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  • Does Progressive Dynamics 4500 Series Inteli-Power Converter # PD4575K18LS8 Come with Breakers
  • The Progressive Dynamics 4500 Series Inteli-Power Converter # PD4575K18LS8 that you referenced does not come with breakers actually. I attached a picture that has the breaker info for the unit though. You'll need to supply your own. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Maximum Amp Main of Breakers on Progressive Dynamics 4500 Series Converter
  • I checked with Progressive Dynamics and the breakers for the Progressive Dynamics 4500 Series Inteli-Power Converter # PD4575K18LS8 are 50 amp main. This is also true of the other models of 4500 Series Converter, parts # PD4560K18LS8 and # PD4590K18LS8. I have added a link to a video review of this converter for you to take a look at.
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  • RV AC/DC Breker Panel and Charger Compatible with Lithium Batteries
  • Yes, the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center # PD4560K18LS8 that you referenced can switch between lead acid and lithium batteries so it will work with the Life Po style battery you have which is a lithium.
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  • Can I Upgrade or Replace my Progressive Dynamics 4000 Power Control Center to use Lithium Batteries
  • You do have the option of installing the entire Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter Charger part # PD4560K18LS8 which has the benefit of a switch allowing you to go from lithium to non lithium batteries quiclky. The second option would be upgrading your current Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with the Replacement Lithium Converter for Progressive Dynamics 4000 Series RV Power Control Center part # PD4060LICSV. This will accomplish...
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  • How To Attach the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger To the Start Battery
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1250D needs to be installed on the trailer, next to the service/auxiliary batteries. That said, this now means you must run a wire from the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger to the start battery in your vehicle. The correct size wire to use will vary based on total length as you mentioned. I recommend you go pretty large so you don't have to worry about issues with length or voltage drop. We actually have a kit that will work...
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  • Replacement Converter for Parallax 555 Converter in 5th Wheel
  • We actually have a replacement converter for your Parallax 7355 you have now with the part # PD4655V which would easily fix your converter setup and get you back going. This would be your best replacement solution.
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  • Can Progressive Dynamics Converter # PD9160A Replace PD9155
  • I reached out to my contact at Progressive Dynamics and he said the 60 amp # PD9160A Converter will work just fine to replace your existing PD9155. The slight increase in amperage isn't an issue at all and there aren't any safety concerns. This is going to provide you with a higher 60 amp output, so if a fuse on your current unit is being blown from being overdrawn, or it's simply an internal issue on an old converter, the replacement will work perfectly and will resolve this problem....
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  • Which Inverter Charger Should I Use For My Keystone Montana RV?
  • The yellow wire is the wire that connects to the solar panels. I have attached a detailed wiring diagram and demonstration video for the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 50 Amp # 331-BCDC1250D. In regard to an inverter/charger with a built-in transfer switch, I recommend going with Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger - 2,000 Watts - 100 Amps - 12V # 34280055 and Installation Kit # 342GPDCKIT4. If you need more than 2,000 watts,...
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  • Which Progressive Dynamics Converter for RV with 3 AGM Batteries?
  • The fan on your Progressive Dynamics # PD9260C running more often than usual could mean a couple of things are going on here; and you're correct in thinking that most of them aren't a good sign. It sounds like you've cleaned out the vents on the converter as well as changed the fuses, but one of the telltale signs that your converter is going out is that it's overcharging your battery. I recommend checking the voltage on your batteries; they should be around 13.5v if the converter is still...
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  • Converter Upgrade from WFCO to Charge Lithium Batteries
  • The correct replacement panel for you is the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 35 Amp # PD4135K. As you can see this is an 35 amp panel just like your WFCO-8735-P which means it is a safe replacement in terms of power. It does provide an upgrade beyond being able to charge your lithium batteries. While your old one could have six DC branch circuits, this one gives you one 40 amp DC and six 30 amp DC branch circuits. We also...
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  • RV Battery Charger and Portable Solar Panel System for Boondocking
  • Yes, Redarc DC to DC battery charger # 331-BCDC1240D is the right choice for charging your trailer's 540-amp battery bank. This unit can mount in the cabin of your vehicle, along a chassis frame rail, or in the engine compartment and it will connect to the vehicle's battery for input power, not to your 7-way. Use the heaviest gauge wire you can for all connections. Redarc recommends 6-gauge for runs up to 16-feet and 4-gauge for longer runs; this applies to battery input power, solar...
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  • Does Lithium Trailer Battery Need a Different Charger/Converter
  • Lithium batteries do require a higher voltage when charging than non-lithium batteries so a converter like the part # PD4655LIV would be needed if you have WFCO power converter. If you have a different brand panel let me know and I can help with that. Or if you wanted an all new panel you'd need one that is compatible with lithium and lead acid batteries like the Progressive Dynamics # PD4045KA.
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  • Can 50 Amp RV Plug Be Hooked Up to Progressive Dynamics Converter # PD4060K
  • I reached out to my contact at Progressive Dynamics and he said the 4000 Series Inteli-Power Converter # PD4060K won't work with a 50 amp inlet like # A10-50INBKVP because the AC/DC panel is only rated at 30 amps. With this in mind you could hook up a 30 amp inlet such as the Epicord # 277-000137 to your existing panel. Otherwise to install a 50 amp inlet you would need a higher-rated converter and AC/DC panel like the Progressive Dynamics # PD4575K18LS8. This particular unit features...
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  • How to Keep Deep Cycle Battery Charged for Winch and Trailer Light Usage
  • The positive terminal on your deep cycle battery will connect to the 12V circuit from your 2018 Ram 2500 to provide a maintenance charge and you do ground the battery from the negative terminal to your trailer frame. With that being said, the 12V power from the alternator on your Ram will provide a trickle charge at best (which keeps the battery topped off when not in use) and it won't actually charge the deep cycle battery completely. Since it sounds like you are looking to use...
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  • Should I Use 25 amp or 40 amp Redarc BCDC Battery Charger For 200 ah Battery
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input part # 331-BCDC1225D will work fine to replenish the 200 amp hour battery but I do recommend to the use the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1240D to replinesh the battery faster. The Redarc 40 amp charger is designed for battery banks 200 ah and higher and has a 600 watt power output. All of the Redarc chargers are safe for your system, the setup includes an effective battery isolation to prevent any feedback....
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  • Can BRW77FR Be Wired To The Battery In Conjunction With A Solar Charger
  • The problem to watch out for, is not the voltage, it's the current (cfm). If your battery recommends 30a max charge current and both of your chargers are rated at 15a, you're good to use them both at the same time. If your chargers are both 30a units, then you could damage your battery. Since both the Solar # BRW54FR and wall charger # BRW77FR are 7.5 Watts I don't see there being an issue. The wall charger has a cut off when the batter is fully charged and the solar will maintain the the...
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  • Is the Progressive Dynamics PD9270 Just a Charger or a Charger/Converter
  • The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 70 Amps # PD9270 is a charger and a converter. I reached out to my contact at Progressive Dynamics and in order to switch from the # PD9160A to the # PD9270 you would need to verify that all of your wiring is capable of handling the additional output. They also told me that your problem is common and comes from the # PD9160A being a single stage charger. It is possible to upgrade your system using the...
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  • Best Solar Recommendation for my 2020 Forest River Wildwood 310BH
  • What a nice Camper to have!! To help maintian a battery charge the 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger part # PTW2997 you looked at is adequate. This is just a maintenance charger though like a trickle charger it will just keep your battery from discharging it will not keep up with loads put on the system. When it comes to usable solar power for you pre wired set up you can't go wrong with the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel part # 34282610...
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  • How to Install 7-Way on 2020 Hyundai Palisade for Brake Controller
  • The best option we have right now (August 2019) is for you to install the 4-way on your 2020 Hyundai Palisade from Hyundai as we don't have an option yet, and then convert it to a 7-way with the part # ETBC7 which comes with everything needed to install a brake controller and convert the 4-way to a 7-way. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup....
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  • Testing Battery Charger of Progressive Dynamics PD4060K and Replacing Converter
  • If put a voltmeter on the leads that run to the battery you should see the voltage increase when the converter is powered. To replace just the converter section of it you'd just want the part # PD4060CSV and you'd be set. It's not a difficult install at all.
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  • Replacement Converter Solution for Parallax 500 Series Converter in RV
  • We have a replacement converter for your Parallax 500 series converter with part # PD4655V which will require removing just the section of you panel but if you wanted to replace it with the part # PD9260C you definitely could by removing everything you have and basically just making the needed wiring connections.
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  • Replacement for Converter for Parallax 7300 RV Power Converter
  • The recommended 55A replacement for your Parallax 7300 would be the Progressive Dynamics # PD4655V for flooded lead acid, AGM and Gel batteries. Progressive Dynamics offers a 1000 watt pure sine-wave inverter/transfer switch, part # PD1210SR that would be a good choice if a 2000 watt surge/1000 watt running output would meet your needs. I've linked to product description videos for the items mentioned above.
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  • Converter/Power Center Makes A Humming Noise and Gets Warm, Also Some Outlets Do Not Have Power
  • On the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4045KA you need to verify that the converter/charger is set to the appropriate battery type that it is charging. It is common for the converter to get warm and the fan should turn on to regulate the temperature of the converter. The humming may be the sound of the fan that you hear. It is a good idea to check the fan to ensure it is not damaged or covered in dust causing it to not cool properly. The...
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  • Recommendations on RV Converter
  • It sounds like what you are looking for is a RV Converter along the lines of what Progressive Dynamics supplies several options in, while not all are specifically 13.8 VDC output, they are within a range of. These specific models listed will charge your lithium battery bank as well. The Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 60 Amp, # PD4060K, is a great product. This 2-in-1 AC/DC distribution panel and converter charger keeps your power systems...
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  • Replacement Converter For Magnetek 6300Q Series Converter That Overheats and Overcharges Batteries
  • I do have an option for you but the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger part # PD4135K is a direct replacement for WFCO model 8735. I recommend the Replacement Converter for Parallax/Magnetek or WFCO RV Power Centers part # PD4645V for the Magnetek 6300Q which is the direct replacement for the Magnetek 6300 series at 45 amps. According to my research the older Magnetek converters provide a constant charge that damages the battery....
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  • Can Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger be Used to Jump Start Battery
  • In addition to the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D you need to use a Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator. I recommend using the Battery Isolator with Wiring Kit # 331-SBI12KIT if you don't already have the fuse kit, or part # 331-SBI12D if you do already have the fuse kit. With the isolator installed you can then connect a push-button into your system to help jump your start battery.
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  • Portable Solar Panel Charger for Charging RV Batteries During Day
  • That amount of amperage/wattage that the two charger kits you mentioned are capable of really wouldn't be adequate to charge a depleted battery. Especially in a day as they are more designed to keep a battery topped off in storage more than anything. These both can put out up to 7.5 watts. You'd want something with more output than that like the Goal Zero Boulder Briefcase Kit part # 287-32408 which is rated for 100 watts.
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  • Replacement Power Converter for Model 7155 On 2008 Keystone Hideout
  • To replace your Parallax model 7155, you will want the Replacement Converter for Parallax/Magnetek or WFCO RV Power Centers - 55 Amp # PD4655V. This will serve as a direct replacement. If you wish to replace the converter and the breakers, you can use the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 60 Amp # PD4060K which is also compatible.
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  • Replacement Power Converter for Magnetek Power Converter 6300/6332
  • For a new converter, the Replacement Converter for Parallax/Magnetek or WFCO RV Power Centers part # PD4635V will be a direct upgrade replacement for the Magnetek Converter Series 6300 Model 6332 that you have now.
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  • Redarc BCDC Battery Charger Compatibility for 2019 F-350 Chassis Class C
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 40 Amp # 331-BCDC1240D will work well on a Class C vehicle. The unit will charge your secondary battery and allow you to use solar panels for charging as well. It works on a wide variety of battery styles and the installation instructions will help you with installation. I do recommend using the 60-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit for Redarc In-Vehicle 40-Amp BCDC Battery Charger # 331-FK60. Redarc does recommend using...
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  • What Replacement Converter/Charger Do I Need to Replace my Parallax Model 7345 Converter?
  • I have a great alternative for you. Unfortunately, the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 60 Amp # PD4060K is not confirmed to work with your Parallax model 7345. In addition, the 60-amp power could potentially damage your 45-amp requirement. With that being said, we do have a converter that is the direct replacement for your model 7345: the Replacement Converter for Parallax/Magnetek or WFCO RV Power Centers - 45 Amp # PD4645V. This is the part...
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  • Progressive Dynamics RV Inteli-Converter that is Compatible with Lithium Batteries
  • We have similar converters that are Lithium battery compatible with the part # PD9180ALV but the part number you referenced is not compatible with this style of battery.
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  • Replacement for WFCO WF-9865 Converter Charger
  • I can tell you for certain that the replacement for your malfunctioning WFCO WF-9865 converter is the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # PD9270. Now, if your old converter is no longer charging your batteries, even if the fuses are blown it may still indicate the converter needs replacing. I took a look at the manual for the WFCO WF-9865 which gives you numerous steps that you'll want to take to see if your converter is blown, and if so, you can...
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  • Recommended Way to Charge my Trailer's Breakaway Battery
  • Both the CTEK US 0.8 Universal Battery Charger with Pulse Maintenance part # CTEK56865 and the Bright Way Solar Battery Charger and Maintainer part # BRW54FR would work well for this application. I prefer the solar option as it wouldn't require shore power. As an alternative I would instead use just the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with Built-In Battery Charger part # 20400. Since you're already going to be installing a breakaway kit why not one with a built...
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  • Battery Types that Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power Battery Chargers Can Charge
  • If the 6 volt batteries were wired in series so that their output voltage was 12 volts you could use the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter # PD9260C to charge them. This is compatible with flooded lead acid, AGM, and gel batteries. Basically everything you mentioned but Lithium batteries. For the Lithium style batteries you'd need the # PD9160ALV instead. Note that this does not fit the other style of batteries and only the Lithium.
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  • Using NOCO 2 Bank Charger With Parallel Batteries in Truck
  • Yes, you can use the NOCO GEN On-Board Battery Charger # NOC34FR on your pickup's parallel batteries without disconnecting them. If your batteries were in a series, they would have to be disconnected. Since your batteries are parallel and maintain a 12v load but have increased amp capacity, then it is actually ideal to have both of them charging with these banks. Just make sure each bank is connected to its own 12V battery. One thing to note is that the NOCO Gen5x2 # NOC34FR is the mini...
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  • How To Choose the Correct Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger for Auxiliary Battery On Vehicle
  • In order to choose the correct Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger you'll need to know the amp hour capacity of the battery bank. This would not include the starter battery for the vehicle just the auxiliary battery, the starter battery would get more than enough charge from the vehicle's alternator. Therefore, for a single 12 volt battery you'd need part # 331-BCDC1225D which is rated for 75-200 amp hour batteries (Odyssey PC2150 = 100 Ah). The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger...
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  • Replacement Converter for WFCO Model 8955 on 2017 Thor Chateau Sprinter 24HL Motorhome
  • The easiest solution to upgrade your WFCO model WF-8955PEC converter is to use the Replacement Converter for Parallax/Magnetek or WFCO RV Power Centers - 55 Amp, part # PD4655V. This is a direct replacement for the converter/lower unit, so you would not need to replace your entire box and since it's designed to replace your WFCO converter, it shares the same dimensions and will fit in the exact same place as the old one. Installation is pretty straight forward, you'll need to unscrew...
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  • Lithium-Ion Battery Compatible Replacement for WFCO WF-8735 RV Power Center/Converter
  • We don't carry WFCO Electonics products, but we do offer a replacement for their WF-8735 RV Power Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger from Progressive Dynamics. The Progressive Dynamics # PD4135K is a 35A power center/converter that is compatible with Lithium-ion, or lead acid batteries. The converter is switchable between the different battery types. I've linked to demonstration and installation videos for the Progressive Dynamics # PD4135K Power Center/Converter.
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  • Best Way to Charge Auxiliary Lithium Ion Battery on 2019 Ram ProMaster
  • The best way to charge your auxiliary LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery from the main battery of your 2019 Ram ProMaster is with the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1240D. This was designed for larger batteries and it has a built-in smart charging system that reads what kind of battery is being charged and then it adjusts the amount of power output so that the battery isn't damaged and that it gets the most efficient charge possible. Redarc recommends using the 60-Amp MIDI...
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  • Recommended Propane or Solar Power Assisting Battery for RV Refrigerator
  • The 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 you asked from won't give you enough power to keep the battery charged with the fridge running for 4 days. You can run a generator like # 333-0005 to run off of propane. A refrigerator will normally pull about 1600 watts at start and 800 running watts. You will need to have a battery or battery bank that will be able to support that load. Just the 800 running watts will draw 67 amps and then you have to account for your inverter efficiency...
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  • Charging Lithium Trailer Batteries While Driving
  • Yes, your solution is a DC to DC charger as there is not a "good" way to charge your 100Ahr trailer battery using your Tacoma's 7 pin connection only. You will get some low amperage trickle-charge while hooked up and the alternator running, but not enough to fully charge your trailer battery. For systems where your trailer batteries are rated for 75-200 Amp-hours, use the Redarc # 331-BCDC1225D 25-Amp, Dual-Input DC-DC Charger. You will additionally need three Redarc # 331-FK40, 40-Amp...
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  • Lithium Battery Compatible RV Power Converter to Replace Progressive Dynamics PD4575K18L
  • There unfortunately isn't a switch you can install that will make your current converter compatible with Lithium batteries, but we do offer a replacement converter that is Lithium compatible. You'll want to use # PD4575LICSV to replace your current converter. The # PD4575LICSV is only compatible with Lithium batteries, so you might want to hang on to your old one should you ever need to switch back to lead acid batteries for any reason. I've linked to a product video featuring the...
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  • Replacement Progressive Dynamics Converter PD9160A
  • If the fuses are good and there's still no power output it would be time for a new converter which we have an exact replacement with the part # PD9160A. The C version is not an updated version and is not one we carry.
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  • Inverter/Converter Recommendation for Replacing MagneTek Series 6400A in Pop Up
  • The most similar converter panel we offer for RVs like yours that is also priced well is the Progress Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4135K which is rated for 30 amps of AC and DC power similarly to what you have now.
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  • How to Pick Out Redarc DC to DC Battery Charger for 450 Amp Hour Battery Bank
  • The only difference between the Redarc # 331-BCDC1240D and # 331-BCDC1250D is the maximum output rating of 40 amps and 50 amps, respectively. Both of these charging units are designed for battery banks above 200 amp-hours. The difference in output means that the 50 amp version will charge your battery from dead to 100% charge faster than the 40 amp version. Overall, I recommend the 50 amp version as it would be able to charge a dead battery faster than the 40 amp version.
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  • Can the DC Output Voltage Be Changed on the Lithium Converter for WFCO RV Power Centers # PD4645LIV
  • The DC output voltage on the Lithium Converter for WFCO RV Power Centers - 45 Amp # PD4645LIV can not be adjusted. The charging rate is set at 14.6 volts, which is the best for Lithium-Ion batteries.
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  • Choosing Between The Redarc 25 amp or 40 amp Model For A 2018 RAM Promaster 1500
  • Your 180A alternator will work fine with any of their BCDC models. Whether you need a 25, 40 or 50A model will depend on the size of the battery bank you’re planning to charge. If its between 75-200Ah the # 331-BCDC1225D model will be fine but if its greater than 200Ah either the # 331-BCDC1240D or # 331-BCDC1250D will work best to replenish the battery bank faster. Yes, the BCDC can accept unlimited solar Watts/ Amps but its output is limited by the model chosen (i.e. 25, 40 or 50A). Yes,...
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  • Can I Add the NOCO Genius On-Board Battery Charger to a System with an Existing Charger
  • You can certainly install the NOCO Genius On-Board Battery Charger part # NOC44FR hooked directly to your battery bank while having the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger part # PD4060K which is a direct replacement for the WF-8955PEC. It can be used apart from the on board changer by simply plugging it in and not the shore power cable of the camper. If you had your shore power hooked up I would not plug in the NOCO Charger. I would use one or the...
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  • Solar Panel Recommendation for 2018 Keystone Sprinter
  • So typically trailers like yours will have a battery that the inverter can draw power from when the generator isn't running. What the solar panel can do is help keep that battery topped off. If your 2018 Keystone Sprinter is already wired for a solar panel this should already all be taken care of and all you need to do is pick out the best panel for your needs/budget. One great option is the Go Power Retreat Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34272635 which was designed...
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  • The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger Overheating Concerns
  • The problem may not be in the charger in may be in how you connected your batteries. The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger item # PD9260C is rated for 12V systems and is not too small for your application. If your 6 volt full river dc 250 batteries are connected in parallel that would be causing the overheating problem. I have attached two pictures demonstrating two six volt batteries joined in parallel and series. You will want your batteries to be...
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  • How to Jump Start Vehicle Battery From Aux Battery with Redarc BCDC Charger
  • Than you so much for your recent purchase! If you want to be able to jump start your vehicle's battery using the auxiliary battery your best option really is to add the Redarc Smart Battery Isolator (SBI) # 331-SBI12 to your existing setup that includes your Redarc BCDC Charger # 331-BCDC1225D. I reached out to my contact at Redarc and this is the specific isolator they recommended to work with this charger for this purpose. I have attached a wiring diagram that you might also find...
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  • Charging Two 12V Lithium Batteries Properly
  • Whenever changing the battery type, it's a smart to change the way you charge. I would recommend getting a 12V Lithium charging system if your batteries are not wired in parallel. They most likely are so in that case you should get this one # PD924024A. It is the same brand as your other one # PD9160ALV but is for lithium batteries.
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  • Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power Converter to Replace Magnetek 7255
  • The Progressive Dynamics 4500 Series Inteli-Power Converter # PD4560K18LS8 is not a suitable drop-in replacement for the Magnetek 7255 according to my contact there but they do offer a unit that is. The best option to replace the Magnetek 7255 according to Progressive Dynamics is their Inteli-Power RV Converter # PD9260C which will allow you to keep your existing breaker panel.
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  • Recommendation for Installing the Redarc BCDC Battery Charger for Truck Bed Camper
  • For your 2014 GMC 3500 the second battery does require a charger like the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 40 Amp # 331-BCDC1240D which is a great option. This is a customer favorite as well as a personal favorite but it does require cables, fuses # 331-FK60, and connectors sold separately. I recommend using the Bulldog Winch Wiring Kit for ATV/UTV Winches - 120" Long Power Lead # BDW20307 which does have the connectors as well. I've attached...
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  • When is Desulfation Mode Active With PD9280A Converter
  • The Converter Status Remote Pendant # PD92201 that works with the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter # PD9280A does indeed only allow you to cycle through three modes, however, one of those is the Storage Mode, and the desulfation is only active when the Charge Wizard from the converter is in Storage Mode. The desulfation mode is an automatic occurrence so you can't toggle it on and off with the pendant; it will automatically increase the voltage for 15 minutes every 21 hours,...
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  • How to Tell if 2019 Ram ProMaster 1500 Has Smart Alternator
  • I believe you are talking about a smart alternator and from my understanding your 2019 Ram ProMaster 1500 shouldn't have one so you'll be good to use the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1240D with the Redarc Smart Start Load Disconnect # 331-SBI12-LLD. A normal alternator has a constant output of the same amount of power while a smart alternator can vary the power output depending on what the vehicle demands. Typically these are found on economy or high-end cars but...
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  • Replacement Parts for ELX-45 Power Converter
  • We have a great option in a replacement 45 amp power converter for your ELX-45. I suggest the Progressive Dynamics, # PD4045KA. This is a 2-in-1 AC/DC distribution panel and smart charger that works with lithium-ion, flooded lead acid, AGM, and gel batteries. Unfortunately we do not have the replacement resistor you are looking for. Please note the linked product review and installation videos below in case you want to consider an upgrade/replacement instead of a repair to your current...
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  • Adding a Second Trailer Battery to Power Trailer Accessory Lights
  • While you can add a second battery to power lights, this is going to require a second, 12 volt auxiliary battery; this is the same concept you were thinking of but a breakaway system battery isn't going to have the power or amp hours needed for your lights. Doing this is fairly simple as you will just need to start by mounting Battery Box # 329-HM318BKS to your trailer frame with some self-tapping screws and washers, like you can see in the linked video review of this box. Then to charge...
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  • How to Determine if 2017 Ford E-450 Has Smart Alternator
  • Thank you for all of the information! In order for the alternator on your 2017 Ford E-450 to be a smart alternator there needs to be some type of sensor to read loads; this is typically found on the negative battery terminal. If you check out the attached photo I received from Redarc you can see an example of what that sensor would look like. I'll address your questions in order, but the ultimate answer is that the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D (for standard...
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  • Can NOCO Genius Smart Battery Charger # 329-GENIUS2D be Used with Dual Outlet Adapter
  • The NOCO Genius Smart Battery Charger # 329-GENIUS2D that you referenced is designed to plug into an AC outlet and give you a way to charge batteries. If you had it plugged into the NOCO AC Port Plug with Dual Extension Cords # 329-GCP2 at same time you'd be able to use same power outlet to power the accessories you mentioned as well as still use the charger.
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  • What Is Actually Required to Install the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger
  • In regards to the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1240D, there are indeed a bunch of add-on's as the battery charger can be used in conjunction with other Redarc products such as the Manager 30 and RedVision. That said, all you really need to get setup and charging your battery/batteries would be the 60-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit part # 331-FK60 (For 40 Amp Models) and some misc. primary wire for power and ground etc. which you can pick up locally. The rest of the stuff you...
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  • Are Progressive Dynamics Lithium Converters Also Compatible with Lithium Ion Phosphate Batteries
  • Yes. The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 75 Amp # PD4575K18LS8 is compatible with both lithium ion and lithium ion phosphate batteries like the Go Power Lithium RV Battery - Deep Cycle - LiFePO4 - Group 4D - 12V - 250 Amp Hour # 34282740.
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  • Replacing Phillips Converter With The Go Power RV Converter And Smart Charger
  • I spoke to Go Power! and they informed me that in regards to the Go Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # 34266167, and they informed me that, none of their converters have two 12v outputs like previously mentioned, and that it should be a direct replacement for your current converter. They also explained that the pulling the fuses on the unit won't stop any output because it is still connected to the battery. Normally, there is a separate connection to the DC distribution panel...
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  • Can the NOCO GENPRO On-Board Battery Charger Charge The Batteries While They Are Powering Devices?
  • Yes, you can have the NOCO GENPRO On-Board Battery Charger # NOC84FR connected and charging a battery while the battery is being used. The charger will continuously monitor the state of the battery and charge when needed. If fully charged it will maintain the battery. As this charger has 4 separate banks for charging different batteries you should be sure not to connect to any batteries that are wired together in series or parallel. As when the batteries are connected the charger it...
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  • Replacement Converter/Smart Charger for Magnatek 6612
  • The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger, # PD4135K is a suitable replacement for your Magnetek 6612 converter, providing you have at least 8 gauge wire in serviceable condition. The # PD4135K is a 2-in-1 AC/DC distribution panel and converter charger that keeps your power systems easily accessible inside the RV and works with lithium or lead acid battery banks. The converter/charger operates at up to 35 amps and works with lithium-ion,...
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  • What Converter is needed to Replace a Magnetek Power Plus 6332 When Switching to Lithium Batteries
  • Because you are switching to Lithium batteries you will actually want the Lithium Converter for WFCO RV Power Centers # PD4635LIV to replace your Magnetek 6332, not the Go Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # 34266167 you mentioned which is for flooded lead acid and AGM batteries. We have not had the chance to install this and shoot a video yet but this converter will come with a set of detailed instructions.
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  • What Types of Batteries Can the Furrion RV Converter & Battery Charger Charge?
  • The Furrion # FCVSDC60A RV Converter & Battery Charger is designed to charge lithium batteries only. Lithium batteries can also produce sulfate crystals and suffer from sulfication when inproperly maintained.
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  • Charging Your RV Battery With Your Towing Vehicle
  • No, the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 35 Amp # PD4135K is for converting AC/DC power sources to run things in your RV and to help charge your RV's battery. What you'll need instead is DC to DC battery charger like the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Single Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 12 Amp Item # RED96FR. You'll also want to use a fuse kit to ensure your equipment is all protected - 30-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit for Redarc...
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  • Is the Progressive Dynamics PD9260C a Good Replacement for a WFCO WF-9855
  • Though there may need to be some modifications needed to get it installed, the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 60 Amps # PD9260C will work as a good replacement for your WFCO WF-9855. One potential add-on will be the Converter Status Remote Pendant for Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power PD9200 # PD92201. The status remote pendant lets you monitor and control the # PD9260C and allows you to select the charging mode of the built-in Charge Wizard.
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  • How To Charge Trailer Battery for Work Lights When Unhooked from Vehicle
  • The lights should work whether you are hooked up to the truck or not and the truck should already be charging the trailer battery when hooked up if wired properly. The lights should be powered off the battery which hopefully is charged enough from the drive over to provide power for the duration of the work. That said, the truck only provides a trickle charge so it will take awhile to restore a depleted battery. If you would like to opt for a faster charger you can install an actual battery...
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  • Can Battery be Jumped that Has Redarc Smart Start Load Disconnect for Manager30 System
  • There's no reason you couldn't jump start a battery that's in use that has the Redarc Smart Start Load Disconnect for Manager30 Battery Management System # 331-SBI12-BLD installed. The type of voltage and amperage that a battery jump provides is right at the same as a fully charged vehicle battery so the presence of the additional amperage would not be an issue at all.
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  • Will the Progressive Dynamics RV Converters PD9245C Replace a 40 Amp Magnetek Converter/Charger?
  • Though I was unable to find anything about your 40 amp Magnetek B-W converter/charger, the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 45 Amps # PD9245C will most likely be the best option we have available as a replacement. This will have a temperature storage range from -4 degrees at the minimum, all the way up to 176 degrees at the maximum. With an amperage output of 45 amps, it will nearly match your current 40 amp Magnetek as well.
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  • Replacement for Parallex 500 Series Model 555 Converter
  • For your Parallax 555 model there isn't a converter replacement available. You'd have to replace the entire panel with the part # PD4560K18LS8.
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  • Does This Unit Provide A Way To Bond the Incoming AC to the Trailer Frame?
  • I reached out to my contact at Progressive Dynamics regarding the # PD4060K power center that you referred to. He indicated that only the bare or green ground wire should be connected to the trailer chassis frame. Otherwise follow the wiring instructions link on the product page and linked below.
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  • Wire Gauge to Use When Installing Progressive Dynamics Converter In RV
  • 10 gauge wire like # 10-1-1 for all of the main power circuits for the # PD4575K18LS8 would be great. When in doubt though 8 gauge will work great too. Especially when making longer runs. Also I recommend having a qualified electrician at least look over the install.
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  • Solution to Making Charging Dump Trailer Battery from Tow Vehicle Battery as Efficient as Possible
  • Yes we have the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # RED96FR which essentially is the same thing as the charging system you referenced as it gives you a way to enhance the charging circuit ran to your 7-way to put the best charge on the trailer batteries.
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  • Can I Use My Batteries While Charging With The Bright Way Solar Battery Charger?
  • The Bright Way Solar Battery Charger # BRW54FR has a one way diode to prevent it from draining your battery. The electricity will flow one way and one way only. As far as over charging goes, my co-worker had this charger on his enclosed trailer ALL WINTER LONG to charge his two 6V batteries and it did not overcharge them. I don't see there being any overcharging issues at all. Your batteries will be safe with this charger. I've used the NOCO Genius Smart Battery Charger # 329-GENIUS5...
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  • Is The Progressive Dynamics PD4135K Compatible W/ Solar Controller and Vehicle Charge Line?
  • I would be happy to help! You are correct that upgrading your WFCO WF-9735 to the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4135K will allow you to charge your lithium batteries without any issues. Now the vehicle charge line you have will work fine with the lithium batteries, and it is possible that your Renogy solar panel controller and charge will be as well but you will need to check the instruction manual for your specific controller,...
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  • Recommended Battery Charger for Trailer with Two Deep Cycle Batteries
  • The NOCO Genius Mini On-Board Battery Charger part # 329-GENM2 is an excellent option to not only charge two batteries but also keep them charged while in storage. This system connects to each battery so you'll get the fastest and most effective charge possible. That said, this battery charger is for use with 12 volt batteries only. If you have 6 volt batteries you will want to use two of the NOCO Genius Smart Battery Charger part # 329-GENIUS2 instead.
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  • Will PD4590K18LS8 Be a Fit for 2011 Keystone Montana Hickory
  • I spoke to a contact at Progressive Dynamics, he confirmed the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 90 Amp # PD4590K18LS8 as a replacement for your 2011 Keystone Montana Hickory Fifth Wheel.
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  • Can Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center W/ Converter PD4560K18LS8 Be Mounted Horizontally?
  • The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 60 Amp # PD4560K18LS8 you were looking at can be mounted horizontally to fit your 2004 Holiday Ramblet Aumascape 26RKS 5th wheel, and will give you the clearance you need for it to fit your RV. The reason there is only a single fan on the # PD4560K18LS8 and all of the new converters where your CS-6000XL is due to the efficiency of modern fans compared to what was available back when your American...
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  • 90 Amp RV Power Distribution Center with Converter
  • The highest amperage converter/distribution center is the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center part # PD4590K18LS8 which is rated for 90 amps. AC distribution: 12 branch circuits rated at 50 amps DC distribution fuses: (4) 30 amp and (14) 20 amp Converter output: 90 amps I attached a review video for this with more info as well.
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  • Does The Manager30 Replace Solar Panel Controller
  • Yes, the The Manager30 Battery Management System with Lithium Profile # 331-BMS1230S2-NA takes place of the solar controller for your current solar panel system. Solar panel controllers are used to help manage the power coming in from the panels and since The Manager30 does the same thing it actually can't be installed with a solar panel controller. The Manager30 is definitely an upgrade though as it pulls power from the solar panels and your vehicle start batter (via the alternator). It...
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  • Recommended Battery Charger For Auxiliary Battery On Cargo Trailer
  • I would be happy to help. Since you are wanting a full charger to your auxiliary battery of your trailer you will want to use the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Single Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 12 Amp # RED96FR you were looking at, and hook it up to the 12v power wire from your tow vehicles 7-way connector. This will make sure that your trailer battery is getting a full charge, and the # RED96FR will keep from overcharging the battery, while maintaining a full charge. Lastly...
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  • Is 10 Gauge Wire Sufficient When Installing A Progressive Dynamics 45amp Converter/Charger?
  • This will depend on the length of your 10 Gauge Wire # 10-1-1. To ensure that your 10 gauge wire is sufficient for the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4045KA it should be no longer than 20'. If your cable is longer it should be an 8 gauge wire for lengths up to 35' and 6 gauge wire if longer than 35'.
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  • Does the Redarc BCDC Receive Power From the 7 Way Connector
  • Yes, you'll be able to use the 12v feed from your tow vehicle via the 7 way connector to power the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Single Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 12 Amp # RED96FR; this is the recommended installation of this unit and you won't need to run any wires to the vehicle. I've linked an installation/review video we did of this charger that you might also find informative.
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  • How To Attach Goal Zero Solar Panel To a Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger
  • Correct, in order to attach to a Goal Zero Boulder Solar Panel like part # 287-32406 to the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1240D you will need to remove the 8mm adapter plug and hardware the leads directly to the battery charger.
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  • Will the Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator Work with Three 100 Amp BAtteries in the Battery Bank
  • The Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator part # 331-SBI212 will work great for your application as long as you have your 3 100 Amp deep cycle batteries wired in parallel and it is 12 volts. If your batteries are wired in series and output 36 volts it is not compatible. The size of the battery bank does not effect the isolator because it is past the isolator in the path. The 200 Amp rating means that it is rated for 200 amps passing through it from the vehicle into the battery bank.
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  • Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center and Solar
  • If you are connected to shore power then the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger, # PD4590K18LS8, will as designed apply a charge to your connected battery pack. If you are not on shore power but have solar panels then the charge to your battery bank should be coming from your solar panel charge controller not the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center. Without seeing a wiring diagram of your particular arrangement it is challenging...
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  • What Are the Dimensions of the Bright Way Solar Battery Charger and Maintainer
  • The Bright Way Solar Battery Charger and Maintainer - 12 Volt # BRW54FR is 9" long x 10-1/2" wide x 1/8" deep.
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  • Can Bright Way 12V Charger Charge Bank of Batteries
  • As long as the output voltage of the battery bank is 12 volt the Bright Way 12V, 5-Amp-Hour Switch Mode Charger for Hydraulic Lift Trailers # BRW77FR is going to work well. Parallel means that the voltage is the same so it would need to be two 12 volt batteries whereas in series would require two 6 volt batteries.
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  • Will Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # RED96FR Charge Better Than 7-Way Circuit
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # RED96FR will do what you are looking for and provide a better charge on your trailer battery than just the standard 12 volt accessory circuit of the 7-way but you essentially will be rewiring the 12 volt circuit of your 7-way with this and will be bypassing the factory circuit. You will need to provide 8 gauge wire from this to your vehicle battery/alternator.
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  • What are Red Wires and Connectors that Come with Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center
  • The Wago 221 connectors that come with the Progressive Dynamics Panel part # PD4560K18LS8 are used for splicing wires together. It's used for one of the DC install connections that are optional with how this installs. Since it's recommended an electrician install this kit you'd just need to give them to the tech and and they'll know based on your setup if they will need to be used.
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  • Availability of Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini Which Can Fits Lithium Battery
  • Yes we have the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini part # PD4045KA which is designed for use with lithium batteries like you have.
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  • Solar Panel Battery Charger
  • The perfect solution is the Bright Way # BRW54FR Solar Battery Charger. Small, cost effective, versatile and easily up to the job. I personally installed this charger on my trailer last October and it kept the batteries (two 6-volt, 235 Amp Hour) topped off all winter long. Lots of options for installation. Comes with it's own inline charge controller. Just hook up to batteries - face towards sun - all done.
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  • Should Batteries be Connected of Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator
  • Thank you for your purchase of the Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator # 331-SBI12D from etrailer. In regards to the isolator, the two batteries would not be connected. Like you mentioned, the negative posts of each batteries would be grounded, as stated in the linked directions. I have added links to video reviews for you to check out as well.
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  • What RV Converter Replacement Do I Need for the Power Source PC45a?
  • For a replacement converter for your 2000 Jayco Eagle C-Class RV with a Power Source PC45a, I recommend the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # PD9245C. The Inteli-Power Rv Converter is compatible with 12v systems and has dimensions of 8-1/4" long x 7-1/4" wide x 4-11/16" deep.
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  • How To Jump Start Battery Using Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1240D is a great option for charging a trailer battery. It sounds like you are concerned with the status of the starter battery and if that is case there is no need to worry as there are built-in safeguards to prevent puling power from the start battery when it gets below a certain voltage. If for some reason the start battery does die, you can use the auxiliary battery to jump start this with the Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator...
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  • Can Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter be Used with Solar Panel Input from Controller
  • The great thing about DC power sources is that you can run multiple power sources together without issue unlike AC power which requires transfer switches. So the converter part # PD9245C ran to your panel along with your solar panel controller would not be an issue at all.
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