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MEXICOWANDERER

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Our inverter/charger failed mid trip. Bought a stand alone charger so that we could carry on till an onboard replacement was acquired. Nothing fancy required. 20amp does the job but takes awhile if the battery bank is low.


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Is your WFCO a constant charger or a 3 stage charger? What is the max amp output of the WFCO in your trailer? How many AHs in your boat marine batteries? If you have 2 12v batteries in your TT with 150 AHs total, a 3 stage portable that charges at 30 amps is fine. Do you charge your marine batteries from shore power or an on board genset? If shore power only 30 amp output is fine it will just take longer to recharge than a higher amp output if batteries are depleted. To charge your batteries from a genset It would take too long and use too much fuel to fully charge them so the most practical way to charge from a genset when dry camping is to charge from 50%SOC to 80%SOC then fully charge when you come home using shore power. The last 20% takes a long time, kind of like the half life of uranium.

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rlw999 wrote:

I don't see any Progressive Dynamics 9200 P series online, not even on PD's website. Where do you find them?

Though it would seem pretty easy to add your own plug.

Even the 9280 80A converter is rated at 1300W input power, so that should work fine on a 15A circuit, so shouldn't need a 20A plug.

RLW,
Here is the Progressive Dymanics url
Progressive Dynamics converters

They can be had form lots of on-line suppliers. Best Converter
Is just one and they often beat what you see on Ebay and have better service.

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Matt_Colie wrote:

rlw999 wrote:

I don't see any Progressive Dynamics 9200 P series online, not even on PD's website. Where do you find them?

Though it would seem pretty easy to add your own plug.

Even the 9280 80A converter is rated at 1300W input power, so that should work fine on a 15A circuit, so shouldn't need a 20A plug.

RLW,
Here is the Progressive Dymanics url
Progressive Dynamics converters

They can be had form lots of on-line suppliers. Best Converter
Is just one and they often beat what you see on Ebay and have better service.

Matt


I know where to find Progressive Dynamics converters, I was asking specifically about the "Progressive Dynamics 9200P (P for Plug in model)" model that wa8yxm mentioned in his post.

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