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Old 07-26-2015, 09:34 AM   #1
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Time for a new converter?

I'm not an expert on converters and charging systems so any info would be appreciated. My 5th wheel, 2011 Sabre, currently has the WFCO 55 amp converter and last week I disconnected it from shore power for a day. The only thing on in the RV was the fridge and detectors. After 24 hours battery voltage read 12.4 volts. Plugged shore power in and voltage read 12.6v climbing to 13.2v after about ten minutes. Also on the monitor panel only two lights were on before plugging in. Thinking it may be time for a PD9260 which has the charge wizard. Battery is one year old. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:49 PM   #2
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Check for parasitic loads .
Load test battery.
I prefer the IOTA brand converter
My PD converter with the charge wizard will drop voltage down to 13.2 in very little time even when using the rv.
I like the IOTA parameters better.


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Old 08-18-2015, 08:04 AM   #3
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Should have provided a bit more information, in the four years we have owned the unit three batteries have been replaced. The first overheated setting off alarms, second would not hold a charge after two years and the third has three cells with cloudy/milky fluid indicating overcharging or other problem. Also not holding a charge.

In the process of replacing the converter with a PD9260 and installing a new battery.

Never heard of the IOTA converter before, too late now but will research them anyway.
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I think you can't go wrong with the Progressive Dynamics. It does a really good job of conditioning the battery to reduce sulfating. I was so glad our new Forester came with it instead of the Chinese WFCO garbage. Much quieter too.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:30 AM   #5
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Surprised the WFCO lasted that long. Agree with GL1800RIDER
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:14 AM   #6
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:51 AM   #7
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You did right by the progressive dynamics!

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Old 08-18-2015, 10:13 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the reply's, just should have done it sooner.
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