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RE: Converter charger upgrade

Forget the converter upgrade.... Lots n lots of topics on solar, you can find everything you need to know just browsing all the threads Solar is on the list for down the road. I've done a couple installs on previous RVs, and have the tools and know-how to do it. Next time though it's going to be portable so I can adjust the angle throughout the day. This is more for storage than anything else. I live in a forest, ~47°N latitude and we get a lot of snow through the winter. Solar panels just aren't going to get enough sunlight to keep up.
skills4lou 10/11/20 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter charger upgrade

Either of these will work great. Stay away from WFCO Note the PD wizard is built into the 9200 series. Boondocker Progressive dynamics There might be a slide in replacement board for the Todd power center. Ask Randy. If either of these brands have it they will work great also. Don't get any WFCO based kit. Thanks for the links! My convertor is deck mount, so very easy to swap out without needing to match existing power center (actually they are mounted in completely separate compartments). And, I couldn't agree more on the WFCO comments! A previous RV had one, and I ended up replacing the entire panel just to stop having troubles with it.
skills4lou 10/11/20 12:55pm Tech Issues
Converter charger upgrade

Hi all, We recently purchased a '92 Wilderness TT, and I'm slowly going through and refurbishing systems. I have the furnace and refrigerator working well, and a good start on the plumbing. It's been quite a while since I did much research on electrical items though. I'm hoping to get some advice/personal experience on converter/chargers. I installed 2 group 24 batteries on the tongue (12V - parallel) and that works quite well for us. I had it out a couple weekends ago and we went all weekend without needing to fire up the generator. I upgraded all the lights to LED, so that helps a lot. (I should mention that we boondock 95% of the time or more). Anyhow, while it's parked at home I'd like to leave it plugged in and NOT boil the batteries. The existing converter/charger is a basic Todd Engineering Power Source PC-40. From my measurements of the state of charge, it appears to be constant 14.2V output. Fine for bulk charging, but not long term. So, what is the thinking these days for smart chargers? A basic internet search shows that Progressive Dynamics is still around, but I never really liked the idea of needing to buy a separate module to enable 'smart' charging. I am looking to spend up to $200 or so, and stick with ~40A output to not overload the generator (2000W). I have no need for an inverter/charger. I would like to have solar eventually, but that will probably not be for another year or so. Thanks in advance! GH
skills4lou 10/10/20 06:11pm Tech Issues
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