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Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 80 Amps

Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 80 Amps

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Smart converter charger extends RV battery life by fighting sulfation during storage. Multistage charging process switches modes to ensure a quick, complete charge. Converts AC shore power to DC power to run 12V loads at the campground. Lowest Prices for the best rv converters from Progressive Dynamics. Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 80 Amps part number PD9280A can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Progressive Dynamics RV Converters - PD9280A

  • 80 Amps
  • Lead Acid
  • 12V
  • Progressive Dynamics
  • Smart Charge

Smart converter charger extends RV battery life by fighting sulfation during storage. Multistage charging process switches modes to ensure a quick, complete charge. Converts AC shore power to DC power to run 12V loads at the campground.


Features:

  • Converter charger changes AC shore power to DC power to quickly charge your RV batteries
    • Provides continuous power to your DC breaker panel to run 12V loads
    • Works with flooded lead acid, AGM, and gel batteries
  • Integrated Charge Wizard monitors your RV's batteries and automatically begins charging when needed
    • Multistage charging helps extend battery life
  • Built-in safety features protect your RV's electrical system
  • Status remote pendant (sold separately) lets you manually select the charging mode
  • UL listed
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 12V battery systems
  • Rated power output: 1,080 watts
  • Amperage output: 80 amps
  • Voltage:
    • Input: 105 - 130 VAC
    • Output (no load): 13.6 VDC
    • Output (full load): > 12.6 VDC
  • Temperature ranges:
    • Operating range: 32 F to 122 F
    • Storage range: -4 F to 176 F
  • Cable length: 30"
  • Dimensions: 9-1/8" long x 7-3/8" wide x 3-5/8" deep
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Replacement Cross-Reference:


  • WFCO WF-9875
  • Iota DLS-75
  • Powermax PM3-75
  • Powermax PM4-75

Note: Not all units are a direct replacement. Modifications may be required.

converter charger

This smart converter charger converts AC shore power into DC power and uses the Charge Wizard multistage charging system to charge your battery bank. If your RV already has a stock converter charger, it will need to be removed to ensure this unit operates properly.


Charge Wizard Operation

Using the built-in Charge Wizard, the converter charger automatically switches voltages while the battery bank charges. This accelerates the charge, but also helps extend battery life by adjusting the voltage during the different modes. This charger is compatible with flooded lead acid, AGM, and gel batteries.


Charging Modes

  1. Boost: This mode charges at the full rated load for a quicker recharge time. This is where most of the charging happens. It charges the battery up to 90% of the full capacity.
  2. Normal: This mode provides controlled voltage to ensure a full charge. Once the battery begins to reach capacity, the normal state will kick in and reduce the voltage to safely complete the charge.
  3. Storage: Once the battery reaches full charge and remains unused for 30 hours, this mode maintains a lower voltage to compensate for self-discharge. This reduces battery stress and minimizes gassing and water loss.
  4. Equalization: This mode activates to prevent stratification and sulfate buildup during extended storage cycles. These two issues can damage a battery by causing the accumulation of acid at the bottom of the battery and hardened sulfate crystals on the battery plates. This mode is especially helpful when your battery is going unused during storage.

Safety Features

cooling fan

The system includes a number of safety features. It has a reverse polarity protection that will protect the converter if the battery is hooked up incorrectly. Additionally, the unit includes protection for overvoltage, undervoltage, and overcurrent, which can damage your equipment, as well as the converter. It also has GFCI protection that shuts off power when there is a current imbalance. The built-in cooling fan also removes excess heat from the unit. The fan speed is proportional to the internal temperature on the converter, so when the power demand is low, the fan will operate quietly.


Available Converter Status Remote Pendant for Easy Monitoring and Control

converter status remote pendant

The Converter Status Remote Pendant (sold separately) monitors the converter's charging status. It also allows you to manually override the charge process to verify the unit is operating properly. The pendant uses a flashing green LED to indicate what charging mode is active. It easily connects to the converter's accessory port with the attached cable.


How It Installs

The converter mounts horizontally inside your RV in a dry location with ventilation. However, as long as the unit has sufficient ventilation, it can also be mounted vertically. The mounting hardware is not included.


terminals and plug

The DC output terminals wire to the battery bank. The AC in cord plugs into a 120V 3-wire grounded source.



PD9280A Progressive Dynamics PD9200 Series Battery Converter Charger with Charge Wizard - 12 Volts - 80 Amps

Alternate Part Number: PD9280AV

Installation Details PD9280A Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger - 12V - 80 Amps - PD9280A

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (405 Customer Reviews)

Smart converter charger extends RV battery life by fighting sulfation during storage. Multistage charging process switches modes to ensure a quick, complete charge. Converts AC shore power to DC power to run 12V loads at the campground.

- PD9280A
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It works like a champ! I had retired from the military and am living the full time RV life. My only regret was that it's a converter and not an inverter. One day I'll make the jump to lithium. We have only one regret... we neglected to purchase a Valtera electric waste valve through [online store] vs etrailer. We learned a big lesson! The valve was junk and we'll purchase from you, once savings accumulates.



- PD9280A
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Thank you Brett for some numeric clarification on the purchase of my RV converter, it came on time as indicated. I have used E-trailer for several other purchases, as always, it’s a good and informative purchase!


Comments
Very well, and a good price at that!
Kevin - 08/17/2021


- PD9280A
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Roger has been an excellent person to work with. He represents your company great!!! Both my order have be delivered on time or before the time promised. I can let other people know that your company is going to take care of them. Thank you Roger for your excellent and about service and knowledge of the products you sell.



- PD9280A
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Quick delivery, slightly smaller than original WFCO unit, easily mounted and plugged into existing 20amp outlet, putting out 23.6 amps to the battery. Back in business! Thanks again etrailer.



- PD9280A
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Our battery bank is HUGE! (14 batteries, over 900 Amp-hours!) This keeps us fully charged and ready to roll on a moment's notice.



- PD9280A
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I received my Progressive 9280 converter earlier that originally quoted, which was good. I installed it today and It seems to be working fine. I gave three stars because it came in an etrailer box with paper padding, but no Progressive box, or paperwork. For all I know this might have been someones return before. No way to really tell if it was indeed a new one.



- PD9280A
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Got it istalled and working. Love it good to go. Thanks etrailer



- PD9280A
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I would highly recommend anyone needing parts for your RV,visit ETRAILER’S web sight,they have some of the best prices around,ordering is easy and service is great.I ordered my part on a Monday with two day shipping and received on Wednesday,that’s fast.check’em out.



- PD9280A
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Very good price. Ordering it was easy and it was exactly as advertised. It all works great.



- PD9280A
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Price is fair & on time delivery. Thank you.



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We received great customer service including a price match - thank you.



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- PD4135K
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


I had my son-in-law who is an electrician install the converter. The converter is working good and the battery charge was really good. I believe that the water pump pressure was the best I had in a long time which indicates how well the battery is charged. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that I think that a better manual could of come with the converter. When I connected the battery there was a green flashing light that I didn't know what it meant but after an internet search I found out what it meant. E-trailer was great to deal with, fast service and answered my questions quickly,


Comments
The converter and charger is working very well and I like how I dont have to watch how well the battery is charged
Raymond - 10/08/2021


- PD4560K18LS8
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


The only reason I gave this a 4 is because of the way that it was packaged for shipment. The item itself is a clear 5 stars. It came crammed in a box with no padding whatsoever alongside a 30lb 36' 50a cord. Luckily there was no damage to the unit itself. Also didn't come with the two extra wires that it said it did, I could have used them but worked around it. Install was a breeze. I upgraded my travel trailer from a 30 amp with a WFCO WF-8955PEC to this unit. It took around 3-3.5 hours from start to finish. Would highly recommend this unit to anybody looking to upgrade their 30amp service. The only thing that would make this nut better is if they removed the slide lock Romex holes in the back and made it to where you could add you're own locks in. I had to fight it a couple times to get my wires where I wanted them. 10/10 would recommend.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/11/2022


- PD4135K
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


There is obviously a manufacturing issue with the circuit board of the PD4135 converter charger. When I received the first one that I had ordered, I went to switch the converter to lithium battery operation, and noticed that the bottom pin of switch S1 was not soldered to the circuit board pad. E-trailer promptly sent me a replacement converter which I received today. The first thing I did was to check the solder on switch S1. The picture shows the switch in the condition received (exact same issue). I will be looking at a different solution for my converter/charger needs.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/07/2021


- PD4135K
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


Since I just finished installing this converter late today, I don't have any operational history on which to rate it, thus the Average rating. I do have a couple comments about the product itself. 1.I believe the PD4135K would be ideal for a small travel trailer or a van conversion with few powered features. In my case I have a fully loaded 2002 Roadtrek 190. The OEM supplied documentation listed an Elixer 4500 Converter, however that was substituted or later replaced with a Centurion 3000 Converter which was no longer keeping the RV battery charged. The Centurion unit had 9 usable fused 12VDC circuits while the PD4135K has 7 total and 6 usable for distribution. Compounding this issue was the fact that the Centurion unit had three fused circuits with two separate and different loads connected - a definite No-No for safety's sake. The solution was to install an Auxiliary Fuse Block and feed it from F2 on the PD4135K. The pig tailed leads on the PD4135K were a definite asset in this type of installation. 2. My installation required the use of all three dual 120VAC Breakers (6 circuits) which leaves very little room for wiring within that small compartment. While difficult, it can be done, though I suspect doing so pushes the NEC to the limit. I'll make two suggestions for anyone contemplating such a project. First, consider carefully the number of circuits(both 120 VAC and 12VDC)you need to accommodate without doubling up. It may be worthwhile to purchase a higher amperage rated converter to get the needed circuits and additional room for wiring. Second, mark every wire with a unique number before disconnecting it and record that number along with the circuit's function and fuse rating. Wire markers are available at your local [online]. As well, white adhesive tape and a black marking pen works fine. Doing this may save you time and later frustration. THIS REVIEW AND PICTURES EMAILED!



- PD9160ALV
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


Works as advertised. I can charge two 100 AH LiFePo-4 batteries with no trouble at all. Just make sure you use decent gauge wire because this charger is a beast! Smaller gauged wire will heat up due to the amount of current this thing delivers. It does constant current charging and then switches to constant voltage to top off the battery. Well worth the money!



- PD9180ALV
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


Worked perfect with my four 100 AH Lithium batteries.... Stock Winnebago charger was a weak 30 amps @ 13.2 V.....this baby delivers 80 amps @ 14.4 V. which reduces generator runtime on cloudy days when the roof solar is not producing. Had to change the 15 amp RV panel breaker to 20 amps...no big deal...I'm happy with this purchase.



- PD4590K18LS8
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


Ours didn’t even come with the door cover. Just an open unit full of wires. We even paid an extra $xx for two day delivery and needed this ASAP! Now what?



- PD4045KA
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


This product is great. It took a little bit of time to put in but was worth it. No more overheating or humming as the previous converter had been doing. There is even extra spots available if you want to add another breaker. The color coding on the wires made it easy to hook up without tangling the cables. I would highly recommend this product.


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The converter is still working well a year later. Never gets hot or hums. Fantastic replacement for my needs.
Kim M - 12/23/2021


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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


Install instructions were easy to follow. Worked perfectly for my airstream renovation. Small size and ability to mount sideways allowed me to put under my front bench seat and not take up valuable closet space.



- PD4060K
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Review from a similar Inteli-Power in RV Converters


This power center was easy to install and seems to be working well. However, the wiring diagram on the back of it is small and difficult to read. Maybe I am missing it, but there does not seem to be a buss to connect negative 12v wires to. I think I will have to purchase one separately and install it behind the cabinet the power center is attached to.


Comments
Thank you for your review. I have some installation instructions that should help you. Please note that troubleshooting this electrical unit should be done by a professional. https:www.progressivedyn.comwp-contentuploads201705PD4045-TROUBLESHOOTING.pdf https:www.progressivedyn.comwp-contentuploadsSupportmanuals110145-English.pdf
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/07/2021

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    I took a look at the instruction manual of the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and Smart Battery Charger # PD9280A and when using the Converter Status Remote Pendant for Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power PD9200 Series Converters # PD92201 the pendant will automatically switch to the appropriate mode. So you don't have to do anything at all, because it will eventually do go to the correct mode after a period of time and reading the RV battery voltage.
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