Progressive Dynamics 30A

Progressive Dynamics Battery Chargers

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Applicable Models: PD9130LV, PD9145ALV, PD9160ALV

 

Progressive Dynamics makes exceptionally well built and dependable chargers. It is for that reason that we wanted to share with you how to set up a Progressive Dynamics charger with Battle Born Batteries!

 

If anything is unclear or if you have additional questions, please give us a call at (855) 292-2831. We are happy to help!

5 Comments
  • Bob Garbe | Dec 23, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Are these things supposed to turn off after getting to 14.6 volts and under an amp? Just put one in and it’s just holding at 14.6ish.

    • Will Olney | Dec 28, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Hello Bob,
      Thank you for your question. the battery will not shut off at 14.6v but if the battery is full it will no longer accept a charge. please give us a call if you have any questions

  • Rick Stockton | May 3, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Bob Garbe: I just had a phone call with a PD “customer support” person and an engineer, whom he consulted for the phone call. We came to a possibly unusual conclusion: If you are willing to do a lot of intervention by hand, using the Charge wizard remote control, you can be a bit more “nice” to the battery by running a PD Charger/Converter as a charger for AGM (rather than LiFePo4). “Bulk” Charging will be more slow, at 14.4V rather than 14.6V, but that might improve the lifespan of your LFP battery(s) a little bit.

    The other mode which you might desire to use quite extensively is “Normal Mode” 13.6V, which actual creates a very slow “trickle” charge” into the LFP batteries. A high quality, high capacity current monitor can be inserted along the Battery Charge Wire (from Load Center “+12V” to Battery “+” to monitor your SOC: In “Boost Mode”, if significant current is present, Boost Mode” is the right choice. But, if current is extremely low, then “Normal Mode” is more suitable.

    In Winter, or other long-term-storage, I would not ([personally) use the PD Charger to “maintain” the LFP battery at constant 14.6V. I would disconnect the battery from the RV load center, and use a lower-current “Smart Lithium Charger” to maintain the battery in the house. This provides better charging, and better storage temperatures. LFP batteries are much lighter than SLA, and pretty easy to move around.

  • Dave Duncan | May 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I have the Progressive Dynamics PD9245C converter already installed in my RV with the existing AGM battery. The charger compatibility table shows that it is compatible with Battleborns. Eventually, I will get the AIMS 2500 (green) charger converter to go with my Battleborns, but in the meantime, what should I expect when hooking up the PD9245C to the Battleborns? It says it outputs 13.6v, but when I’m running the generator (or connected to shore power) the battery meter shows it charging at 14.4v through the PD9245C. What state of charge should I expect to reach with that charger?

    • Dianne F | May 10, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Dave,

      The remote pendant charge wizard should be used with the PD9245c in order to put it into the higher 14.4 volt boost mode. This will ensure that the batteries get a full and complete charge for our batteries. Just make sure that you press the boost button when you are connected to shore/generator power otherwise you will rarely see it get into this higher voltage mode.

      Thanks,

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