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Old 03-08-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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New 6 volt 220 amp bats what charger?

Ok I bought 2 new 6 volt 220 amp batteries to rep-lace the old 12volts that were about to die. Since the coach spends most of its life sitting and not running i want to keep the house batteries from running down so i need a charger-tender-whatever to hook up to it.

I am not well informed as to what these bats would need, i assume any 12 volt charger, trickle, tender would work.

I would like some suggestions as to what has worked for you.

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Old 03-08-2015, 07:15 PM   #2
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Get a 50 amp, 3 or 4 stage, smart charger. IOTA makes a good one.

Look on Amazon for smart chargers

Happy shopping
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:45 AM   #4
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For those batteries a Progressive Dynamics Intella power 9260 or if you want a slightly faster charge (At the cost of possibly slightly reducing battery life) 9280

Or a 9100 (same two last digits) with the optional charge wizard

or if replacing an existing intergrated converter/power center the 4600

If you see a theme here (Progressive Dynamics Charge Wizard) you got it, My rig is 10 years old come may and I've been researching converter since I got it, OEM was a 9180 with wizard,, I've yet to find a better one.
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Are you talking about the converter/charger built into the RV (charges batteries when the RV is plugged to shore power), or an external charger you will use while the RV is in storage and not plugged in? For an external charger, something like a Battery Tender is a good choice.
Deltran Battery Tender
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yes tender will do thank you
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Ed,

By the time you get and install a good battery tender, you will be most of the way to a Progressive Dynamics or Iota converter charger. If you save the difference, it will not buy you one new battery (of the two). Get the multi-stage converter now and save the grief.

Before the depression shut us down, we did lots of work on expensive boats. I can't begin to tell you how many "battery tenders" I threw overboard. The complaint was usually, "It worked great until we were on the boat for a few (days/weeks) and now the lights are dim and the stereo quit.

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Agree that an good Progressive or Iota 3-stage charger ought to be the primary house charging system, but Edsperfect seems to be asking about an auxiliary charger to use when in storage. However, if he had that good onboard charger to begin with, he could just plug the coach into the outlet he will need for the Battery Tender anyway. A quality charger won't boil the batteries.
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Good advice. I have the PD9160, works great.
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