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Old 01-31-2017, 08:09 PM   #15
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Installed new alternator fix chassis charging for chassis/house, 2 house batteries were dead, and 2 chassis batteries dead. However all four of these gave me a good life.

Freedom 15 1500W still not charging. Yanked it out today and put on bench. It will not send a charge to the batteries better than 12.59. Low hum.

So my question is, I really do not need an inverter/charger like the xantrex 458 1500W. Very much considering something similar to the Xantrex truechage2 60A or 70A. And also the Progressive Dynamics PD9270 - 70 Amp RV Converter/Charger,url
RV and Marine Power Converters and Chargers. Great review for products on amazon.

Really, I do not see much value in having the option to invert the DC to AC current.
The xantrex 458 $975, Truecharge2 60A $575. Progressive Dynamics 60A $237.

Looking for advice on this on xantrex vs Progressive Dynamics and opinion on having the invert DC to AC option feature? I really never used it, tested it. even when I have dry camped I only use the battery bank and generator to re-charge batteries.
Thank-you very much.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:04 PM   #16
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Question, when you pulled it out did it have a battery temp sensor ?

If you tested it with it, try it without it plugged in.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:49 PM   #17
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Installed new alternator fix chassis charging for chassis/house, 2 house batteries were dead, and 2 chassis batteries dead. However all four of these gave me a good life.

Freedom 15 1500W still not charging. Yanked it out today and put on bench. It will not send a charge to the batteries better than 12.59. Low hum.

So my question is, I really do not need an inverter/charger like the xantrex 458 1500W. Very much considering something similar to the Xantrex truechage2 60A or 70A. And also the Progressive Dynamics PD9270 - 70 Amp RV Converter/Charger,url
RV and Marine Power Converters and Chargers. Great review for products on amazon.

Really, I do not see much value in having the option to invert the DC to AC current.
The xantrex 458 $975, Truecharge2 60A $575. Progressive Dynamics 60A $237.

Looking for advice on this on xantrex vs Progressive Dynamics and opinion on having the invert DC to AC option feature? I really never used it, tested it. even when I have dry camped I only use the battery bank and generator to re-charge batteries.
Thank-you very much.
ttrv,
Well Sir, only you can determine if the INVERTING operation is of importance or not. We use inverting on a regular basis while dry camping. It serves many purposes for us. It's especially useful if and when we're dry camping and, we're in a situation where there are "quiet" generator hours. Early morning and late evening are the times when it comes in handy.
But, if you've not found the need for it, in all the time you've owned the coach, well, then your potential decision to eliminate it and go for a Converter/Charger may be warranted. I'd have to study your wiring in order to advise if you'll run into wiring issues by switching to what you may want. It may be easy and, then again, you may run into issues. I'm no expert.
Scott

P.S. On edit:
After I sent this message, I found this:

http://www.irv2.com/rvclassifieds/sh...ologies&cat=23

I had that same Inverter/Charger and it was as good one 'till it gave up the ghost. This member had his rebuilt, with new technology and logic circuits. It's a pretty good price for what you'd be getting. Just something to think about. And, you'd not have to change any wiring.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:47 PM   #18
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ttrv...what FireUp is telling you is the truth. I had a 2000 inverter rebuilt by a pro and it was as good as a new one while I owned the coach. much cheaper than a new one.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:05 PM   #19
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Unless I missed it, did anyone suggest checking the battery disconnect switch on the dash? On my Journey it disconnects the battery from everything, including the charge circuit.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:07 PM   #20
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I should clarify, it disconnects the house batteries.
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:28 AM   #21
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Summarization

2 engine batteries were dead
2 of the 3 house batteries were dead (the other was only 18 months old)
alternator was dead and Freedom 15 inverter would not charge.

Purchased 4 batteries, 2 engine and 2 house, alternator and battery charger Progressive Dynamics PD9280V. Justification, inverting is not important to me and coach is 15 years old.

Most of this is a result of having to leave the RV unattended for over 12 months due to health issues.

Appreciate all the helpful comments. Regards.
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2 engine batteries were dead
2 of the 3 house batteries were dead (the other was only 18 months old)
alternator was dead and Freedom 15 inverter would not charge.

Purchased 4 batteries, 2 engine and 2 house, alternator and battery charger Progressive Dynamics PD9280V. Justification, inverting is not important to me and coach is 15 years old.

Most of this is a result of having to leave the RV unattended for over 12 months due to health issues.

Appreciate all the helpful comments. Regards.
My freedom inverter took a dive a few months ago at the most inopportune time leaving me without any power to the coach. Took it out, replaced it with a converter and life is better. I didn't see the value of going backwith an inverter as I rarely boondock and if i do, hey i got a genset.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:42 PM   #23
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Pro Tip: Install a battery disconnect on the ground cable on your coach and chassis batteries. They work great and connects/disconnects in seconds, once installed.

We found out the hard way that if you let a RV battery sit unused it will discharge in a very short period of time even though you think you have everything turned off. It was very frustrating for us. If you think you won't use the battery for a few days, simply disconnect it.

NOCO ID220S 6V-24V 125 Amp Battery Disconnect Switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EH9WUC..._LeAWybM9W2M4F
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