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Old 09-29-2016, 10:45 PM   #15
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For installation instructions & videos for installing a 8955 converter, go to:

http://www.bestconverter.com/Magnete...Kits_c_64.html

and click on Installation Photos

In my prior note, I said I had installed a 4655; in fact, it was a 8955.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:12 AM   #16
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Very interesting. Thanx😊
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:28 AM   #17
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I looked on Randy's site and couldn't find videos and couldn't come up with anythying on Youtube. Can you direct me to video instructions for upgrading to a PD4655, I'm buying a new to me 2014 FC 23 and will be ordering one of these from Randy for sure. Would like some due diligence on how to swap it out in advance so I can study up!
I also have a 2014 FC, completed the Converter upgrade w/the PD4655 series
unit after over charging the batteries which were probably shot before I even
bought the unit, as I purchased in 2015, & I keep the A.S. plunged to shore
power all the time as I have never used the A.S. EXCEPT to run a heater in the
winter or a fan in the summer to keep air moving & moisture down, carport
kept. Plans changed, so it sits under cover of the carport. Nice to walk in the
unit, flip the light switch, have a seat, etc, etc. The Converter upgrade is the
best money you can spend. What is your peace of mind worth to you?
BestConverter.com.
My A.S is for sale as it needs to be used as intended. As I stated, plans change.
Never used, never connected to water, tags still hang where they were placed
from factory, 2 replaced batteries, Converter upgrade, carport kept.
Never slept in, nothing used except lights. GREAT unit 270-765-6620
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:41 PM   #18
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For installation instructions & videos for installing a 8955 converter, go to:

http://www.bestconverter.com/Magnete...Kits_c_64.html

and click on Installation Photos

In my prior note, I said I had installed a 4655; in fact, it was a 8955.
The photos are of the 8955 but the procedure is almost identical for the PD4655.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:08 PM   #19
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I'm wondering if it is necessary to upgrade the 8355 Parallax Converter/Charger in my 2017 Airstream in order to protect the batteries when plugged in to shore power.

I upgraded the Parallax on my 2014 International in order to have multi-stage performance to help preserve the 6Volt AGM batteries.

Parallax touts their TempAssure battery protection feature in the 8300 series but don't talk about a "multi-stage" feature.
I asked Andy at CanAm about swapping the converter and he said not to bother.
The converter on my FC (Parallax 7300) is putting out 13.3 volts which will not overcharge the battery.
My manual says to leave the switch in use when AC is on,
Presumeddly to absorb any voltage spikes.
In storage I have a timer.set for two hours a day to keep the batteries up.
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13.3 is never going to fully charge your batteries even if your Airstream meter shows full.
Parallax target voltage is 13.8 so I would confirm your readings. If accurate, its not high enough. If its actually 13.8, monitor them closely.
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:51 PM   #21
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13.3 is never going to fully charge your batteries even if your Airstream meter shows full.
Parallax target voltage is 13.8 so I would confirm your readings. If accurate, its not high enough. If its actually 13.8, monitor them closely.
Andy is a good guy.
Thanx. I'm going from memory, so I'll check it again.l
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[QUOTE=68 Overlander;1860409]13.3 is never going to fully charge your batteries even if your Airstream meter shows full.
Parallax target voltage is 13.8 so I would confirm your readings. If accurate, its not high enough. If its actually 13.8, monitor them closely.
Andy is a good guy.[/QUOTE
Checked it today with AC on,
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After two hours, the readout showed 13.6. and stayed there.
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