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rrupert

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Posted: 10/26/20 03:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not all chargers are created equal whether it is new or old. What brand if power center/converter do you have, that may tell us something. If it's a WFCO it probebly isn't doing the best job of charging the batteries. Changing out the converter really isn't a hard job. Many people have switched to Boondocker converters or Progressive Dynamics.

* This post was edited 10/29/20 09:33am by rrupert *


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Posted: 10/26/20 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was having the same problem with my WFCO. I made one with a MOSFET and a timer. It charges 1 hour every 5 days.


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Posted: 10/27/20 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got rid of my WFCO because it would not go into bulk charging mode no matter how low the battery got. I installed a Progressive Dynamics unit and am very happy. My TT stays plugged in unless we are on the road. The battery is still in good shape at 2 1/2 years. Time will tell.
My old class C had the same problem and I put in a Progressive Dynamics converter but left the power distribution center in tact. That was an easy job of removing 2 wires from the old unit and hooking them up to the new. The breakers all stayed in place.


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