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Old 01-13-2019, 03:31 AM   #1
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My power converter cooling fan runs all the time when plugged into shore power. Any idea what could be causing it. Thanks
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Edhick,

Most have an internal thermal switch. That is probably bad.

You also probably still have the original converter and could benefit from a modern replacement.

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Old 01-13-2019, 02:36 PM   #3
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converter fan is t-stat controlled


Original converter is tired.........old design....time for upgrade to a electronic controlled multi-stage design
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Original converter is tired.........old design....time for upgrade to a electronic controlled multi-stage design
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I'd like to chime in. I'm in the same boat - looking for an update and replacement. My situation is a 1985 Fleetwood with the original Progressive Dynamics PD765Q. The converter is good for 45amps of DC, with a separate 15 amp 2-stage battery charger (which honestly is a pretty poor unit). where the converter is built into the same box as the breaker panel. This does not scare me, I can disconnect the old unit, remove it, then wire in an outside-mounted unit. Then later on I can swap the AC breaker and DC fuse panel for one with more circuits.

At the moment I'm just looking for a recommendation. The battery system is a pair of GC2s in series. Down the road I'm going to add two more.
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OEM Manual that covers the PD765Q (plus many other models)
https://www.progressivedyn.com/wp-co...ual-710778.pdf


Contact Progressive Dynamics and Talk with Randy for replacement options
Ask Randy


A stand alone unit like the PD9245 would be a good 'replacement'
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I installed a Power Max 55, 4 stage converter near the batteries. Short cable run so little voltage drop. Worked great.

Removed the black wire from the original converter circuit breaker and ran some romex to the new converter off that breaker.

When I traded the MH, I took back my converter and wired the old one back in.
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Edhick,

Most have an internal thermal switch. That is probably bad.

You also probably still have the original converter and could benefit from a modern replacement.

Frank
What do you think of the boondocker 4600 series converter. Any pros or cons you know of.
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oem manual that covers the pd765q (plus many other models)
https://www.progressivedyn.com/wp-co...ual-710778.pdf

contact progressive dynamics and talk with randy for replacement options
ask randy

a stand alone unit like the pd9245 would be a good 'replacement'

thank you!
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Thanks for the download some great trouble shooting guides.
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