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Old 03-31-2018, 05:47 PM   #1
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Replacing Charger / Converter with Progressive 60 AMP

I have a 2015 Forest River Mercedes 2400RS. Anyone replace the existing charger . converter with a Progressive 60AMP unit? Any issues with the replacement?
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:40 PM   #2
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Are you replacing the entire box or just the power supply and charger?
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Just the power supply and charger.
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I looked into that when I was trying to update my 03 Jayco which had an unsuported IOTA box. Progressive D has a series (I think 4600) that are direct replacements for other brands. I suggest you check their website armed with your current box model number to find which one fits. You may not be able to get to 60A but you will will get the ultra important charge wizzard.
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I have a 2015 Forest River Mercedes 2400RS. Anyone replace the existing charger . converter with a Progressive 60AMP unit? Any issues with the replacement?
I just replaced my converter section of my Progressive Dynamics PD4060. It was because I switched over to Battle Born Lithium Batteries and they have a new drop in Converter with the correct charging profile for Lithium Batteries. It is different that AGM. I also replaced my Zamp Solar Controller also.
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I just replaced my converter section of my Progressive Dynamics PD4060. It was because I switched over to Battle Born Lithium Batteries and they have a new drop in Converter with the correct charging profile for Lithium Batteries. It is different that AGM. I also replaced my Zamp Solar Controller also.
I was not happy with the PD LI charger. The current lithium charger by PD is not a smart charger, it is dumb. Runs up to 14.6 volts and just sits there. They said they are working on another model that will have a lower voltage float. The LI batteries like to be charged up to that voltage but do NOT like to be held there. The Battleborns sit at about 13+ volts and like to be left alone, don't mind being discharged, don't mind being left partly charged.

The Drop in lithiums are a new ball game, and should be treated with care. Holding them at 14.6 for any period of time is not good.
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I was not happy with the PD LI charger. The current lithium charger by PD is not a smart charger, it is dumb. Runs up to 14.6 volts and just sits there. They said they are working on another model that will have a lower voltage float. The LI batteries like to be charged up to that voltage but do NOT like to be held there. The Battleborns sit at about 13+ volts and like to be left alone, don't mind being discharged, don't mind being left partly charged.



The Drop in lithiums are a new ball game, and should be treated with care. Holding them at 14.6 for any period of time is not good.


Have you looked at anyone elseís chargers?

Iím considering the Victron all-in-one inverter/charger/solar controller. But itís a lot of pennies.
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Have you looked at anyone elseís chargers?

Iím considering the Victron all-in-one inverter/charger/solar controller. But itís a lot of pennies.
I did a ton of research on this. Once charged mine sit at 13.5V after the initial 14.2V to 14.6V charging. Battle Born Batteries have a built in Management System to shut off charging if required and do not need to float. My Zamp Solar Controller holds them between 13.2V and 13.5V indefinitely. The new PD Converter replacement I just put in was recommended by Battle Born and just came on the market. I haven't run it extensively yet and I will be sure to keep an eye on it.
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I did a ton of research on this. Once charged mine sit at 13.5V after the initial 14.2V to 14.6V charging. Battle Born Batteries have a built in Management System to shut off charging if required and do not need to float. My Zamp Solar Controller holds them between 13.2V and 13.5V indefinitely. The new PD Converter replacement I just put in was recommended by Battle Born and just came on the market. I haven't run it extensively yet and I will be sure to keep an eye on it.
I will give Battle Born a call tomorrow and double check on if it is OK for them to sit at 14.5V at length while on ground power. I almost never have a power cable plugged in and just depend on my 400W solar to top off the batteries but will check just to make sure. I think when a 14.5V potential is shown on the display the batteries have already shut down and that voltage is just the output of the converter.
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I will give Battle Born a call tomorrow and double check on if it is OK for them to sit at 14.5V at length while on ground power. I almost never have a power cable plugged in and just depend on my 400W solar to top off the batteries but will check just to make sure. I think when a 14.5V potential is shown on the display the batteries have already shut down and that voltage is just the output of the converter.
That would be cool if it was true. I wonder how to tell that is happening, and at what voltage the batts kick back in.

Does operating at a constant 14.5 volts affect any systems, I saw a case where the equalizing cycle fried some led hockey puck light.

So much fun stuff to learn.

Battleborn told me that being held at 14.6 was not good, and PD told me they were working to develope a float setting for the LI converters, so that is all I know. I sometimes wonder if these folks are just telling us what we want to hear. I also unplug the power usually and also have 400 watts of solar and the Zamp controller and it works perfectly.
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