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Posted: 04/15/18 11:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New to me motorhome has an allson d40-bra-e, converter seems to be working fine, but when i connect the line to the batteries the voltage jumps up to15/16 volts, disconnect the wire and it drops down to high 12/13 ish.

also there is a spring loaded points device that on one side reads 13.?? volts nothing on the other, then when you depress it it send the voltage through to the other side, its part of the floating charging system, but what make the point device engage as its not, i manual do it.

i know there are newer better units out there but i would like to get this one working if possible for this season


1987 Triple E regency A832 diesel
1996 F350 7.3 Powerstroke CCLB
2005 Ram 3500 CCSB 5.9 cummins
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Posted: 04/16/18 07:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like you have a 6300 series converter that is broken. For now, you can isolate the converter part (blue and white wires going to the fuse panel) so it does not over-voltage the batteries. Just use any portable charger to recharge the batteries when you have 120v power. You will still have normal 120v with shore power or gen, and will get your 12v from the battery bank.


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I would suggest replacing the converter as soon as practical, rather than putting time and money and energy into getting the old one working properly. The new ones will be a significant upgrade from what you have; the DC output is cleaner, the batteries will charge faster and last longer, and a new unit will most likely be more efficient (and hence run cooler). They are not super expensive (a PD9245 is about $160 US from BestConverter, for instance)--not pocket change, but not a vast sum either.

I replaced the Magnatek 940 converter in my class C a couple years ago with the PD unit. You're welcome to the old Magnatek for the cost of shipping (or if you come somewhere near New England and we can meet to hand it off), but frankly I don't think it's worthwhile doing that. It works fine--producing a steady 13.4V output, along with a gentle audible hum.





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