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Old 01-25-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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Lifeline and Intellipower 9245

I have a grp 27 lifeline battery and a Progressive Dynamics Intelipower 9245, are these compatible?

It says the "charge wizard" has 4 modes , boost, normal, storage and equalize.

I believe I also need to use a special trickle charger when the battery is removed. If so, any recommendations?

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Old 01-25-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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I don't quite understand your comments...
Lets make it simple.....if you have a lifeline and a PD 9245......plug it in and forget it. They are compatable and you don't have to remove anything or trickle charge anything. It has been taken care of.
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I remove the battery in the winter and store it in the basement, thus a trickle charge would be needed to keep it fully charged.

I also read that certain converters are not compatible with lifeline batteries. The lifelines require a certain charge profile which I do not know if the Intelipower profile is correct.
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I remove the battery in the winter and store it in the basement, thus a trickle charge would be needed to keep it fully charged.

I also read that certain converters are not compatible with lifeline batteries. The lifelines require a certain charge profile which I do not know if the Intelipower profile is correct.
The Intellipower has a charge profile that is close to what Lifelines require at 14.4 VDC Boost, 13.6 VDC Normal and 13.2VDC Float. The biggest problem is that the Intellipower has no temperature compensation to adjust the voltage according to the ambient temperature of the batteries. Lifelines like 14.3VDC Boost, 14.3VDC for Absorption and 13.2VDC for Float. These voltages are at 77 F. †here set points change with temperature.

If you remove the batteries in winter, you should connect them to a BatteryMinder 12248 charger that HAS temperature compensation.

The best charger currently available is a quality inverter/charger like a Magnum. They have adjustable charge profiles and full temperature compensation too.
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Thanks Lewster, your reply was very helpful.


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I too just received my PD 9245 Converter to replace the original that came in my 69 21ft Globetrotter. Any instructions needed prior to installation? I've never attempted to do anything electrical before, are there any video's on You Tube showing installation? Thanks...
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