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Old 03-19-2019, 12:06 PM   #1
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2004 Adventurer controller

Ok so I was just informed that if you choose to use a AGM battery that it requires a unique or special Controller .. that Controller should have an option to choose charging a WET cell, AGM or GEL ... anyone have any idea if a 2004 Winnebago adventurer 35U has such a controller ?
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The Progressive Dynamics (PD) chargers (perhaps newer, year & model?) will work just fine with AGM. Which model do you have?
Contact PD with your question for the most accurate information;

https://www.progressivedyn.com/contact-us/
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:09 PM   #3
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My 03 Adventurer only had a converter, and unable to designate battery type. But my batteries, 2 house, were Optima AGM and seemed to work fine.
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Dan on your 03 .. do you know where the convertor is located ? thanks Glenn
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If I remember right it was on the floor below the stove. Have to remove lower drawer to get to it.
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I just heard back from Winnebago and they informed me that the 2004 Adventurer 35U is equipped with a Parallex 7400 Series
Converter/Battery Charger .. I reached out and contacted Bruce who is a Tech at Parrallex and he assured me that the 7400 Series will properly charge and maintain AGM batteries ... thank you all for responding to my questions Glenn Shay in Phx.
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It might charge an AGM, but I doubt it would be optimum

Here is Charge Rate Graph for Group 27 Half Discharged Battery

Parallax 7400 Owners Manual

AGM batteries usually start bulk charge at 14.8 VDC
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Whether it will work or not is somewhat academic. A suitable replacement will be better and not that expensive. Here's what I put in my 2002 35U:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Whatever unit you use, be advised that the color coding of the wires (especially DC) might not be color-coded in the way you might expect. I don't remember the details but, on my 2002, red was actually negative and I ended up blowing an internal fuse in the new converter. My advice is to double check every wire with a multi-meter before connecting to the new unit.
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