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Old 08-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #21
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As for the vent fans, I won't swear to this, but I bet that they will operates on 12V just fine, albeit not as fast.

It would be an easy thing to test, even before you make the change. Otherwise, I suppose a step-up transformer would do it, and failing that, new fans.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:59 PM   #22
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Actually I have not made the replacement as of this time. A couple of higher priorty issues came up. It is still high on the todo list. When I buy the converter I will get it from : BestConverter - Converters, Inverters, Electrical Supplies, Electronics

Sorry can not help with a wiring diagram at this time. I will have to draw one up when I do the swap. The best I can do is the manual copies I sent you in the other thread.
Thanks for reply, AWCHIEF. May I ask why you have selected the PD9625? I just did a google of "Powermax Boondocker versus PD9245C" and found a post on another RV forum that advises against using PD9245 with AGM batteries as follows:
" If you are looking to upgrade your coach charging system then first thing is to read this Trojan site document: http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/TRJ...UsersGuide.pdf.
Please note that Trojan says DO NOT EQUALIZE AGM Batteries. To some degree that limits your converter/charger selection. The Powermax Redneck selected fits that bill for that requirement as well as charging voltage. My PD9200 does not as it's more oriented towards a wet-cell, not a AGM. As you can see, the devil is in the details but with care, one can work though it."

What is you opinion of this equalization issue?
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #23
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Thanks for reply, AWCHIEF. May I ask why you have selected the PD9625? I just did a google of "Powermax Boondocker versus PD9245C" and found a post on another RV forum that advises against using PD9245 with AGM batteries as follows:
" If you are looking to upgrade your coach charging system then first thing is to read this Trojan site document: http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/TRJ...UsersGuide.pdf.
Please note that Trojan says DO NOT EQUALIZE AGM Batteries. To some degree that limits your converter/charger selection. The Powermax Redneck selected fits that bill for that requirement as well as charging voltage. My PD9200 does not as it's more oriented towards a wet-cell, not a AGM. As you can see, the devil is in the details but with care, one can work though it."

What is you opinion of this equalization issue?
Have not heard about not using the PD9245 with AGM batteries, in fact just the opposite. The manufacturer recommends its use with AGM batteries. It was recommeded to me by several people that use one and have AGM batteries. They are very happy with the combination and have experienced no problems that I am aware of.
Also the folks at BestConverter recommeded its use. We talked in great detail about what I wanted to do, including upgrading to 2 AGM batteries.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:32 PM   #24
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AWCHIEF, just for your info I called ADVENTURERV.NET and talked to their technical expert Randy. He tells me that although they sell both the POWERBOOST and PD9200 products they recommend the POWERBOOST converters with AGM batteries for Airstreams. It is $10 more but has a 3 year warranty as opposed to PD9200 products 2 year warranty. It is also their most popular deck mounted converter and they have had not problem returns. Haven't made up my mind which to purchase yet.
Can anyone on this forum give me any advice as to which to purchase for UNIVOLT replacement on 1964 Bambi II??
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I was not familiar with Adventurerv.net so checked out their site. Is Powerboost the same thing as the Power Max? I cannot find Powerboost on their web site. My use of the PD9245 is not locked in stone. I am open to any unit that will work for my needs.
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I was not familiar with Adventurerv.net so checked out their site. Is Powerboost the same thing as the Power Max? I cannot find Powerboost on their web site. My use of the PD9245 is not locked in stone. I am open to any unit that will work for my needs.
My mistake, AWCHIEF, when I wrote the post. Yes the converter I was talking about is the PowerMax.
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Jellis00: The PowerMax looks like a good unit and the prices are a bit better than the PDs. As soon as I get this brake issue I am having fixed once and for all the converter swap is going to be the next project. I am going to have to do a bit more research after your post. The PD converter may not be exactly what I need. Keep us up to date on how you swap is going.
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