenance.

How is an automated transfer switch maintained?

Examine all of the wires, control wiring, and connections to the control panel; replace or tighten as necessary. Examine, dust, and vacuum the inside and outside of the ATS enclosure. If required, check and replace any batteries that are installed. Inspect the torque of each lug and bus connection, and adjust as necessary to meet requirements.

What is the automated transfer switch’s capacity?

Diesel generator automatic transfer switches are designed to withstand continuous current ratings between 30 and 4000 amperes. The ampere ratings 30, 40, 70, 80, 100, 150, 225, 260, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1600, 2000, 3000, and 4000 amperes are usually the most widely used ones.

What is the transfer switch’s speed?

Depending on the STS model you select. Power Continuity Static Switches typically react in 3 to 5 milliseconds (thousandths of a second); in fact, they react so quickly that the switch from Source A to B feed, or vice versa, won’t even register on your equipment.

How should a transfer switch be cleaned?

You must remove the transfer switch barriers or arc chutes in order to examine the contacts inside of a transfer switch in order to do a thorough deep clean. Use a fresh, dry cloth to quickly remove any surface deposits or dirt and grime accumulation that you see.

What is a transfer switch used for?

Devices known as transfer switches enable the secure connection or disconnection of several electrical sources to an electric load. A backup generator is a common feature of houses and businesses, and it is utilized in the case of a power loss.

Where is the automatic transfer switch the ideal spot to install it?

An ATS is frequently placed at the service entrance of buildings with a single utility connection and emergency power source to guarantee that important loads can switch to emergency power in a timely and safe manner in the event that utility power is interrupted.

What function does an automated transfer switch serve?

When an automatic transfer switch (ATS) detects a malfunction or outage in the primary power source, it immediately switches the power supply from the primary source to the backup source.

What is the size of a transfer switch?

Amperage, or the amount of electric current that a switch can safely and precisely manage, is simply indicated by the phrase “size.” You’ll probably see “amp ratings” on transfer switches, which might be as little as 50 or as high as thousands.

What distinguishes an ATS from an ATO?

While the ATS monitors the running times and modifies train operation accordingly, the ATO gives controls to substitute the driver.

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