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Old 04-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Converter/Charger Replacement

After cooking my two house batteries with the stock Winnebago single step converter/charger, I'm looking to replace it with a 3 or 4 step converter/charger. Which is considered the most reliable?
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I got the 9260 and couldn't be more pleased. Haven't added water since I installed it , six months ago.

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Clifftall, thanks for responding. Can you tell me if you leave your coach plugged into shore power when unused?
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Mine is never unplugged unless we're driving .
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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converter

I went with the Iota 45amp converter. for two years it has worked perfectly,if you search this forum you find that "DriVer" has a step by step install very helpful good luck on your choice.By the way when not on the road it is plugged in 24/7.
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After cooking my two house batteries with the stock Winnebago single step converter/charger, I'm looking to replace it with a 3 or 4 step converter/charger. Which is considered the most reliable?
Mine came with the Progressive industries 9180, I added a 40.00 Charge wizard and now it has the 3 stage charging that is compatible with my AGMs

You can buy the 9280 that already has the charge wizard built in.

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I bought the Progressive Industries 9280. It charges 4 deep cell 6 volts and the chassis 12 volt great. Like mentioned before, I have no issues with water boil off anymore.
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I've ordered the Progressive Dynamics Intelli-Power PD9245 with the built-in Charge Wizard and Remote Pendant from Amazon for $106. From my research on this forum and on others, it came out as the best choice for me.
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Why only 45 amp?
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3 or 4 stage? The 3 companies that most go with are:
Magnum
Xantrex
Progressive
If you do go with a new 3 or 4 stage one then I would suggest a Pure Sine and the largest watts you can afford. That would make sure that the newer electronics and stuff will work without being fried as they might with a modified sine wave one. And the largest like a 2000 watt or higher to make sure that you can run everything you want to all at once.
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3 or 4 stage? The 3 companies that most go with are:
Magnum
Xantrex
Progressive
If you do go with a new 3 or 4 stage one then I would suggest a Pure Sine and the largest watts you can afford. That would make sure that the newer electronics and stuff will work without being fried as they might with a modified sine wave one. And the largest like a 2000 watt or higher to make sure that you can run everything you want to all at once.
Me thinks you have Converter and Inverter confused in your mind.

They are quite different animals. However, you can get combination units (Inverter/Chargers) from Magnum and Xantrex, but not from PD.
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