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HioSSilver

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Posted: 09/11/20 11:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just talked to randy. He recommended the magnetek 8300 45tcru. So i ordered that.

Thanks for the replies.

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Posted: 09/11/20 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HioSSilver wrote:

Just talked to randy. He recommended the magnetek 8300 45tcru. So i ordered that.

Thanks for the replies.
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IIRC that unit has a Parallax 44xx TC in it, which is single stage (useless) without the separate TC gizmo that you add to it. So call back and make sure you are getting that gizmo!

I had a 4455TC years ago and the gizmo that you need to make it do anything useful, so I remember that. It has a long wire wth a ring terminal on a temp sensor that goes onto the battery post.

The trick is to find a route for that wire from the converter location to the battery. Can be a problem!

You could avoid all that by just telling Randy to send you a Boondocker instead and save about $50. [emoticon]


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Thanks...I'll call him back tomorrow. He seemed a bit reluctant to splain stuff to me.

I want something that can charge and maintain 2 batteries with out burning them up. I told him that and he said the one he sold me would do that.

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Posted: 09/11/20 06:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You could just cancel the order with Randy since he is being a nuisance for some reason ( he is not always)

I had a 6300 and replaced it with a simple PowerMax deck mount. (Randy's Boondockers come from PowerMax) You do need to jumper the two pos lugs on the 6300's fuse panel so both sides now work from the single pos wire from the new converter---no big deal)

You were happy with $200? Check this out.

https://www.boatandrvaccessories.com/pro........-amp-12-volt-power-supply-with-led-light

Good price and it also has an adjustable voltage mode so you can do 16.2v equalizing if need be (per Trojan specs), plus leave it in 3 stage mode for normal times.

* This post was edited 09/11/20 06:48pm by BFL13 *

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You may want to check the listing about the upgrade kit. It should do alright.
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Posted: 09/11/20 07:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HioSSilver wrote:

Just talked to randy. He recommended the magnetek 8300 45tcru. So i ordered that.

Thanks for the replies.
While this is probably the most direct bolt in replacement and is way better than the 6325... may not be what you are looking for. Temperature compensation is good and really only needed in extreme conditions and plugged in full time. If you charge with a generator you are better off with a multi-stage converter that initially boost charges at close to 14.4 volts.


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enblethen wrote:

You may want to check the listing about the upgrade kit. It should do alright.
Upgrade kit
That is a WFCO based conversion. I would avoid this one also.

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Posted: 09/11/20 07:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am not sure Randy is always looking out for the customer with some of these recommendations.

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This don't seem to be as simple as i thought it should be....lol

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