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Old 01-05-2016, 03:06 PM   #15
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AGM's are zero maintenance.
There is no more corrosion on the terminals or posts.
They seem to maintain a slightly higher voltage.
They seem to last longer.
AGM's seem to act like a big capacitor- more voltage more readily available-
Just my observation after putting Optima Yellow Top batteries in my 1999 Nissan Pathfinder with aftermarket custom stereo and my 2007 Toyota Tundra with custom aftermarket stereo- tow vehicle-


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Old 01-05-2016, 03:07 PM   #16
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So, as I actually need 2 group 27 batteries for my trailer, I'm thinking AGM's, kill switch, and compatible converter is the way to go.


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As the ole saying goes (especially in electrical systems) "you get what you pay for"... Lew has preached it before, don't go Chinese. Don't spend hours troubleshooting or returning items (most likely throwing away items). Get a respectable brand like Magnum, cry a little bit about the initial cost , then sit back and enjoy the comfort and reliability of a good system.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:13 AM   #18
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Magnums are good products but I don't really need a built in inverter. My power requirements are modest when dry camping. My Airstream didn't come with an inverter. Maybe if it had that option I would pursue a Magnum product. Right now the PD4655 is working for me.

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We installed PD 9260 with charge wizard in summer of 2009. Installation took us an afternoon. Took it out this past Fall to clean air paths and all terminals. All looks good, just tightened terminals.

We're running this for 4 Interstate GC2-XHD 6v flooded lead acid batteries. Zero problems so far in 6.5 years on PD9260 and 4 years on these batteries. And yes, it does do the boost voltage every night for 1/2 hour. We see the increase in our reading lights or on the Trimetric.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:41 PM   #20
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Are there any AS trailers that did not come with Parallax converters?
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Are there any AS trailers that did not come with Parallax converters?
Old ones maybe? Not new ones. Interstates I believe are receiving Magnums now.
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Are there any AS trailers that did not come with Parallax converters?
From what I understand the Sport 16 and maybe the Sport 22 have WFCO three stage converter/chargers.
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