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Old 04-19-2015, 10:59 AM   #1
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Battery & converter upgrade on new Wildcat Maxx

We're picking up a new Wildcat Maxx 29bhs next week and first on the list is installing more/better/bigger batteries and a converter upgrade. I was thinking about a pair of Interstate 6v's or Trojan T105's (both available locally) but any suggestions for a converter upgrade?

I'd like to keep the trailer plugged in pretty much all the time to run a Davis air-dryer.

We dry camp about 50% of the time and I'll be charging the batteries with my generator as needed.

Thanks for any tips or suggestions.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:57 AM   #2
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... first on the list is installing more/better/bigger batteries ... . I was thinking about a pair of Interstate 6v's or Trojan T105's (both available locally)...
If you'll have only two batteries, consider that 2 6-volt batteries in series may be electrically more efficient but leaves you with no redundancy. If you have 2 12-volt batteries in parallel you can take one of them out of the bank in case of failure, and still have 12 volts. You can't do that with only 2 6-volt batteries.

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Hadn't thought about 12v's but I feel pretty comfortable with the 6v's. The decent quality ones (interstate or trojan) are pretty reliable and readily available in case of the failure.
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I recommend a progressive dynamics converter upgrade!
And a progressive industries hardwired ems surge guard.
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I recommend a progressive dynamics converter upgrade!
Turbs, is that converter programmable to match the charge specs of the battery manufacturer? Or is it simply more intelligent and possibly higher-powered than the stock converter?

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Turbs, is that converter programmable to match the charge specs of the battery manufacturer? Or is it simply more intelligent and possibly higher-powered than the stock converter?

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Not sure I've seen a rv converter that is programmable per user spec, however it is the most "intelligent" converter system I've seen or used.


http://www.progressivedyn.com/power_...ters_9200.html

http://www.progressivedyn.com/charge_wizard.html

Check out the "new" interactive videos.

My wfco is now 4 years old, I'm buying a progressive this week so I can install before our first trip.

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