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Old 04-28-2016, 02:51 PM   #251
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Made the jump installed 2 6 volt Energizer group GC2 batteries -
Minutes at 75 AMPS: 122•20 AMP Hour Capacity: 232
in a Century Plastics Heavy Duty Dual 6 Volt Battery Box
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:29 PM   #252
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Made the jump installed 2 6 volt Energizer group GC2 batteries -
Minutes at 75 AMPS: 12220 AMP Hour Capacity: 232
in a Century Plastics Heavy Duty Dual 6 Volt Battery Box
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:35 PM   #253
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Does the WFCO tell you when the batteries are charged or at least to 90%? Mine doesn't which is why it has been disconnected to be used as an emergency spare when my Progessive Dyn. one is charging using romote pendant which tells me charge status.
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Does the WFCO tell you when the batteries are charged or at least to 90%? Mine doesn't which is why it has been disconnected to be used as an emergency spare when my Progessive Dyn. one is charging using romote pendant which tells me charge status.
I use the KISS method. A DC clip on amp meter.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:14 AM   #255
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Does the WFCO tell you when the batteries are charged or at least to 90%? Mine doesn't which is why it has been disconnected to be used as an emergency spare when my Progessive Dyn. one is charging using romote pendant which tells me charge status.
No. The WFCO is a piece of junk, at least that has been my experience. In fact I've never seen any of my wfco converters go into boost mode. So, after seeing my battery power going lower and lower each day even while charging them for 8 hours on the generator I changed it out for the Progressive Dynamics. Now...my batteries (2 6v Trojans) recharge properly in about 3 hours of daily charging. Others may have a different opinion about the WFCO. Just my experience.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:45 AM   #256
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Funny, but in 15 years on both this and other RV forums, I have never heard anyone say anything good about a WFCO converter. They must have a really good volume price to the RV manufacturers. Now, my Georgetown came with a PD, so hopefully the manufacturers are waking up to the problems.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:32 AM   #257
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I got a question...My 2000w Honda generator has a battery charging cord that came with it. I have never used it but if I hooked it up to my batteries (4 x 6volt) can I or should I plug the trailer plug into it at the same time? Also is there a danger of overcharging while hooked to the generator?
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If you have a converter you should rely on that when running the generator. It should be much smarter than the genny battery charger.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:45 PM   #259
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I got a question...My 2000w Honda generator has a battery charging cord that came with it. I have never used it but if I hooked it up to my batteries (4 x 6volt) can I or should I plug the trailer plug into it at the same time? Also is there a danger of overcharging while hooked to the generator?
I have a 2000w Yamaha and the 12v charging output is only 8 amps if I remember correctly. For your setup that's barely enough to maintain the charge of those 4 batteries. Rule of thumb is that you charge your batteries at 20% of your amp/hour rating. Since you have 4 6v batteries I can assume you have about 250 amp/hours so you'd want to fast charge at about 50 amps to 95% and then slow charge to 100%.

I have 2 6v Trojans each are 125 a/h. Because I am converting the 6v to 12v I still have 125 a/h. I should then fast charge at 25 amps to 95%. Either use a good battery charger or a good built in Converter to charge the batteries. The Progressive Dynamics converter has enough power to charge the batteries. The WFCO converter will not.
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I have a 2000w Yamaha and the 12v charging output is only 8 amps if I remember correctly. For your setup that's barely enough to maintain the charge of those 4 batteries. Rule of thumb is that you charge your batteries at 20% of your amp/hour rating. Since you have 4 6v batteries I can assume you have about 250 amp/hours so you'd want to fast charge at about 50 amps to 95% and then slow charge to 100%.

I have 2 6v Trojans each are 125 a/h. Because I am converting the 6v to 12v I still have 125 a/h. I should then fast charge at 25 amps to 95%. Either use a good battery charger or a good built in Converter to charge the batteries. The Progressive Dynamics converter has enough power to charge the batteries. The WFCO converter will not.
I'm not sure what kind of converter I have, it's the stock one. Didn't really want to buy a new converter. So far I only have 2 of the batteries hooked up. I ran the generator with trailer plugged in for a couple hours or so last week, the gauge inside the trailer said they were fully charged but after running lights and tv etc for a few hours they were down quite a bit. I'm waiting for the weather to warm up before I hook the others.

Also curious why you're swithching back to 12v from the 6v set up?
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