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  • What Does Smart System Not Included With Progressive Dynamics Lithium Converter and Battery Charger
  • The smart system not included basically means the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger part # PD9180ALV does not include the charging wizard for the Lithium batteries. The charging wizard was a charger that monitors the RV battery voltage and then selects one of three charging voltages and one of four operating modes to properly re-charge and maintain the RV battery. The lithium battery chargers PD9180ALV just give out a constant 14V charge according to Progessive....
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  • Inverter and Lithium Batteries Needed to Power a Mobile House
  • I spoke with our contact at Go Power to get some better insight on this for you. For your inverter, you will need the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger - 3,000 Watts, part # 34275013. For the installation kit, you will need the Installation Kit for Go Power Inverters - 400 Amp Fuse - 12V and 24V, part # 342GPDCKIT5. Finally, for the batteries, you will need two of the Go Power Sun Cycle Solar RV Battery - Lithium - 12V - 250 Amp Hour - LiFePO4 - Group 4D, part # 34282740. This...
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  • Equipment Needed To Run An RV Air Conditioner Unit Off Of Solar Power
  • Running an AC unit solely off of battery power is going to require a large battery bank. You'll need to know the amp draw of your AC unit per hour to know how big of a battery bank you'll need and also how big of a solar power system is needed to replenish the energy used from the batteries. At minimum we recommend a battery bank with at least 700 amp hours. You'll need a solar panel kit like the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System with 2 MPPT Solar Controllers # 342-75011 or larger...
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  • How To Choose the Correct Size Charge Converter for Trailer When Switching To Lithium Batteries
  • I don't have a fool proof way of selecting the proper charge converter amperage rating because it is not based solely off the battery capacity but rather this combined with the load the trailer uses. Therefore, the best option would be to go with the same amperage the trailer came with, part # PD9130LV for 30 amps, part # PD9140ALV for 40 amps, part # PD9145ALV for 45 amps, part # PD9160ALV for 60 amps, or part # PD9180ALV for 80 amps. These are all rated for lithium batteries. If you have...
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  • Correct Replacement For A Parallax 555 Series Converter
  • According to the manufacturer the direct replacement for your Parallax 500-555 series converters is the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4560K18LS8. The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4575K18LS8 you mention is not a compatible replacement for your Parallax 500 series converter. The neutral bar should be the top left bar on your # PD4575K18LS8 converter as shown...
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  • Replacement RV Power Converter for Parallax 7345
  • According to Progressive Dynamics, their # PD4645V Replacement 45A converter would be the proper replacement for your Parallax 7345 power converter. The unit is designed as a direct replacement for the converter in your existing power center/electrical panel.
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  • Honda 2000 Generator and the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger
  • The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger - Lithium - 12V - 60 Amps, # PD9160ALV and # PD9180ALV is a converter/charger that changes AC provided (generator or shore connection) power to DC power to operate 12V loads and to charge your lithium RV battery pack. According to the specs available to me the maximum AC output of the Honda is 2000 watts with a rated AC Output of 1600 watts. Rated / Maximum AC Current is 13.3 / 16.7 amps @ 120V. This will run small...
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  • Replacement for a WFCO Converter - WF-8845
  • We do have a solution available for you. I suggest you replace your current inoperable WF-8845 with a Progressive Dynamics option as these are solid and reliable units that are very cost effective. The 12VDC, 45 Amp, Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger, # PD9245C matches well to the specs of your current WF-8845. This unit will work with flooded lead acid, AGM, and gel batteries but has the advantage over the WF-8845 being equipped with a smart charger. This mode is especially...
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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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  • Modern Upgrade For A Magnatek Series 6300A Model 6325
  • An excellent upgrade to your Magnatek Series 6300A Model 6325 would be the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger # PD9130. This is a 30 amp converter which will give you slightly more power. Another alternative for a full system upgrade is the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4135K which is a 35 amp 2-in-1 unit that offers AC/DC on 1 component. I will link informational videos below on both...
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  • What Is The Difference Between The Progresive-Dynamics 9100/9200 Series Converter Battery Chargers
  • The difference between the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger # PD9145A and the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # PD9245C is that the 9100 series # PD9145A is a single stage charger with an expansion port. When you plug in the Charge Wizard for Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power PD9100 Series Converters # PD9105 it becomes a 3 stage charger. The 9200 # PD9245C is a 3 stage charger and has an integrated charge wizard....
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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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  • 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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  • Can You Up The Amperage Of Your Converter
  • When you move up to a larger amperage converter you just need to ensure that your wiring is the correct gauge to support the higher amperage. Since you're only going from 40 to 45 amps you're more than likely fine. The next important step is to choose the correct converter for your battery type. If you have a lead acid battery bank you'll need to use the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 45 Amps # PD9245C. If you have a lithium battery...
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  • Solution for Charging Lithium Battery WFCO WF-8735P
  • I spoke with Progressive Dynamics and they informed me that you cannot replace just the converter section of your 8735P and you would need a new panel, the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger part # PD4045KA to be able to charge a lithium battery. The Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger now comes with a lithium switch.
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  • Magnetek 940 Recommended Replacement Converter
  • Since your Magnetek 940 is rated for 40 Amps I recommend going with the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # PD9245C rated for 45 Amps instead of the model # PD9260C you mentioned that's rated for 60 Amps. Attached is a review video for you to check out.
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  • How to Use Lithium Batteries With a PD4060K Converter/Panel That Does Not Have the Li Switch
  • The current version of the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4060K does have a switch that allows you to switch to lithium batteries. But this switch didn't get incorporated until 2020. From the picture of your PD4060K, it does not have the switch that you need to use lithium batteries. You would need to upgrade your converter with the Replacement Converter Section for Progressive Dynamics 4000 Series RV Power Control Center # PD4060CSV which...
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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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  • Lithium Compatible Replacement for WFCO WF-8735 RV Power Converter
  • The only reason you'd need to upgrade to a converter with a higher amperage rating would be if you needed more electrical capacity for your RV. If the 35A capacity of your WFCO WF-8735 converter is sufficient for your needs other than the fact that it isn't compatible with Lithium batteries, then the Progressive Dynamics # PD4135K would be a fine choice. If you think your electrical needs might increase in the future, the # PD4045KA which is also compatible with Lithium batteries would...
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  • Correct Remote Shutdown for Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter 9100L
  • It sounds like you are looking for the Progressive Dynamics Lithium Remote Shutdown Module part # PD54FR which will work with the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger part # PD9160ALV.
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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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  • Is a New Converter Needed When Switching To Lithium Ion Batteries
  • In order to effectively charge lithium ion batteries you will need a converter designed specially for this purpose as the standard lead acid converter you have now will not work well. For this, we have a few options which will be roughly based on the amp hour capacity of the battery bank. The Lion Energy Safari 1300 Battery is 12 volt with a 105 amp hour capacity. If you were only using only one then you would go with a 60 amp converter part # PD9160ALV but if you were using two (wired...
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  • Can Progressive Dynamics Converter PD9260C Charge Lithium Batteries
  • For a similar 60 amp converter that can charge a lithium battery you'd want the part # PD9160ALV but the part # PD9260C can only charge lead acid batteries.
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  • RV Converter Replacement for Magnatek Model 7345
  • The Replacement Converter for Parallax/Magnetek or WFCO RV Power Centers - 45 Amp # PD4645V is the direct replacement for your Magnatek 7345 model. If you want to replace the converter and the circuit breaker box then the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter Charger - 45 Amp # PD4045KA is also a compatible replacement. The PD9145A you referenced is not a direct replacement option for you.
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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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  • Recommendations For AC/DC Panel and Converter Along with Wiring, for a Scamp
  • First off, congrats on the Scamp, those are great little fiberglass units that last for years. Generally speaking we suggest that electrical wiring, for safety purposes, be done by licensed electricians or certified RV Techs. But as for the items and why, let me begin with the AC/DC distribution panel. I recommend the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger, # PD4045KA at 45 Amps. There is also a 60 Amp version, # PD4060K, but the 45 amp version is well...
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  • Upgrade To Magnetek 7345 For Lithium Chemistry Battery
  • There is not an upgrade to make the Magnetek 7345 compatible with lithium chemistry battery banks. You will need to completely replace your power center for going to this chemistry battery. I suggest the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 45 Amp # PD4045KA. This 2-in-1 AC/DC distribution panel and converter charger keeps your power systems easily accessible inside the RV. It works with lithium and lead acid batteries by using a custom charging profile...
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  • How To Choose the Correct RV Charge Converter for Battle Born Battery Bank
  • I don't have a fool proof way of selecting the proper charge converter amperage rating because it is not based solely off the battery capacity but rather this combined with the load the trailer uses. Therefore, the best option would be to go with the same amperage the trailer came with, part # PD9130LV for 30 amps, part # PD9140ALV for 40 amps, part # PD9145ALV for 45 amps, part # PD9160ALV for 60 amps, or part # PD9180ALV for 80 amps. If the trailer did not come with a charge converter...
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  • Correct Replacement for Magnatek Model 80 30 Amp Control Center and Converter
  • If this is a standalone unit and you just need a new converter then you can use the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger part # PD9130 as a replacement. If you are instead looking to upgrade the entire panel then I recommend the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center part # PD4135K which has an integrated converter and slightly higher 35 amp rating.
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  • Replacement Converter for a Progressive Dynamics PD4575K18L Lithium Compatible Converter
  • Since all you are needing to replace is the converter for your Progressive Dynamics PD4575K18L, you will need the Replacement Lithium Converter for Progressive Dynamics 4500 Series item # PD4575LICSV. This converter will replace your 75 amp PD457518L converter and is designed to fit as an exact replacement for easy installation. The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 75 Amp # PD4575K18LS8 you were looking at is the entire power center.
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  • Fuse for Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter
  • The correct fuse size for the IC-3000, which we carry with the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger - 3,000 Watts # 34275013, is 400 amps like you mentioned your old inverter used. You can get the fuse with cables with the Installation Kit for Go Power Inverters - 400 Amp Fuse # 342GPDCKIT5.
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  • Transfer Switch for Three AC Power Sources, Shore Power, Generator and Battery Bank Inverter
  • What you need is two of the 50 Amp Go Power Automatic Transfer Switches, # 34270278. A transfer switch will have a dominate side. How the input is wired determines how power passes through the unit.
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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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  • What Is The Difference Between Progressive Dynamics Model PD9260C & PD9160A
  • The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger models, # PD9260C and # PD9160A have a rated power output of 810 watts and 60 amps. The # PD9260C uses the Charge Wizard multistage charging system. Using the built-in Charge Wizard, the converter charger automatically switches voltages while the battery bank charges. This accelerates the charge, but also helps extend battery life by adjusting the voltage during the different modes. This charger is compatible with...
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  • Which Transfer Switch for Jayco Melbourne with 30A Shore Power
  • I recommend using the Progressive Dynamics Transfer Switch with Quick Flip Connectors - Plastic Case - 30 Amp - 120V # PD5110010Q because of the reliability of Progressive Dynamics components. You could also buy an inverter that comes with a transfer switch like the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger - 2,000 Watts - 100 Amps - 12V # 34280055. This GoPower Inverter Charger offers pure sine wave power to help protect sensitive electronics and acts as an inverter, converter...
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  • Difference Between the Progressive Dynamics Converter # PD9180ALV and # PD9180A
  • I went ahead and reached out to my tech at Progressive Dynamics with your question. The main difference between the two converters is that the # PD9180ALV is for lithium-specific batteries while the # PD9180A is only for lead acid/AGM batteries. Depending on what battery type you have, that is what replacement you need for your PD9180.
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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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  • Can Transfer Switch be Used with RV Power Control Center
  • You definitely can use a manual transfer switch with the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4135K to switch between shore power and DC power through an inverter. We actually have some auto transfer switches that include inverters as well so if you're also in the market for an inverter I recommend checking out the Progressive Dynamics Pure Sine Wave Inverter w/ Transfer Switch # PD94FR to make things a little easier on you.
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  • Wiring Diagram for Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger
  • I do have a simple wiring diagram for the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 45 Amps # PD9245C. Basically you just need to run the power wire from the converter directly to the DC distribution panel and then tee-in the positive terminal on the battery. All negative posts will have their own ground (see attached). You can also add on the Converter Status Remote Pendant # PD92201 to see the status of the converter and also change the mode.
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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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  • Parts Needed to Add 30 Amp Shore Power and Solar Panels to Cargo Trailer
  • There isn't a single unit that will contain everything you are looking for, but we have the parts you are looking for to complete this setup. By the way, I'm a huge fan of cargo trailer conversions and I'd love to see more of your build. Here are the parts you will want: -Power Center # PD4060LIK (for lithium batteries) or -Power Center # PD4060K (for standard batteries) -2K Watt Inverter # 34278156 -30 Amp Twist Lock Inlet # 277-000137 (White) or # 277-000138 (Black) -30 Amp...
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  • Recommended AC/DC Distribution Panel And Charger For A 2006 Forest River Sierra Sport T34SP
  • The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 90 Amp # PD4590K18LS8 is a distribution panel for your AC and DC appliances which will also charge your battery when hooked up to shore power. It is not an inverter to allow you to convert DC power to AC power to run AC appliances. You would need to install an inverter with a transfer switch if you were planning to boondock and use your battery to power AC appliances. You do not want to install...
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  • Solar Power Recommendation For Powering A 45' Heartland Milestone 5th Wheel Trailer
  • While solar power is very helpful for RVing off the grid, they aren't quite at a level to power everything unless you install a whole farm worth of panels. Solar power isn't directly powering your appliances, but instead just recharging your battery bank. Both of the Go Power Solar Systems # 342-75010 and # 34282185 you referenced will require 4-6 batteries each. Both systems are recommended for 159aH in replenishment a day (with peak conditions). Pure Sine Wave Inverters like the...
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  • Required Wire Gauge for the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter
  • Both the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger item # PD9180ALV and item # PD9160ALV require Ground wire to be between 6 and 12AWG wire and conductor wire to be between 2 and 14AWG.
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  • Installing the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4060K
  • Yes, for your stated objective you are on the correct track. The Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger, # PD4060K will provide a full 60 Amps of DC charge to your battery bank. This is to be used with a 30 amp AC inlet such as the Furrion Marine Power Inlet, # F30ITSBS, that you referenced. Or my preferred option, the SmartPlug RV Power Inlet and Connector - 30 Amp, # SM27FR in black. ( # SM77FR - white, # SM87FR - Gray, # SM67FR - SS .) The # F30ITSBS...
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  • Replacement Converter and Panel for Travel Trailer w/ WF8955 Power Center
  • I spoke with my rep at Progressive Dynamics and I have a solution for you but there is no replacement convertor that will allow you to upgrade to lithium batteries. The best way to upgrade your WFCO model WF-8955 power center is a new converter and panel that would be compatible with lithium batteries. You will want the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 60 Amp item # PD4560K18LS8. This power center can switch between lead acid and...
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  • Lithium Battery Compatible Converter for Progressive Dynamics PD4045KA RV Power Control Center
  • We do offer a lithium-compatible converter that is a direct replacement for your existing # PD4045KA power center. You'd want to use part # PD4045CSV which would replace the converter section of your existing # PD4045KA Power Control Center.
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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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  • 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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  • Progressive Dynamics Charger for Lithium Batteries And Charge Wizard Feature
  • The Charge Wizard, # PD92201 is not compatible with some models for Lithium batteries. The Charge Wizard is a feature that analyzes batteries for purpose of providing the best charge profile. With Lithium chemistry, the battery charging profile and build of the battery is very different than lead acid. The Charge Wizard is not compatible/needed with the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger, # PD9145ALV that you linked to as it is built into the unit.
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  • Recommended Control Center And Automatic Transfer Switch For School Bus Conversion
  • I would be happy to make some recommendations for adding 12v and 120v power to your school bus conversion. I recommend the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4560K18LS8 which will be the central power hub for all of your electrical connections to be made. You will be able to hook up your shore power connector, generator connection, and will even work with solar power as you mentioned wanting to add in the future. The built in...
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  • Transfer Switch to Use an Inverter w/ a RV Power Control Center
  • I have a solution for you but you can not connect an inverter directly to the AC input of the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger 35 Amp item # PD4135K. You will need to use the Progressive Dynamics Transfer Switch with Quick Flip Connectors - Plastic Case - 30 Amp - 120V item # PD5110010Q. This will allow you to use an inverter in place of a generator.
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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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  • Replacement Converter for Magnetek Series 900 Model 930 Converter
  • Yes. You can use the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger - 12V - 30 Amps # PD9130 to replace your Magnetek series 900 converter as long as you've got lead acid batteries. If you need to charge lithium batteries of any type then you'll want to use the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger - Lithium - 12V - 30 Amps # PD9130LV instead.
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  • Replacing 65 Amp RV Power Converter with Lithium Compatible Converter/Battery Charger
  • Going with an even rated or higher converter would be your best option. You could go with a 60 amp rated one like the Progressive Dynamics part # PD9160ALV or the next higher option is 80 amps with part # PD9180ALV. It's better to have more amps that needed than not enough.
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  • Replacement Panel for WF8725 to Allow for Charging Lithium Battery
  • In order to upgrade a WF-8735P to lithium capability you'll have to swap the entire panel. The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger part # PD4135K is my recommendation. You run more than one thing from the terminals of your battery whether it's for charging or powering other accessories so you would not need to create a loop to allow for a second set.
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  • How Can I Use Upgrade the PD4045KA to Use Lithium Batteries?
  • The # PD4045KA is a single stage charger of 14.6 VDC and does not allow for adjustment. If you want a 2-stage lithium charge, you need to go with the stand-alone deck mount style # PD9145ALV and remove the existing Printed Circuit Board in your # PD4045KA power center and route cables into it from the deck mount to have 2-stage lithium charging capabilities. As of this time, we unfortunately do not offer a 2-stage power center.
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  • Converter for Charging 2 Battleborn 100 Ah Batteries
  • The Progressive Dynamics # PD9270 and other Charge Wizard models are actually not compatible with lithium at this time. The reason you see the charge wizard separately is because it can be added if it didn't already have it. However, it cannot be added to lithium converter chargers. Instead, I recommend the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger # PD9180ALV. The 80 amp output will be perfect for your 2 Battleborn batteries. However, you will need to double...
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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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  • Will Inverter Power AC Appliances if Powered by Batteries
  • Yes, if you connected the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger # 34280055 to your battery it would put out AC power like you would need to run your recliner and TV. This was designed to take DC power like your battery and convert it to AC power.
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  • Upgrading A 2021 Forest River GT5 To Lithium Batteries
  • From what you're saying you're trying to have 6 batteries total (2 original lead acid batteries + 4 - 12v 100ah batteries as a separate battery bank). Unfortunately you won't be able to charge the lead acid batteries with the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger - Lithium - 12V - 60 Amps Item # PD9160ALV since it's designed for lithium batteries. Doing so could overcharge them and cause them to crack. You'll also want to ensure you have the proper wire...
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  • Replacement For A Magnetek 6325 Power Converter
  • We do offer the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger # PD9130 which is a 12V, 30 amps converter that can be used to replace your Magnetek, however we do not offer a direct model replacement. Also if you are replacing your converter, it would be wise to upgrade the entire system with something like # PD4135K which is an AC/DC converter and smart charger and keeps your power systems easily accessible inside the RV. This product also works with lithium and lead...
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  • Is Installing GoPower 34275013 Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger In Motorhome a Do It Yourself Project
  • Because the GoPower # 34275013 inverter isn't a vehicle specific part, we don't have installation instructions that are specific to your 2018 Thor Majestic 23-A Class C motorhome. I'd suggest looking over the linked instructions provided by GoPower, which should give you a good idea if the installation is something you can comfortably handle yourself. Also, an inverter of this type would need to have a sub panel installed which makes the install fairly complicated. Given that, unless...
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  • Which Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter Has Multi-Stage Charging?
  • The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger - Lithium - 24V - 40 Amps # PD914024ALV will fully charge your battery bank but it doesn't have different stages of charging. Unfortunately there aren't any other options that work with a 24V lithium battery bank so this is the only option we have for you. This will work with the Converter Status Remote Pendant # PD92201 so you can physically see where the charge level is.
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  • PD9100ALV Converter Chargers With 2-Stage Charging Function
  • Yes, you're correct that Progressive Dynamics started including the 2-stage charging function with their PD9100ALV line without changing the item number. I've personally ran through all of our inventory and of the available models of the PD9100ALV we currently have the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger 45 Amps # PD9145ALV and Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger 60 Amps # PD9160ALV are the newer models with the 2-stage charging...
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  • Replacement 30 Amp Converter For Travel Trailer
  • We have a pair of options for 30 amp converters depending on the battery type you use, and while we have no way of knowing what converter is in a Dutchmen Adirondack trailer, you can use either, you may just have to do some re-wiring. Both measure 8-1/4" long x 7-1/4" wide x 4-11/16" deep, and the converter for the lead acid batteries is only a direct replacement for a Parallax 7430 and Iota DLS-30. - Lead Acid Batteries: Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery...
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  • Hooking Up a Hybrid Solar/Wind Controller to the Batteries with Progressive Dynamics # PD4060K?
  • I have an answer for you about a controller. While it is possible, we currently do not have any hybrid solar/wind controllers because those parts have been discontinued. With that being said, if you already have a solar/wind controller, you can use the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 60 Amp # PD4060K. With this converter, the DC side of the panel would work great. With the AC side, however, this requires either AC shore power or an inverter...
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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 Converter and Panel for 2017 RPod 180 with WF8955
  • We have a replacement converter section for your WF8955 with the part # PD4655V but this is not compatible with Lithium batteries. For a new converter and panel that would be compatible with lithium batteries at some point in your future you'd want the part # PD4560K18LS8.
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  • Replacement For The Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel
  • The Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Lithium Charger # PD4045LIKA you reference has been discontinued, and is no longer available from the manufacturer. This product has been replaced with the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4045KA. This new version has a toggleable switch to allow you to switch to lithium, so they've discontinued the lithium only version.
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  • Is There A Transfer Switch Available To Choose Which Power Leg You Want To Power With An Inverter
  • If by phase you mean the leg there is no transfer switch that is going to allow you to choose which leg you want to power. An inverter like the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger - 3,000 Watts # 34275013 is going to connect to both the main leg of your panel and the second leg, with only the second leg receiving power from the inverter when running off of the battery. When connected to shore power the inverter will switch off and allow power to flow through the inverter...
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  • Can Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power Converter # PD9145ALV Charge Batteries Wired in Parallel
  • Yes, the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger # PD9145ALV can charge a battery bank that is wired in parallel since 12 volt batteries wired like that output 12 volts. It would take a bit longer to charge the batteries since the charge would be split between the two batteries.
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  • Can Progressive Dynamics PD9155 be Replaced with PD9160A
  • Yes, if you were looking to replace the PD9155 in your RV the part # PD9160A would fit and work well. It provides the same function of converting 120 volt power to 12 volt power up to 60 amps.
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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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  • Upgrading from PD9160A to the PD9160ALV for Use With Lithium Chemistry Battery Bank
  • You are good-to-go. The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger, # PD9160A that you currently have can be directly replaced with the # PD9160ALV model that is designed with lithium chemistry charging profiles. Each of these units are 12 VDC providing up to a 60-Amp charge for your battery bank. Providing your current set-up is properly matched in wiring to this 60-Amp rating, removing and replacing with the # PD9160ALV will not require you to replace charging...
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  • Recommended Replacement For A Parallax 7345 Power Center
  • The Parallax 7345 has a 45 amp converter in it so the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 45 Amp # PD4045KA you were looking at would be a perfect replacement for it. They'll just need to flip the small switch (pictured below) to the "LI" setting to switch the converter to lithium mode. This unit requires a cutout hole 10-3/4" long x 7-1/4" tall, so they can remove the mounting screws of their current unit to measure the cutout and see if any alterations...
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  • Replacement Converter Charger Recommendation for WFCO 9855
  • The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # PD9270 your looking at is rated for 70 Amps so while you can technically do this I recommend going with the 60 Amp Version # PD9260C instead because it's a direct replacement for your WFCO 9855. We always say to stick with parts closest to your initial rating so you don't accidentally overload something. You can also pick up the Converter Status Remote Pendant # PD92201 to get a visual on the charge status...
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  • Recommended Replacement For A WFCO WF-8750P Power Center
  • To replace your WFCO WF-8750P power center I recommend the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 60 Amp # PD4060K. This 2-in-1 AC/DC distribution panel and converter charger keeps your power systems easily accessible inside the RV. It works with lithium and lead acid batteries and uses a custom charging profile for lithium and multistage charging for lead acid. If you were looking for just a replacement converter cross section we unfortunately do...
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  • Recommended RV Converter for Power Draw of 15 Amps
  • The converter sizing is based off load/pull from the electrical system. You'll size the batteries for the trailer first then you'll size the converter for the load on the batteries. If you're only drawing around 15 amps max then the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger part # PD9130 would work great for you. It's currently the smallest size converter we offer at 30 amps but will be fine for your setup. I don't recommend going higher as you can overcharge the...
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  • Recommended Replacement For An Inteli-Power PD9280 Converter Charger
  • Yes, the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # PD9280A would be an exact replacement for your PD9280 converter. If you weren't just going to replace it and were going to troubleshoot the issue I recommend checking the output of the converter. It could be that the internal Charge Wizard is bad and not correctly reading the charge of your battery and thus sending more power than necessary to charge your battery. To test the output of the converter...
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  • Troubleshooting A Power Center Converter That Isn't Recharging The Battery
  • Based on the information you provided it definitely sounds like the converter has an internal short and needs to be replaced. I'm unable to find any 500 model converters so I don't know exactly what the amperage rating is for your current converter. If you could send me some pictures of the stickers on your unit I would be able to determine the correct replacement. For example, the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 60 Amp # PD4560K18LS8...
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  • What Does Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel use as Main Breaker
  • The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 35 Amp # PD4135K uses a 30 amp main breaker and 20 amp branch breakers, as you can see by the cut out of the linked directions I added.
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  • Magnetek 900 Series Model 940 Replacement Converter
  • The Progressive Dynamics part # PD9260C will work great as a replacement for the Magnetek 900 series model 940 that you have currently.
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  • Compatible Battery Types For The Go Power 2000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger
  • The Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger # 34280055 you referenced is compatible with sealed/gel, AGM, flooded/wet cell, and lithium batteries so you'll have no issues using it with your Battle Born lithium batteries. The included fixed-mount remote will allow you to select the correct charging profile for your battery type.
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  • Will The Progressive Dynamics Converter and Battery Charger Power DC Components Without A Battery
  • No, the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger # PD9145ALV is only designed to convert AC current to DC current to charge the battery. What you're looking for is the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 45 Amp # PD4045KA, which has a DC distribution panel and can power the DC components in your trailer without a battery when hooked up to shore power (AC current).
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  • Which Inverter and Power Distribution Box Can Be Paired to Provide At Least 25 Amps of Power
  • Part of the challenge of running your RV or trailer completely off battery power is that you're going to require a rather large battery bank (at least 4 and likely as many as 8 depending on the size of the coach and what you're powering) to power things like AC units and refrigerators. Adding an inverter like the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter - 3,000 Watt - 12V # 34278157 would be required to power anything that runs off AC power and is a good addition if you're not always...
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  • Does Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter Battery Charger # PD9160ALV Have 2-Stage Charger
  • Yes, our stock of the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger # PD9160ALV is new enough that it would have the 2 stage charger like you asked about.
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  • AC Breakers And DC Fuses For Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel
  • The Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 45 Amp # PD4045KA works with lithium and lead acid batteries. It uses a custom charging profile for lithium and multistage charging for lead acid batteries. It requires AC breakers and DC fuses, they do not come with the unit. If you need fuses you can use the Standard Fuse Kit - 5 Amps to 30 Amps - 60 Pieces # PT52FR. You will need to source your AC breakers from a local hardware store however. You...
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  • Can Output Voltage be Adjusted for Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power Converter and Battery Charger
  • The Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger - Lithium # PD9145ALV is designed for 14.6V +/- 0.3V according to the instructions. There isn't a way to adjust the voltage output as this converter/battery charger is designed to read and adjust the battery bank accordingly. If you check out the linked wiring diagram you want to connect this unit to the DC distribution panel but then tee off before that to your battery bank directly. If you connect the power wire...
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  • What Fuses And Circuit Breakers Are Needed For The Progressive Dynamics Might Mini Power Center
  • Progressive Dynamics approves of the following circuit breakers for their Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4045KA: Thomas & Betts – TB & TBBD series Square D – HOM & HOMT series Cutler Hammer/Bryant – BR & BRD series GE – HACR series As for the fuses you'll be able to use the Standard Fuse Kit - 5 Amps to 30 Amps - 60 Pieces # PT52FR and choose the corresponding fuse depending on the appliance it's for. This unit has (2) 30 amp and (10)...
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  • Transfer Switch and Power Panel Recommendation for Lithium Ion Battery Setup
  • It sounds like you're needing a distribution center like the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 45 Amp # PD4045KA as well as an inverter/transfer switch like the Progressive Dynamics # PD44FR. The Might Mini Panel has the AC/DC panels to distribute power as well as the converter to charge your trailer batteries when connected to shore power, and then the inverter/transfer switch pulls power from your battery bank unless you're connected to shore...
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  • Replacement For Old 40 Amp Power Converter & Battery Charger
  • There is no direct replacement for your 3240UL, as the company that made it hasn't been around for years. Direct replacements are pretty rare, so the best thing you can do is find a similar one, and there aren't available 12 volt, 40 amp converters so the best thing to do is go with a 45 amp converter and charger: - Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 45 Amps # PD9245C
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  • Portable Electric Winch That Can Be Used With A 110V Outlet
  • All of the available winches run off of a 12V power source or 120V power source and do not run off 110V. The best way to use a winch is to use a 12V battery but if you do not have a 12V power source then you can use a converter to convert the 110V to 12V, which would then be compatible with an electric 12V winch. I would look into Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger - 12V - 60 Amps # PD9160A which plugs into a 110V wall outlet and provides terminals to install...
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  • Can The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center Be Wired To An Automatic Transfer Switch?
  • This has come up in the past and Progressive Dynamics has confirmed that yes you can wire the Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4135K you're looking at to an automatic transfer switch. They added that you would need to wire the converter to the transfer switch instead of the distribution panel so it only comes on when shore power is applied. Attached is a wiring diagram for you to check out as well.
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  • How Long Take to Charge Two 105 Amp Rated Batteries w Progressive Dynamics Charger PD9145ALV
  • Since your battery bank would essentially be rated for 210 amps the 45 amp rated Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Battery Charger # PD9145ALV that you referenced would fully charge both of them in about 4 hours or so. But that would be if the batteries were totally dead which most likely wouldn't be very often.
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  • Best Replacement For An Older Power Tek PDC 1001
  • I understand your concerns, however since your Powertek PDC 1001 is a pretty old unit, there isn't going to be a direct replacement. The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger # PD4135K is not an exact replacement but rather the closest replacement we offer. Since your current unit measures 14" wide, and 7-1/2" tall, and the # PD4135K measures 11-1/14" tall and 8" tall there is going to have to be some modification to ensure proper...
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  • Lithium Battery Bank and the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini PD4045KA Converter/Smart Charger
  • You state "I currently have a PD 4045KA in my Jayco Whitehawk...". If you currently have the Progressive Dynamics Mighty Mini AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger, # PD4045KA you are okay for changing to a lithium type chemistry battery bank. I see no reason to change from what you have. The Mighty Mini has a lithium charge profile mode you will simply need to change the settings if you currently are setup for lead acid. Please see the linked manual below. For further explanation...
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  • How To Test The Converter Output Voltage Of The Progressive Dynamics PD4060 Power Center
  • To test the converter section voltage output of your Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center # PD4560K18LS8 you'll need to be connected to AC shore power and then remove the reverse polarity fuses. You can then place the positive probe of your multimeter in the "Converter POS" post and negative probe of your multimeter in the "Converter GND" post. Most likely the converter is fine and you just have a blown fuse but you can follow the steps above to test the converter output and...
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  • How Do You Switch The Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center To Lithium Charging
  • That is a great question, I did some looking around and found a switch location for you. **Progressive Dynamics RV Power Control Center with AC/DC Panel and Converter/Smart Charger - 90 Amp # PD4590K18LS8. If you do not have the switch then you will need to purchase a new unit that is designed for use with lithium, you can find one linked above. If you do have one that can charge lithium batteries, look at the attached photo you will see the location of the switch. Remove the front...
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  • Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator B2B Charging with a PD4060K Mighty Mini panel
  • I would be happy to answer your questions. First off charging between the house and chassis batteries does not go through the power center you are correct. To answer your second question I reached out to Progressive Dynamics over the weekend and just heard back. Based off of what they told me I recommend the Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator - Dual Sensing - 12 Volt - 200 Amp item # 331-SBI212D. This dual-sensing battery isolator connects in-line with 2 batteries and transfers power in...
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