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Progressive Dynamics 1800 Watt Inverter w/ Transfer Switch

Progressive Dynamics 1800 Watt Inverter w/ Transfer Switch

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1,800-Watt inverter lets you use appliances and devices wherever the road takes you. Pure sine wave technology is perfect for sensitive electronics like HDTVs and computers. Great Prices for the best rv inverters from Progressive Dynamics. Progressive Dynamics 1800 Watt Inverter w/ Transfer Switch part number PD44FR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Progressive Dynamics RV Inverters - PD44FR

  • 1800 Watts
  • Pure Sine Wave Inverter
  • 12V
  • Inverter/Transfer Switch Functions
  • Progressive Dynamics
  • Industrial Duty - Large Loads
  • Power Center

1,800-Watt inverter lets you use appliances and devices wherever the road takes you. Pure sine wave technology is perfect for sensitive electronics like HDTVs and computers.


  • 1,800-Watt inverter provides AC power for electronics and appliances inside your RV
  • Pure sine wave technology replicates household AC power, allowing you to run devises safely
    • Perfect for sensitive electronics like HDTVs and computers
  • Integrated transfer switch automatically changes from inverter to shore power when you hook up at the campground
  • Fixed-mount remote lets you control and monitor the inverter
  • Multiple connection points let you secure cables and external devices to the inverter
    • Includes AC input and output terminals, DC input terminals, and remote port
  • Built-in features protect your RV's electrical system
  • UL listed
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 12 volt battery systems
  • Rated power:
    • Running (rated) power output: 1,800 watts
    • Starting (surge) power output: 3,600 watts
  • Voltage:
    • Input: 12 VDC
    • Output: 120 VAC
  • Transfer switch power: 20 amps
  • Cable length: 50'
  • Dimensions: 15" long x 7-7/8" wide x 4" deep
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


This 12V inverter, with built-in transfer switch, changes DC output from your RV batteries into AC power and sends it to the electrical system. Using pure sine wave technology, it creates clean power with low distortion, making it safe, efficient, and perfect for sensitive electronics like computers. The inverter can generate 3,600 starting watts and 1,800 running watts which is a great fit for appliances and electronics. Additionally, with the integrated transfer switch, it will automatically change from inverter to shore power when available.

Functions and Features

To connect your AC loads, the inverter includes hardwired input and output terminals. It also has positive and negative DC terminals that connect to your batteries. Lastly, there is a port for the included fixed-mount remote. 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 overloading which can damage your equipment, as well as the converter. 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. For additional safety, installing a 200-amp fuse (sold separately) between the battery bank and the inverter will protect your equipment from power surges.

Built-In Transfer Switch Automatically Switches to Shore Power

The integrated transfer switch selects the primary source of 120V AC current. This switch has been pre-wired to automatically change from inverter to shore power to conserve battery life. It includes a 20-amp leg rated at 135V. Additionally, since the switch only accepts one active source, it protects your electrical system from dangerous backfeed that can damage your equipment.

Fixed-Mount Remote Provides Easy Monitoring and Control

inverter remote

The fixed-mount remote lets you monitor and control the inverter from inside your RV. It includes a digital display that shows voltage, output power, error codes, and a low battery indicator. It also has a power button to turn the inverter on and off.

How It Installs

The inverter mounts inside your RV in a dry location with ventilation. It should be installed close to the battery bank, but not in the same compartment.

inverter terminals

The DC terminals are wired to the battery bank.

There are several ways to connect the inverter to your RV's electrical system, but this will depend on your rig and how you want to use your inverter. If your RV's distribution panel only has one leg, a subpanel will be needed for installation. You will also need a 100-amp circuit breaker between the inverter and battery positive post. Two 20-amp circuit breakers will be needed to channel AC power from the main panel into the inverter and then out into the subpanel.

PD1618A Progressive Dynamics Intelli-Power 1600 Pure Sine Wave Series Inverter - 12 Volts - 1800 Watts

Replaces PD1618

Installation Details PD44FR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions PD44FR Installation instructions

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Progressive Dynamics 1800 Watt Inverter w/ Transfer Switch - PD44FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1363 Customer Reviews)

1,800-Watt inverter lets you use appliances and devices wherever the road takes you. Pure sine wave technology is perfect for sensitive electronics like HDTVs and computers.


Died after a year and a half. No support or help from Progressive Dynamics. Wouldn't recommend this company or this product. Poor customer service and poor product. eTrailer is great through. :)


I killed my inverter just b4 we leave for vacation. Brandon got one shipped out and it arrived the next day. I need the inverter to run the fridge. Thanks etrailer.


This is a GREAT inverter. Love the digital readout inside the RV!!!


Unfortunately the item was damaged during shipment. It contacted and spoke to Kate. She is having another inverter shipped to me and will email return instructions to me. is a five star company and damage during shipment is out of their control.


Excellent product, and service. I did a lot of research for an RV inverter, and there are a lot of manufacturers. But the biggest complaint was not being able to get ahold of anyone if there was a question or problem.,E-trailer is wonderful to work with, with excellent products.


Outstanding product! Easy installation and works fantastic!


Super easy installation thanks to outstanding customer support from Dennis. Compact unit fit my tight space requirements perfectly. Highly recommend!


I gave the product a 2 star review because it failed right out of the box. I could have been the fault of shipping to the company or to me this is not known. I will give customer support a 10 star rating for helping me to get the part warrantied through the manufacturer


Installed it a year ago, and still doing what it's suppose to do.


Its nice to have a unit that operates as it is supposed to.


Brent was very helpful and professional


Great customer service



Nice products


Excellent value and features. Just the right size for my needs.






etrailer should take some lessons from Amazon. When multiple products are sent to a distributor in a large box or pallet, the individual items should then be shipped for an order in a secure package. etrailer simply slapped a label on the manufacturer’s flimsy carton and tossed it to USPS who succeeded it breaking the single stran of tape around the box. When I received the package, the box was totally opened on one end and the inverter mounting tab was bent. Not the delivery I would expect for a $600+ item.


We utilized the Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power RV Converter and lithium Battery Charger as part of our lead acid to Lithium upgrade for our Aliner RV. We had several manufacturers to choose from but are very pleased with our decision to go with this product. It’s performance remains steadfast after the first year in service, its quiet, efficient, reliable and perhaps best of all MADE IN AMERICA! The multi stage smart charging g work flawlessly with our Lithium battery system. 100% recommendations from this satisfied us timer!


I’m not able to give a good review as the product arrived damaged. However the box was not damaged and the product was well wrapped in bubble wrap. But further investigation I found the fuse strip with several of the holders bent and will not accept a fuse. It appears this damage was done at the factory as this is deep inside the converter.

I have a mobile tech coming this afternoon to install and hope he may be able to fix. I would like your advise if I should have him try to install this unit considering the damage. If not I would need a replacement ASAP as I’m leaving this Friday for a 7 night trip and will need by Wednesday for a Thursday installation if we cannot rectify the terminal situation. I’m looking forward to installing the latest technology as I have an 05, 27 ft Holiday Rambler Alumascape. My unit is completely dead no power except 110.

Please review the pic's and let me know your immediate recommendation.


It works great. Exactly what I needed. 1969 Airstream


I wasn't sure if I was able to do this job myself. Our last converter was making a high pitch sound that drove her crazy. I could not hear it. But I labeled all the wiring before disconnecting them from the original one. It was a pain being on the floor to do the work, but probably save 500. By not taking it to a dealer. Make sure to get the same exact model number of the one you have before you order your part. You can do it.


Installation of PD9260C into Parallax 7300 power distribution panel

I purchased the Progressive Dynamics PD9260 to replace the power converter in my 2007 Airstream. My trailer had a Parallax7300 power distribution and power converter (AC to DC) installed from Airstream. I decided to replace just the power converter after it had failed. The PD9260C fit perfectly where the previous converter was installed with very little modification or effort.

I simply removed the older converter, removed some standoffs where the previous converters circuit board was mounted along with the old fan, and then drilled some holes to mount the PD9260 in the mounting tray of the old unit. I wired the new converter to the existing connections and tried it out. Everything worked as expected.

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