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Old 03-08-2016, 05:24 AM   #1
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converter upgrade

want to upgrade to 3 stage multi converter. I have been told I have a Parallax 7300 5355B converter. Looking at Progressive Dynamics 4600V.
Need to know if this is the correct upgrade. The instructions that came with this PD4600V does not list Parallax 7300 as a compatible unit. If this is the correct upgrade is there any other pieces needed?
Just thought someone out there would have some input. thanks so much.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:38 AM   #2
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Randy from Best Converter recommended the PD 4655 upgrade kit when I inquired about my (soon to be delivered) 2016 25A Signature. Not sure about the PD 4600V. I doubt it would be a plug-n-play replacement, in that, you'd have to take out the panel with all the breakers. Also, it's a Parallax meaning P.O.S. from China.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:48 AM   #3
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thanks glcmranger, the unit is a PD 4655V the series is PD 4600. sorry for the confusion.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:05 AM   #4
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thanks glcmranger, the unit is a PD 4655V the series is PD 4600. sorry for the confusion.
I installed the PD4655 a little over a week ago in my 2016 25' FC. It was an easy swap, and it worked great on our first outing last weekend. I purchased it through Amazon, just because that's where I got the best price.
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Perfect, thanks for the update. Looking forward to the upgrade,
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:49 PM   #6
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Parallax 8355 converter

any body upgrade this 8355 converter to 3 stage converter?
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:51 PM   #7
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Yes. As stated above, I replaced it in my 2016 25" FC. No problems. Easy swap, and well worth it.
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Battery question:

What if I were to upgrade the converter in my 2015 23' FC FB to a Progressive Dynamics PD 4655 and change out the 12v Interstate SRM24 Batteries to 6v Interstate GCZECL Batteries? Would that be a good long term cost effective decision for someone who likes to boondock? I have a portable 160 watt Zamp solar setup, no generator and generally frequent sunny locations.
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What if I were to upgrade the converter in my 2015 23' FC FB to a Progressive Dynamics PD 4655 and change out the 12v Interstate SRM24 Batteries to 6v Interstate GCZECL Batteries? Would that be a good long term cost effective decision for someone who likes to boondock? I have a portable 160 watt Zamp solar setup, no generator and generally frequent sunny locations.
If you already have a solar controller with a three-stage battery charger and you don't plan on using a generator, save your money. There are a few folks on the forum who upgraded to solar but have kept their original converter. Just make sure the Use/Store switch is in the "Store" position when connected to shore power, otherwise your converter will try to charge your batteries.

Now adding battery capacity is always a good idea if you do a lot of boondocking.
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Trigal, I did this upgrade last fall, and I think I made every rookie mistake that one could. If you decide to do this, take a look at my thread and maybe save yourself a few trips to the store for the right tools.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ml#post1698737

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