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Old 05-15-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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Charger Location???

I have a new Lithium battery that I am going to put into my TT. I also had to buy a special battery charger for this thing ($$$). The one that the manufacturer recommends isn't a portable one but one that can be/should be mounted. Does anyone see any issues of mounting this onto the TT? If so, any suggestions on where to mount it? It is waterproof as it is built for boats. Has anyone mounted their charger before and if so where have you mounted it? Did you use screws or just epoxy/glue it onto the front of the trailer?



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Can it work if mounted in the front strorage area? Out of the weather. Or does it need to be closer to the battery?
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I have a 60 and 45 amp pair of Progressive Dynamics Lithium chargers mounted in my front pass through storage. My batteries are very close inside the trailer living space adjacent to the pass through storage. My Spartan 2200 watt PSW inverter in nearby along with my battery bus bars, disconnects solar chargers etc...

My four 100 amp-hour LiFePO4 batteries stay warm in the heated living area. They also are out of site and locked inside the trailer instead of on the trailer tongue.
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Does anyone see any issues of mounting this onto the TT? If so, any suggestions on where to mount it? It is waterproof as it is built for boats. Has anyone mounted their charger before and if so where have you mounted it? Did you use screws or just epoxy/glue it onto the front of the trailer?

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The installation manual may have recommendations. Could be, it should not be mounted directly on plastic or vinyl due to heat.

I would not glue it on to my trailer and I would not use screws on the outside TT walls. Putting it on the TT "A" frame would expose it to road dirt and corrosive splash from the TV.

I would mount it close to the battery but inside like in the pass through. Use heavy gage cable. I would also mount the lithium battery inside. Lithium batteries work better in heated spaces.
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why not just take out the existing converter and mount your new one in it's place? what we do not know is the amperage of the existing converter and of the new one. if your new one is higher amperage you may have to replace the existing battery cables with higher capacity cables.
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Can it work if mounted in the front strorage area? Out of the weather. Or does it need to be closer to the battery?

It can pretty much be mounted anywhere but I would have to check the length of the connection cables. I would rather have it outside as it also has a plug to attach to an extension cord.
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The installation manual may have recommendations. Could be, it should not be mounted directly on plastic or vinyl due to heat.

I would not glue it on to my trailer and I would not use screws on the outside TT walls. Putting it on the TT "A" frame would expose it to road dirt and corrosive splash from the TV.

I would mount it close to the battery but inside like in the pass through. Use heavy gage cable. I would also mount the lithium battery inside. Lithium batteries work better in heated spaces.

With how expensive these batteries are, that's a great idea. I never thought of relocating the battery inside the trailer. I can put it right under the couch which sits at the front of the TT.
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