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Old 05-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Converter upgrade

I posted in the tech section about having problems with the original Magnetek in out T205. Thought I'd post up a few photos of what I did.

First is the original setup.

The original had the distribution and fuses built in. It was also hardwired to the 110 shore power. So in order to install the Progressive Dynamics 9200, I also installed a small buss type fuse block and a 110 outlet for the new unit to plug into. You can't see it in the photo but I stole the ground buss strip off the old converter and all the white ground wires go to it as well as the neg from the converter.

Another shot of the 110 outlet

This new unit is rated for 45 amps which is more than I need. Also has the built in Charge Wizard. Another nice feature when you buy the retail unit is the pendant which is a little monitor that plugs in with what looks like a phone line. I stuck it on the wall and it tells you the state of charge with a blinking led. Also allows you to manually overide the Wizard. I think this will be good when I want to charge the battery off the generator during the day.

Anyway, the first goal was a success. The new 12V TV gets along fine with this unit. The low hum of the old unit has been replaced by silence. I don't know what the cooling fan sounds like since it hasn't come on. I think this was well worth the money. With the fuseblock off ebay and a receptical from Lowes, I have about $170 in the whole deal.


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Old 05-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Nice job! Thanks for sharing.

You will be very pleased with the PD. And for a genny setup, it will sense the battery and kick into boost right from the get go if the battery needs it. I have yet to push the charge wizard button. I have an on line volt meter and I can see the charge voltage so I know what mode it is selecting all by it self.

The fans, you may never hear them. I have not yet ever heard mine on the PD. They adjust speed to the heat load and the heat sink is so big that natural convection works well.

Have fun and enjoy the fruits of your labor.


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Old 05-08-2013, 05:02 AM   #3
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Great up grade I replaced the one in mine 2 weeks after I bought it. I did hard wire it to my breaker box though because I wanted to have it on it's own circuit and be able to turn it off. They are very electrically quiet except on HF ham radio bands! And I do use my ham radio when I go camping. One thing I would recommend is a frame ground to the converter box it's self you may have one and I just don't see it. I too used the old grounding buss and bolted it to the converter mounting pads and tied in the frame ground there also.
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Nice job! Looks like it was a weight and space savings too!
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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Great job. I did a similar upgrade and like you found the converter very quiet over the OEM unit. I now wonder why I waited so long to do the upgrade
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