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Review Summary For : Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power PD9260C
Reviews: 1MSRP: 292.10
Description:
The PD9260C, 60 amp power converter is designed to provide reliable filtered DC power to all recreational vehicle 12-volt lighting and appliance circuits. The PD9260C converter also provides safe and rapid recharging of RV batteries. Built-in features such as electronic current limiting, reverse battery protection, high voltage protection, low voltage operation, and over temperature shut down ensure long term reliability. The built-in Charge Wizard is a microprocessor-controlled system that constantly monitors the battery voltage and ensures a rapid yet safe recharge. The Charge Wizard can select one of three charging voltages and one of four operating modes depending on the condition and use of the battery.



Specifications:



Input: 105-130 VAC, 1,000 Watts

Output: 13.6 VDC, 60 Amps

Dimensions: 3.6" x 8" x 9"

Weight: 5.8 lbs.

Product is in production
More Info: http://www.progressivedyn.com
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W6AKB Rating: 2007-07-12
Excellent Product and Value Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
This Power Supply and Battery Charger has been used for powering several of my rigs in the field and at home. Presently it is powering both the HF rig and a 550W output 12V amplifier. A 49AH AGM battery helps make up the current peaks which exceed 100 amps for the radio and amp combined.

I have tested this power supply with several different radios including the FT897 and Icom 756 Pro III as well as the TenTec Hercules II amplifier. So far I have not found any RFI from the power supply. The fan does not run until required, and when it does it is variable speed and very quiet. The supply is equipped with a short line cord and plug as well as output terminals that can accept wire sizes up to 2 gauge.

The Charge Wizard is the manufacturer's term for the built-in multimode charge management system with Boost, Normal and Storage mode voltages. This charges the battery quickly yet maintains it with a lower voltage when idle for long battery life and low water consumption.

I found my PD9260C on eBay for about $150 in new condition. The manufacturer also makes 30 and 40 amp units, both with and without the Charge Wizard. Models without the Charge Wizard put out 13.6VDC fixed. The Charge Wizard is available as a user installed option.

In use this power supply can be connected directly to 12V equipment and operate as a standard power supply. If standby power, or more peak current is required, a deep cycle 12V battery can be connected across the supply. The PD9260C will manage the battery charging and provide voltage to the load up to its 60 amp current rating.

So far I have not had any problems with this supply, and the capability of handling batteries and providing clean power at this current level for this price is an excellent value.

More information on my testing and use of this supply can be found at:

http://www.hsfdg.org/wiki/DcPowerSystem

Alan, WB6ZQZ