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Old 07-15-2016, 12:54 PM   #1
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CAN ANYONE TELL ME ,DO I HAVE TO REPLACE MY CONVERTER WITH SAME
ONE THAT MY COACH CAME WITH OR CAN I UPGRADE TO HIGHER AMPERAGE
I HAVE A 55 AMP WFCO 9855 AND IF SO ,WHICH WOULD BE BEST .WOULD BE
NICE IF HAS A ELECTRONIC MONITORING ALSO:
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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Bigger is fine. Just be sure to make the proper settings on the new converter (Number and type of batteries or amp hours, as needed).
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The wiring size/capacity to the battery bank and the circuit providing 120vac to the converter may be a consideration. If going from a 55 to a 65 or so, existing likely ok. But if moving from, say 55 to 100, likely not ok.
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We have been happy with this companies "automatic 4 mode" converters.
As stated earlier match the charge current and replacement device with you battery type and capacity.
You may get more comments if we know your battery type and capacities.


4600 Series Upgrade or Replacement Power Converters

Another option which is what we have.
http://www.progressivedyn.com/power_...ters_9200.html
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Just replaced my 55amp on the road with a 60 amp. Made by Progressive Dynamics. PD9260-CV w/ Charge Wizard
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I did the same and it was soooo much better. I hardly had to add anywhere near the water as when I had the WFCO . It was so quiet and being in the bedroom was a real plus.
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I did the same and it was soooo much better. I hardly had to add anywhere near the water as when I had the WFCO . It was so quiet and being in the bedroom was a real plus.
I was on my way to Kansas when I discovered it was not working. Mailing it was out of the question so I stopped at a distributor in Oklahoma a bought it. To get me there I had to connect a battery charger to the coach batteries. When I got it I just installed it at the campsite. Works great!
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Upgrading to 75 or 100 amps should be no problem. On the AC side, the amperage will go up only about one-half amp, not enough to be concerned about. On the DC side, just take a look at the wire size, but it should probably be OK. The higher current to charge really low batteries will not last long before tapering off to a much milder charge rate.


The quicker recovery and more intelligent charger is well worth the slight extra cost.


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