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time2roll wrote:

That 4400TAU is a Parallax part. DB has a WFCO.

Oops. I got confused. I thought I was responding to jerseyjim and his Parallax. I will go back and delete my erroneous post.


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If it were me and I was considering changing the charger out I would step up and install an inverter/charger of 1000 watts or more. With a remote display you can adjust the charge settings that best fit your batteries to ensure proper charge. This way if you ever install any solar panels the inverter/charger is already in place.


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allen8106 wrote:

If it were me and I was considering changing the charger out I would step up and install an inverter/charger of 1000 watts or more. With a remote display you can adjust the charge settings that best fit your batteries to ensure proper charge. This way if you ever install any solar panels the inverter/charger is already in place.
I am planning to add an inverter at some point. Is the unit you're describing separate from the converter? Do you have examples of name brands that I could research? Thanks.

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A full on converter REPLACEMENT is the best option.

This is what I'm using


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DB Cooper wrote:

allen8106 wrote:

If it were me and I was considering changing the charger out I would step up and install an inverter/charger of 1000 watts or more. With a remote display you can adjust the charge settings that best fit your batteries to ensure proper charge. This way if you ever install any solar panels the inverter/charger is already in place.
I am planning to add an inverter at some point. Is the unit you're describing separate from the converter? Do you have examples of name brands that I could research? Thanks.


I have a Magnum MMS1012 which is a 1000 watts, they make units with higher watt capacity also. The MMS1012 is an inverter/charger. I have the output of the inverter wired to three circuits in my camper to power the outlets, except for the microwave and AC's.

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DB Cooper wrote:

The website says it’s a 3-stage that charges at 14.4 volts.
Bring your voltmeter to verify.
Please post the results.
With my two new 6v batteries drained down to 11.2 volts, the charger didn’t go above 13.5v. Time for a converter - is the PD4655 still the one to buy or is there something new that I don’t know about? I will probably order from bestconverter.com again unless I find a deal somewhere.

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DB Cooper wrote:

time2roll wrote:

DB Cooper wrote:

The website says it’s a 3-stage that charges at 14.4 volts.
Bring your voltmeter to verify.
Please post the results.
With my two new 6v batteries drained down to 11.2 volts, the charger didn’t go above 13.5v. Time for a converter - is the PD4655 still the one to buy or is there something new that I don’t know about? I will probably order from bestconverter.com again unless I find a deal somewhere.
I like the Boondocker. I can fit in the WFCO housing for a neat install.


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DB Cooper wrote:

With my two new 6v batteries drained down to 11.2 volts, the charger didn’t go above 13.5v. Time for a converter - is the PD4655 still the one to buy or is there something new that I don’t know about? I will probably order from bestconverter.com again unless I find a deal somewhere.
PD is among the best for off-grid camping. Consider the PD9260-14.8 if you do a lot of charging with the generator. The PD4655 MBA is probably the most direct replacement for the WFCO.


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PD is among the best for off-grid camping. Consider the PD9260-14.8 if you do a lot of charging with the generator. The PD4655 MBA is probably the most direct replacement for the WFCO.


Been searching threads looking for info on upgrading the OEM converter in my TT... I was wondering if you (or anyone else) would be willing to answer the following:

Functionally, what's the difference between the two PD converters listed (besides the higher voltage on the one for certain types/brands of batteries)? Is the 46xx series just a 'drop-in' version of the 92xx, or is there something fundamentally different about when you'd pick one vs. the other?

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