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Old 06-16-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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What power supply to replace with on 50amp 2016 classic

I have read lots about the stock power supply charger being extremely harsh on batteries and over charging them. What is the best one to replace the stock model with?
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:49 PM   #2
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Progressive Dynamics 9280:

http://www.progressivedyn.com/prod_d..._pd9280_2.html

https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-D.../dp/B000GARO80
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:54 PM   #3
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Good Progressive Dynamics products like the PD-4655. Direct replacement. Slide in and most folks can do it themselves. Better/Best one of the Magnum Inverter/Chargers. Dump the WFCO inverter (if you have one) and get the much better and more powerful Magnum.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:45 PM   #4
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Good Progressive Dynamics products like the PD-4655. Direct replacement. Slide in and most folks can do it themselves. Better/Best one of the Magnum Inverter/Chargers. Dump the WFCO inverter (if you have one) and get the much better and more powerful Magnum.
Which one do you recommend? Victron also looks nice. Money aside, which one to buy?
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:47 PM   #5
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Good Progressive Dynamics products like the PD-4655. Direct replacement. Slide in and most folks can do it themselves. Better/Best one of the Magnum Inverter/Chargers. Dump the WFCO inverter (if you have one) and get the much better and more powerful Magnum.
Also, I believe the 4655 is for 30 amp service and not 50 like I have. I have 2 ac's.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:42 AM   #6
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On my '77 AS, I installed a timer to control my charger; 2 hrs charge, 4 hrs rest; 24/7.

I got my timer from Lowe's more than a decade ago. It's plug and play. Just set and forget it.

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Old 06-17-2016, 12:26 PM   #7
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Any recommendations on someone in the Southeast that can do an install?
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:59 PM   #8
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I Have over 6,000 miles and 70 nights in my new 2016 26 U FC and have had wonderful results with my new system. I here problems and have watched my batteries very close, now problem. I think it is like so many worrying about Good Year Marathon tires, they are great.

I say relax.
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Old 06-17-2016, 03:28 PM   #9
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I Have over 6,000 miles and 70 nights in my new 2016 26 U FC and have had wonderful results with my new system. I here problems and have watched my batteries very close, now problem. I think it is like so many worrying about Good Year Marathon tires, they are great.

I say relax.
Please don't give improper information even if it is just an opinion on a 70 day old trailer.

With the stock converter it is not a question of "if" but a question of "when" your batteries will be destroyed if you leave your trailer plugged in continuously for any length of time. The batteries simply boil until they are ruined. There is NO way around it. If you leave your trailer plugged in, the converter WILL destroy the batteries.

I went through THREE converters on my Airstream; the first was defective when the unit was still on the dealer's lot between the time I inspected the trailer and when I actually bought it, so that was replaced by the dealer. The second converter failed while it was at Jackson Center having unrelated work done and they told me in passing that they replaced it. It wasn't a surprise. The third time, I replaced it myself with a 9280.

It has been plugged in, CONTINUOUSLY, since 2012 with batteries manufactured in 2010 which still perform like new.

I also have a 1997 Scamp which I replaced the original (same brand as the Airstream) converter (which boiled the original battery in a few weeks) with a new 9280 in 2003. I installed a new Wal-Mart battery in 2005 (to replace the original 1997 boiled battery that hadn't worked in years). That 2005 battery is STILL in the trailer, STILL holds a charge like new, and that trailer has been plugged in CONTINUOUSLY for 11 years. ELEVEN YEARS.

Change that converter.
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Magnum

I emailed Magnum because it is a project on my wish list as well. They recommended a MSH3012M with the current 12V battery bank or MSH4024M if I wanted to add more batteries and go to a 24V battery bank.

Didn't give me a lot of detail other than send the manuals and recommend a service center in the area.
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Southeast in the winter time, Lew Farber (Lewster on the forum) is usually in Florida. Marvin Braun out west. (www.precisionrv.com).

I'm partial to Magnums. Good customer service. Pretty bullet proof. More expensive and certainly more expensive to install since they aren't 'plug n play'.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:34 PM   #12
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Ditto RareStream! Been there and done that, fried my batteries with the factory Paralax. Installed PD-4655. Things are so much better now.
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I emailed Magnum because it is a project on my wish list as well. They recommended a MSH3012M with the current 12V battery bank or MSH4024M if I wanted to add more batteries and go to a 24V battery bank.

Didn't give me a lot of detail other than send the manuals and recommend a service center in the area.
What would be the advantage of going 24 volts?
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:48 AM   #14
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I have a 2016 26u picked up early May only used it twice. Its stored inside w/water, sewer and power. We were planning to leave power hooked up all the time but after reading the post on battery failure I'm having second thoughts. I know nothing about electronics so please educate me on this replacement. Where is the unit located in the trailer? Is a simple plug out, plug in? Thanks, Walt
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