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Old 02-25-2008, 08:07 PM   #29
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I believe that the newer Intellipower converters have Charge Wizard built in.

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Thanks George. I will have to check to see if Bigfoot installed the 9200 series in my unit.

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:10 PM   #30
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In getting ready for the coming soon Bigfoot 21RB I am almost done with getting all goodies to be installed. I found a good buy for the Digital Sine Inverter from Inverter-R-Us. I think the dealer is the US sales arm for the Korean Manufacturing Company. This 1500W will power my Microwave, all outlets, and perhaps fluorescent lights. I decided to go with Sine versus the Modified Sine inverter to eliminate all potential issues with the Modified Sine one. TI is coming up with an Integrator Circuit for Digital Inverters sometime this year and I think Inverter-R-Us is purging their inventory in preparation for the TI based unit. Inverter-R-Us is considering this model as their bestseller. http://www.invertersrus.com/pwrig150012s.html

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Old 02-25-2008, 11:38 PM   #31
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In getting ready for the coming soon Bigfoot 21RB I am almost done with getting all goodies to be installed. I found a good buy for the Digital Sine Inverter from Inverter-R-Us. I think the dealer is the US sales arm for the Korean Manufacturing Company. This 1500W will power my Microwave, all outlets, and perhaps fluorescent lights.

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George, if you are having a generator installed, why would there be a need for a 1500w inverter? Is the generator power not clean enough for the electronics?

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Old 02-25-2008, 11:59 PM   #32
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George, if you are having a generator installed, why would there be a need for a 1500w inverter? Is the generator power not clean enough for the electronics?

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Good point Rick,

I think that Onan Generator is clean enough for electronics but it could be too loud for quiet hours even with sound proof enclosure. So, I will use inverter when generator will be too obnoxious for others and likely for us as well. But the key reason is that I am retired and like projects, quite enjoyable, more of hands on continuation of my professional life.

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Old 02-26-2008, 12:14 AM   #33
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My 96 Bigfoot 17G had two 50 watt panels with 3 - 12 volt batteries. One was on the tongue while the other two were in a custom built wooden box, situated under the settee, right side, vented to the outdoors. Mike, I have a PD Intellipower, but I don't think it came with a charge wizard - I wonder if it was an add-on, or if Bigfoot did not mention that it included the Charge Wizard. I will need to check this out.
The Charge Wizard is under $30 and is an easy add on (plugs in) to the 9100.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:51 AM   #34
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Thanks George. I will have to check to see if Bigfoot installed the 9200 series in my unit.

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If Bigfoot is using the same converter on 25' as on 21' than you likely will have Parallax Power Converter http://www.parallaxpower.com/7300/7300pwrcntr.pdf PPS 7300 is truly just a converter with single voltage. It will boil off water from your batteries when they fully charged. There are few options to convert this unit to intelligent converter/charger. Most of folks use Intellipower which can fit directly into 7300 lower converter compartment. http://home.earthlink.net/~whemme/

I decided to use new Xantrex in lieu of 7300 because

1. I have experience with Xantrex

2. Cooling air flow of the unit fits better then Intellipower into PPS 7300. http://www.bestconverter.com/MagnetekParallax-to-Xantrex_ep_20-1.html

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If Bigfoot is using the same converter on 25' as on 21' than you likely will have Parallax Power Converter
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I had hoped that mine had either the 9100 or 9200 Intellipower, so will have to go have a look. I recall that the 25 ft Bigfoot series have a 60 amp 'dc power converter (c/s battery charger)', while other Bigfoot models have the 45 amp units. Mike has an Intellipower, so perhaps mine is the same.
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I had hoped that mine had either the 9100 or 9200 Intellipower, so will have to go have a look. I recall that the 25 ft Bigfoot series have a 60 amp 'dc power converter (c/s battery charger)', while other Bigfoot models have the 45 amp units. Mike has an Intellipower, so perhaps mine is the same.
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Checked tonight and mine is the 9100 series, so I can buy a charge wizard.
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Checked tonight and mine is the 9100 series, so I can buy a charge wizard.


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Checked tonight and mine is the 9100 series, so I can buy a charge wizard.
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Despite the booklet in the trailer (9100 series), I removed the drawer under the fridge today and found that mine converter is a 45 amp 9200 series, with the built in charge controller. The Bigfoot brochure for 2007 indicates that the 25 footer has a 60 amp unit. photo attached

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I wonder why they put a smaller one in.
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Despite the booklet in the trailer (9100 series), I removed the drawer under the fridge today and found that mine converter is a 45 amp 9200 series, with the built in charge controller. The Bigfoot brochure for 2007 indicates that the 25 footer has a 60 amp unit. photo attached
If your unit is 08 then Bigfoot has not updated their brochure nor their web site for 2008 yet. Perhaps this is a Bigfoot's change for 2008. For charging 27 series, about 105 amphour battery 45 AMP charging current is more than sufficient.


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I wonder why they put a smaller one in.
Struggling US$ could force Canadian Manufacturers to cut costs.
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Struggling US$ could force Canadian Manufacturers to cut costs.
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When I contacted Bigfoot a short while ago regarding their 2008 brochure, here was the response:

"Due to the small amount of changes from the 2007-2008 model year, we will not be producing a 2008 brochure. Any changes will be made on our website. We will be coming out with a "2009 model year" brochure later in 2008!"

I thought that the new Extreme model and the new 25FB would warrant a brochure. As there is no brochure, there are no real specifications?

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