Progressive Dynamics 9280 RV Converter 80 Amp
Progressive Dynamics PD9280 Intelli-Power 9200 Series 80 Amp Converter/ Charger
This is a well designed, 80 amp powered converter than can reliably provide DC power that is filtered, for RV. It provides 12 volt appliance and lighting circuits all throughout the RV where needed. The RV batteries are very rapidly charged with this converter and it is very important when going on long road trips. The features that are built in include current limiting for electronics, protection for reverse battery, very high voltage protection, temperature shut down of systems that have too high a temperature, and low voltage operations.
A great feature about this product is that it has a Charge Wizard built into it. The Wizard, which is a microprocessor that monitors voltage on the battery ensuring a safe and convenient, fast recharge situation. It does a great job of recharging the RV battery in only two to three hours of charging. This charger actually has a boost mode which can bring it to 90 percent of full charge without needing to monitor it. It is safe because it stops at that point without over charging the battery or overheating it.
The other feature is that it can maintain the minimal gassing and water loss charge periods. The benefit of this powered converter is that it fits well into an RV as it is designed specifically for RV use. The installation process takes less than an hour. The main time being used to hook up the fuse block.
The different modes allow the converter to do its work without damage to the battery or RV circuits. These include the Boost Mode at 14.4 volts for 90 percent rapid charge, Normal Mode at 13.6 volts to safely complete or maintain the entire charge at one hundred percent, Storage Mode at 13.2 volts to maintain the charge so that there is little water loss and gassing during when the battery is not used often, and Desulfation Mode at 13.2 volts that gives a 14.4 volt burst every 21 hours. Overall, this is a very functional little unit designed specifically for RV conversion and circuit charging.
Due to the pricing we receive these in Bulk and will not have the manufacturer's box or remote pendant
Posted by Randy on May 21st 2016
This I was a replacement for a like unit that was damaged through no fault of it's own. If it hadn't got wet it would still be working today. Very easy to install.
Posted by Gene on May 19th 2016
I had been jumping my batteries with my truck to keep them charged and was very happy when this part came. It works great! I have only 2 issues with it. 1) the lower bolt hole through the fan housing was broken because it didn't line up straight with the fins. 2) there was no serial number anywhere on the unit. I intend on sending rvpartsnation an email regarding the 2nd issue.
Badly Needed Upgrade
Posted by Jim on Mar 27th 2016
Replaced the 9000 series in my 1984 Holiday Rambler Motorhome. I had to make an adapter plug since the new one has a 20 Amp plug and the old one a 15 Amp.
Posted by Unknown on Mar 24th 2016
Replace a 9180 with this 9280. Same foot print so the install was very quick and easy. The last unit was 12 yrs old so hopefully this one will also last a long time.
Posted by Dave on Feb 16th 2016
I bought this to replace the old one that I burned out by plugging my motorhome in with an extension cord. I was tired of boiling the batteries so this new one will not do that any more, also it fit right back where the old one was, I just wish that it came with the Line detector that I can watch what it is doing.
Great product but
Posted by Unknown on Feb 15th 2016
The PD 9280 is a top of the line converter, so no worries there. Just be aware that the unit as sold from this company is not in a retail box and does not include the remote pendant. I did verify with Progressive Dynamics that the unit has a valid serial # and is warrantied, and they are sending me a remote pendant. The price is good but know that you'll need to order the remote separately.