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jgrimes

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Posted: 10/02/21 07:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have 2 6V golf cart batteries in my 5er. Batteries are old and due to be replaced. When I checked the water level, the level was a little low but it was obvious one of the batteries has cooked the water and overflowed. Can I assume this simply means the batteries need replaced? Or could it mean the converter is faulty? Electrical is not my strong part. Any help would be appreciated.

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jgrimes, what is the make and model of the converter?


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It's a WFCO Model WF8930/50. It's in my 2014 Solitude.

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Not a wonderful converter. Consider an upgrade.

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I have ordered the Progressive Dynamics Model PD9260-cv. My trailer operates on 50 amps. I now see the converter is 60 amps. Will this be a problem? Ordered it on Amazon.

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jgrimes wrote:

I have ordered the Progressive Dynamics Model PD9260-cv. My trailer operates on 50 amps. I now see the converter is 60 amps. Will this be a problem? Ordered it on Amazon.


The 60 amps refers to the current it can deliver on the 12 volt DC side. Not the same thing as the 50 amp shore power connection on the AC side.

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No problem at all.

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Thx for the help on the converter. I am replacing my 2 6 volt golf cart batteries. Apparently new ones are hard to find. Local guys has group 31 AGM batteries available. Be says one AGM group 31 will give me the same capacity as two 6 volt batteries. Does this sound right?

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jgrimes wrote:

Thx for the help on the converter. I am replacing my 2 6 volt golf cart batteries. Apparently new ones are hard to find. Local guys has group 31 AGM batteries available. Be says one AGM group 31 will give me the same capacity as two 6 volt batteries. Does this sound right?


No, one GR 31 will give you 1/2 the amount of amp hours compared to 2 GC2 batteries.

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jgrimes,

What Boon Docker said.

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