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DesertTracker wrote:

but is this the correct convertor for 6V batteries? Thanks for any help.


Yes, likely fine.

Two 6's in series makes......one LARGE 12.....so any charger with a large capacity should be OK.


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DesertTracker wrote:

... and was expecting to upgrade to two Costco 6V batteries, but is this the correct convertor for 6V batteries?


Of course, as you won't be charging those 6 volt jugs individually but rather connected in series so they're the equivalent of a single 12 volt jug.


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DesertTracker wrote:

At the risk of hi-jacking the OPs thread, I have a related question: I just bought a Progressive dynamics Wildcat 4655L that has a 4 stage charger (14.4, 13.6, 13.2, 14.4 desulfation), and was expecting to upgrade to two Costco 6V batteries, but is this the correct convertor for 6V batteries? Thanks for any help.

Contact the dealer that sold you that unit.

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I called Progressive Dynamics who verified that there is a PD9260C-14.8 deck mount converter that does produce the 14.8 volts needed by the Trojans. The only retailer is Best Converter which is where I purchased the 4655L Wildkat which is set for 14.4 volts. The deck mounts are slightly more work to put in, so I'm trying to decide if it is really worth the trouble to return the 4655 and re-order the 9260-c and put in the deck mount for the extra 0.4 volts. Opinions welcome.


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I called Progressive Dynamics who verified that there is a PD9260C-14.8 deck mount converter that does produce the 14.8 volts needed by the Trojans. The only retailer is Best Converter which is where I purchased the 4655L Wildkat which is set for 14.4 volts. The deck mounts are slightly more work to put in, so I'm trying to decide if it is really worth the trouble to return the 4655 and re-order the 9260-c and put in the deck mount for the extra 0.4 volts. Opinions welcome.

It looks like the 4655L WC is a straight installation. How does the 9260-c get installed? Be nice if they had a 4655L+

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The deck mount, in my case would screw to the floor behind the power center (fuse panel) and does not directly wire into the power center, it needs a receptacle to plug into but does feed the 12 volt circuits thru the power center. The Wildkat was going to be an easy installation: it just replaces the inadequate WFCO unit in the bottom of the power center, and the 9260C-14.8 is not much harder, but different. I have the room behind the fuse box, and room for another 120V breaker and circuit, it is just working in the confined area behind the fuse box that adds a little more difficulty. Again, just not sure its worth the trouble...

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has to plug in? Can't hard wire it?

Mine is underneath the fridge... so not only is there going to be a shortage of space, I'm going to be on the floor too.

I'm buying the GC2 batteries next month, so I'm going to have to do something soon.

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Well.... 14.4 is sure better than 13.6

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DesertTracker wrote:

so I'm trying to decide if it is really worth the trouble to return the 4655 and re-order the 9260-c and put in the deck mount for the extra 0.4 volts. Opinions welcome.


What improvement do you hope to achieve with 14.8 ?
I doubt that whatever small gain you might make won't be worth the time and trouble.
Maybe you should call the company back and ask THEM.

Others here will, no doubt, supply more information.

Just beware of the "purists" who MUST have the best available, no matter what the trade off.

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Please do yourself a favor and get the 14.8 volt version.


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