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Old 10-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #11
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So my battery was bad (getting a new one free with warranty) and pulled the trigger on a progressive dynamics pd9270. Next is LED lights to replace stock ones. Looking forward to a better dry camping experience.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:58 PM   #12
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Hey Newbrew77,
Hows it going with the pd9270?
Did it fit into your WFCO or is this a whole new unit?
I'm considering upgrading my WFCO 8955 and am thinking about the unit you said you were going to install.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:05 PM   #13
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It's going good! It fit where the old converter was with a little modification. It doesn't charge as fast as I thought it would.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:18 PM   #14
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It's going good!
It doesn't charge as fast as I thought it would.
Thats not a bad thing!
Slower is bettery when charging.

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Old 01-15-2014, 01:46 AM   #15
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Can the remote pendant be used with the PD 4600 series?
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Thats not a bad thing!
Slower is bettery when charging.

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Trojan recommends a charger with capabilities of between 10% and 13% of the 20 AHr rate. So a 225 AHr battery should have a charger that has a charge rate of between 23-30 amps. Of course only a discharged battery will accept that kind of amperage. A nearly charged battery won't accept that kind of amperage. Insufficient or too low of a charge won't "mix" the electrolyte and stratification will occur.

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Can the remote pendant be used with the PD 4600 series?
The 4600 will not come with a pendent, you have a built in charge wizard button on the board itself. They do have and sell a modification kit to add one. You would have to cut 4 wires and connect them. I have voltage meter that I plug into a 12v cigarette lighter. It shows you what is going on all the time. The best part is that with the WFCO you can't read a load for 44 hrs, before it will drop to float 13.2. That will never happen because of radio and CO monitors being on so it stays in 13.6 absorption mode. The progressive will drop down to 13.2 even with those 2 loads on......And it is a true 4 stage charger.... I think it would be a must for a boondocker.
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Trojan recommends a charger with capabilities of between 10% and 13% of the 20 AHr rate. So a 225 AHr battery should have a charger that has a charge rate of between 23-30 amps. Of course only a discharged battery will accept that kind of amperage. A nearly charged battery won't accept that kind of amperage. Insufficient or too low of a charge won't "mix" the electrolyte and stratification will occur.

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The progressive go's into stage 4 every 21 hrs to 14.4 for 15 mins. to clean the plates, I'm not sure that is what you mean.....desalination of the plates?
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The progressive go's into stage 4 every 21 hrs to 14.4 for 15 mins. to clean the plates, I'm not sure that is what you mean.....desalination of the plates?
What you're describing would mix the solution. Stratification is where the acid solution isn't consistent across the plates.

Stratification is only a concern where a consistent low charge is applied over a long period of time. If a multi-stage charger or even factory charger is used to charge a battery, there is no worry of stratification. The bubbles formed during a charge cycle of sufficient amperage will float to the top of the cell, thereby mixing the fluid.

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Trojan recommends a charger with capabilities of between 10% and 13% of the 20 AHr rate. So a 225 AHr battery should have a charger that has a charge rate of between 23-30 amps. Of course only a discharged battery will accept that kind of amperage. A nearly charged battery won't accept that kind of amperage. Insufficient or too low of a charge won't "mix" the electrolyte and stratification will occur.

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I can't find that 13% recommendation, and generally have seen 20% reported as max during bulk cycle. At any rate, if you are using a generator to replenish your batteries and expect to minimize run time, the way to do that is to get way more battery capacity than you need and then operate the charger in bulk mode between 50% and 80% of full charge. Size the charger to 20% of total battery capacity.

A 200 amphour bank (2 decent deep cycles) would then warrant a 40 amp charger.
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