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Old 11-20-2017, 12:46 PM   #1
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Electrical Converter

Just purchased a new Aerolite 284BHSL. It's been in storage for a couple of months and just recently brought it home a plugged it into my 50 AMP service. Within a couple of days, the battery was boiling over. Is this a bad converter? Or something else. The battery is a new one (Interstate) that came with the unit. Thanks in advance.
PS: Does anybody know where the converter is located on this unit? Is it behind the circuit breaker panel or elsewhere? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:48 PM   #2
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How new is it? Just pulled it off the lot? I would think you could go to your dealer and have them replace it under warranty.


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Thanks, That is precisely what I intend to do, but they will most likely replace it with the OEM converter that failed in the first place. Probably will ultimately upgrade to a Progressive Dynamics one later.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:21 PM   #4
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If it boiled the battery there is a converter issue. If it is a new trailer have the dealer replace it under warranty. If you want to upgrade to the PD, which would be my recommendation.

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Thanks, That is precisely what I intend to do, but they will most likely replace it with the OEM converter that failed in the first place. Probably will ultimately upgrade to a Progressive Dynamics one later.
Round file that Interstate battery too! Get a real deep cycle battery instead of the wanna be Interstate.
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I recently acquired an older 1992 Dutchmen 180 and it has the Magnetek 6300 in it. While researching a replacement I compared some models. Magnetek has modern upgrade kits that are easy to do and designed for the older models like mine and they have some for the 7000 series and others as well. However it is strictly an upgrade to the system for the same kind of battery and the prices are within 20-30 bucks of the Progressive Dynamics products. I would strongly suggest ( not affiliated with PD just a satisfied customer ) that you get the Progressive Dynamics to upgrade what you have. They have several different kits for different makes and should have what you need. High quality construction. The best part? The newer models that have an L after the part number will not only handle LITHIUM batteries well, it is capable of properly charging other popular battery types. They are the cats meow. I ordered one with the optional remote control, so I can manually choose what charging type is happening at any time without opening the case up, so when I am using solar or a generator I can fine tune. Mine was 207 bucks plus another 25 for the remote. My plans are for a solar bank on the roof but for now I am either going to boondock with a Honda inverter generator or be at a park hooked to shore power.
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