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Old 07-28-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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from converter to converter charger

Hi all again

Im looking to replace my current A/C converter to a converter charger so i can keep the batteries up while plugged into shore. Right now, I have to keep the battery charger in the rig, and its only 20ft so theres not much room.

any moderately priced ones that are decent that anyone knows about?
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:51 PM   #2
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Why don't you get a Battery Tender Plus it won't boil your barrery dry. Cost a lot less, and small in size.
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Hi all again

Im looking to replace my current A/C converter to a converter charger so i can keep the batteries up while plugged into shore. Right now, I have to keep the battery charger in the rig, and its only 20ft so theres not much room.

any moderately priced ones that are decent that anyone knows about?
I'm about to order one off of ebay. They have several brands/amp ratings. Since I'm rewiring my MH I'm going to upgrade from the original 30 amp to a 45 amp unit with built in smart charger. its about 120 bucks with free shipping.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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I'm about to order one off of ebay. They have several brands/amp ratings. Since I'm rewiring my MH I'm going to upgrade from the original 30 amp to a 45 amp unit with built in smart charger. its about 120 bucks with free shipping.
Nice, could you PM me the sellers name?
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:24 AM   #5
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Nice, could you PM me the sellers name?
Just do a search for Progressive Dynamics 9245 and you'll find quite a few sellers.

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We swapped out our old converter/charger (which destroyed our batteries by continuous charging) to a Progressive Dynamics 9245 with Charge Wizard from Best Converters.

Good support from these folks.
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Thanks all,

Heres some pics if you have any more input









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What make is the original 30 amp? Make and model.. Just want to know.

And the advice to go with the PDI 9245... When I got my rig I did a lot, and I mean a LOT of research into converters.... I have yet to find a better one than the 9200 line from Progressive Dynamics.

Oh, I see, Phillips.. Not much I can tell you about that company save.. I'm not happy with them for other reasons that have absolutly NOTHING to do with that product.
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In the Top pic, Phillips power converter, model: pc-301-m-2
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:02 PM   #10
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I got one of these for our '88 Winnie for about $125 on Ebay:

45 AMP UNIVERSAL REPLACEMENT > Converters & Accessories - RV Parts Express - RV Parts, RV Accessories, Recreational Vehicle, Inverter, Converter, Camping, Motorhome, 5th Wheel, Travel Trailer, RV Repair Parts

So far, so good...
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You have one the first RV converters that was ever produced (Daves Place - RV Electrical Systems).

You may want to consider both a converter and a distribution panel upgrade. The 9200 series converter comes in several sizes. You can also find links to information about them on my web page above. I recently upgraded to my setup to the products shown below. The distribution center handles both AC and DV load distribution. The converter plugs into the back of it.

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Hey thanks Dave, genius as always
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Hey Dave,

Do you suggest I get the 2 in 1 distribution and conv/charger? or do them separate.

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There is a saying I read once "Discreteness are dandy"

The advantage of the separate units is this: The fuse/breaker box almost never fails so long as you keep the wires tight.. The converter, sooner or hopefully much later WILL fail on most rigs.. Way easier to replace if it's not "intergrated" in the larger assembly. Way easier.

I'd go with separate.
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