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otbiker

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Posted: 01/08/13 03:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We recently purchased a 2013 Winnebago ERA. Winne is now using a single stage, all-in-one converter from Schumacher. I ordered a 4 stage deck mount charger from Best Converter.

I have written a tutorial with pictures and Randy at Best Converter posted it to his website.

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Schumacher Upgrade How-To

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You all will be famous now....

Your batteries will love you for this...

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Posted: 01/21/13 01:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Marty,

I just bought a 2013 Winnebago Access and am thinking about following your lead. Did you remove the Schumacher converter? Disconnect it from the 120 volt side. I wasn't sure from your article.

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Wow, I cannot believe they're going back to single stage converters. Well, I guess if Winnie's doing this others are sure to follow.


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Posted: 01/24/13 04:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mikebo, The Schumacher unit cannot be removed as the fuse panel / breakers / charger are all one unit. You simply disconnect the charging section of the Schumacher.

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Posted: 01/24/13 04:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So if the Schumacher fails you are supposed to replace the entire distribution panel

Does Schumacher have a website with details? I could not find it.


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Posted: 01/25/13 05:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It appears this unit is being made for Winnebago. You're right, no info at Schumacher. There's a few of us out there that determined it was a single stage charger fixed at 13.9 volts.

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Is there really a reason to disconnect it vs just putting in a switch into the AC input? Seems like it could be handy for this and that, as well as being a backup to the multi stage charger? How many amps is it? Is the output voltage manually adjustable?

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Posted: 01/25/13 08:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

13.9 fixed in the TX heat will be hard on these Winnebago batteries

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smkettner wrote:

13.9 fixed in the TX heat will be hard on these Winnebago batteries
Yep.

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