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Old 12-03-2015, 10:47 PM   #1
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life expectancy of 12 v power supply

what is the life expectancy of an trailer 12 volt power supply?
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:49 PM   #2
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The converter?
Some last forever some don't make it a year.
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:27 AM   #3
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We had one that ran 5 years then replaced it and that one only lasted 6 months. TURBS said it all. Just like a battery...some run 5 years some short out after a month.
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:33 PM   #4
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Good news is: when you NEED A BATTERY OR CONVERTER, you can generally pick one up at a Camping World same day. Of course, batteries are "everywhere" 😄.
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:36 PM   #5
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:05 PM   #6
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Get a good quality triple rate one when you replace it. I always install a Progressive Dynamics one with intelli charger pendant. I then use the old converter as a backup in case the new one fails. It never has!
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Old 01-14-2016, 01:34 PM   #7
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I plan to replace my 55amp converter with a Progressive Dynamics converter, I need help on choosing the right amp size. I have a bank of 4 6 volt batteries, do I need the 60amp, the 70amp or the 80amp. I seen on Amazon where the 80amp needs a special 20amp plug.


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Old 01-14-2016, 02:01 PM   #8
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I plan to replace my 55amp converter with a Progressive Dynamics converter, I need help on choosing the right amp size. I have a bank of 4 6 volt batteries, do I need the 60amp, the 70amp or the 80amp. I seen on Amazon where the 80amp needs a special 20amp plug.
The 80 amp does need a 20 amp outlet. This would mean changing the wire from the breaker to the converter and also changing the breaker from a 15 to 20 amp. I would go with the 70 amp converter.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:58 PM   #9
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converter Issues

Thanks for the reply.
We have 2008 Cedar Creek 32TK. This is second converter I have purchased. I went with a boondocker 60 amp. from Best Converter. I spoke with Randy about my power supply. He said I should get a surge protector. I got a portable 50 amp. Progressive surge protector. It cost more than Amazon but I got the latest model. Shown below is Randy's contract information.
Good luck with your converter purchase.

For free technical advice, orders or general questions call us at 888-828-1893. I'll pay for the call and we will do our best to answer your questions. You can also email us at sales@bestconverter.com for a prompt response.
If your question is about an existing power converter, please have the make and model number so we can better assist in solving the problem or recommend the correct replacement unit.
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From my experience, I don't think you can go wrong with any Progressive product. I have both the converter [replaced a WFCO] and transfer switch. No problems. We had a Progressive convert already in our last TT when we bought it and it was working fine when we sold it three years later.
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