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Old 01-08-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Power supply/charger

Hi I have a airstream 290 motor home and noticed that when I plug in to mains its not charging my battery's, my friend said I should be able to get a new one that manages my battery charging much better than the one that has broken, can any help or let me know where to get a new one. Thanx.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:31 AM   #2

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Give Randy a call at Best Converter....he won't steer you rong, GREAT customer service.


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Old 01-08-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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I 2nd the recommendation of calling Randy. He was very helpful when I replaced the old univolt in my Trade Wind and I have been very happy with converter he recommended.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
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I replaced my BRAND NEW converter the second month....just so I could "up fit" with a converter that not only recharged my batteries, but was sophisticated enough to go into float mode and desulphate. No worries about keeping the trailer in "USE" position all the time as my batteries will NOT overcharge and boil out the electrolyte.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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Since the original poster seems to be in the UK, there may be a closer source for a 240v-to-12v converter/charger than BestConverter here in the US. I wouldn't know that that source IS, but I'd expect an RV repair facility to know.

1eyebri: Assuming the same brands are available to you in 240v versions, I've never heard anyone complain about Progressive Dynamics or Iota converters.

PS: I don't mean to give the impression that Randy is not a great vendor and very helpful source of information. I have a Powermax converter in my Argosy purchased from him, I'm very happy with it so far, and its 3-year warranty suggests I'll be happy with it for some time to come.

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