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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 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 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Progressive Dynamics RV Converters - PD9280A

  • Lead Acid
  • Progressive Dynamics
  • 80 Amps
  • 12V
  • Smart System Included

Smart converter charger extends RV battery 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.


  • 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


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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Progressive Dynamics RV Converters PD9280A Review

Today we're gonna take a look at the Progressive Dynamics PD9200 Series 12 volt 80 Amp and Telepower Converter. Now this 9200 Series power converter is designed to provide reliable, filtered DC power to all recreational vehicles 12 volt lighting and appliance circuits. It also provides safe and rapid recharging of the RV batteries. It has many built-in feature that ensure long-term reliability such as electronic current limiting, which will automatically reduce output voltage to prevent overheating. Also offers revere battery protection. It prevents charger any damage if the connection's are accidentally reversed.

Also high voltage/low voltage protections prevents damage from AC input voltage fluctuations and automatic thermo protection which protects from damage due to excessive heat.This does use the built-in Charge Wizard. It's a microprocessor controlled system that'll constantly monitor the battery voltage and ensures a rapid, yet safe recharge. Now the Charge Wizard can select one of three charging voltages and one of four operating modes depending on the condition and use of the battery. The three charging voltages it uses is 14.4 volts, 13.6 and 13.2. And the four modes they use is boost, normal, storage and desulfation.But in the front here you can see there's a built-in accessory port.

That makes it really easy to add the converter status remote pendant that shows you which mode the converter's operating in. And over here you can see it uses a variable speed intelligent cooling fan which only operate under high heat conditions.It is GFCI protected. It helps prevent ground fault interruption. It's UL listed and this part is assembled in the USA. A few specs on this, the input voltage is 105 to 130 volts AC.

The wattage on this is 1300 watts. Output voltage is 13.6 volts DC. Power draws 80 amps. Operating temperature is 0 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. And the storage temperature is negative 4 degrees Fahrenheit to 176 degrees Fahrenheit.Give you a few dimensions on this.

The length on it, we're gonna measure from this end all the way to this end. So length you're looking at 9 1/8" long, total width on this, it'll be right at 7 3/8" wide and your total depth on this unit is right at 3 5/8" deep. The power chord that's attached to it is 30" long. And the overall weight on this converter is six pounds. But that should do it for the review on the Progressive Dynamics PD9200 Series 12 volt, 80 amp Inteli-Power Converter.

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Smart converter charger extends RV battery 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

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! 863146

- PD9280A

We received great customer service including a price match - thank you. 837383

- PD9280A

Price is fair & on time delivery. Thank you. 717856

- PD9280A

Very good price. Ordering it was easy and it was exactly as advertised. It all works great. 715212

- PD9280A

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Ask the Experts about this Progressive Dynamics RV Converters

  • Which Progressive Dynamics Converter for RV with 3 AGM Batteries?
    The fan on your Progressive Dynamics # PD9260C running more often than usual could mean a couple of things are going on here; and you're correct in thinking that most of them aren't a good sign. It sounds like you've cleaned out the vents on the converter as well as changed the fuses, but one of the telltale signs that your converter is going out is that it's overcharging your battery. I recommend checking the voltage on your batteries; they should be around 13.5v if the converter is still...
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  • How to Keep RV Batteries Charged Until Converter Is Replaced
    A charger like the CTEK MULTI US 7002 12-Volt Universal Battery Charger w/ Pulse Maintenance # CTEK56353 is one option available as long as you have a way to plug into an AC outlet. Included below is a helpful installation video. You can look at ways to conserve power as well. Appliances such as Radios, refrigerators, smoke detectors and propane detectors consume small amounts of power but can still drain your battery. Even when it is off it consumes some form of wattage.
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  • How to Charge Trailer Batteries with the Vehicle's Alternator and Shore Power
    I do have options for you but the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1240D would not accept AC current from shore power and then use that to charge your two AGM batteries while disconnected from the tow vehicle. The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger would still be needed while driving but when parked you would need to install a power converter to charge the batteries using shore power. The correct power converter will vary depending on the A/h of your batteries...
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