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Old 10-16-2015, 08:48 PM   #21
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Interesting on the fourth stage, desulferization. I'd be curious if that does in fact extend the battery life due to that occurrence (sulfur buildup) from multiple charge discharge cycles.

Also, for those who have switched the converter out, do you know if the output to the coach batteries is greater than the current supplied by the chassis alternator. Sprinters alternator, is very heavy duty in that it is rated at 14V/220 amp. That really kicks the coach batteries, if sensing a need for a charge when driving. I was wondering if the output on the gen set/transfer switch/converter path to the BM controller is similiar in charging current.
found this info on desulfation:

Sulfation and How to Prevent it - Battery University
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:47 PM   #22
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Hello. I bought the remote pendant for my converter but now having trouble locating the converter in the RV. I have a 2016 sunseeker 2400w mbs. I looked first under sink by water heater and did not see it??? Any ideas?
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:02 PM   #23
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Hello. I bought the remote pendant for my converter but now having trouble locating the converter in the RV. I have a 2016 sunseeker 2400w mbs. I looked first under sink by water heater and did not see it??? Any ideas?
Does the W have a drawer below the undersink cabinet in the kitchen by any chance?

If so, pull out that Drawer and you may find it.

That is where it is on the R. Close to the batts and cutoff switch.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:24 AM   #24
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Hello. I bought the remote pendant for my converter but now having trouble locating the converter in the RV. I have a 2016 sunseeker 2400w mbs. I looked first under sink by water heater and did not see it??? Any ideas?
Does your unit have a progressive industries distribution center?


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I'm going to take a closer look to see if I can find the PD9200 on mine, but I'm not quite convinced that is what was installed. I didn't receive a manual for the PD9200 however I can confirm that I have the Inteli-Power 4000 Series which is the AC/DC Distribution Panel and Inteli-Power Converter with built-in Charge Wizard. And according to their website it's a 4-stage converter, yet the manual only discusses 3-stages. I suppose it's possible that there is another device mounted underneath the rear bed (S plan) that I haven't found; however I don't quite understand why I would actually have the PD9200 in addition to the Inteli-Power 4000 which is apparently a converter itself.
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I'm going to take a closer look to see if I can find the PD9200 on mine, but I'm not quite convinced that is what was installed. I didn't receive a manual for the PD9200 however I can confirm that I have the Inteli-Power 4000 Series which is the AC/DC Distribution Panel and Inteli-Power Converter with built-in Charge Wizard. And according to their website it's a 4-stage converter, yet the manual only discusses 3-stages. I suppose it's possible that there is another device mounted underneath the rear bed (S plan) that I haven't found; however I don't quite understand why I would actually have the PD9200 in addition to the Inteli-Power 4000 which is apparently a converter itself.
Some times they use a distribution center of one model "less" converter and then they install a deck mount unit away from the distribution center.


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Interesting, thanks for the insight TURBS. I did receive a reply from Progressive Dynamics and the 4000 series (if installed as the all-in-one unit) is indeed a 4 stage converter.
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Interesting, thanks for the insight TURBS. I did receive a reply from Progressive Dynamics and the 4000 series (if installed as the all-in-one unit) is indeed a 4 stage converter.
I have the 4500 series

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I do have a progressive distribution center. Although I haven't found it I remember hearing it was a four stage for 2016 for sure. I had looked under the drawer by the sink maybe I missed it. I will look again.
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