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Old 05-03-2016, 07:15 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone for the help.
Can I pick your brains some more?
The Out Back has a Elixir ELX-25 Power converter/charger (I understand they are no longer made) It seems to working as it should. It also has a brand new Progressive Dynamics PD9245C RV Converter/Charger hard wired to the Elixir-25.
I am a bit confused about that.
I had read that the Progressive Dynamics PD4135 AC/DC distribution panel & power converter is a direct replacement for the Elixir-25.
If I understand what I have read, the PD4135 should be able to replace both the Elixir-25 and the Progressive Dynamics PD9245C
Have I got everyone confused yet?
Does anyone know anything about any of those units?
Hard wired how exactly?
Pics will be worth 1000 words here for sure!

As you describe it this makes little sense to me but I know that Progressive also makes or made charger upgrades for other converter units and I wonder if there is just a newer Progressive charger upgrade in the Elixer can?
The idea was to give better more modern multi-stage charging in place of the original primitive chargers a lot of trailers were built with.
So you could upgrade the charger without having to remove the distribution panels for a much easier upgrade to take better care of your batteries.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:24 PM   #16
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The Out Back has a Elixir ELX-25 Power converter/charger (I understand they are no longer made) It seems to working as it should. It also has a brand new Progressive Dynamics PD9245C RV Converter/Charger hard wired to the Elixir-25.
I am a bit confused about that...]
You and me both! That sounds really strange.

The only thing that comes to mind is that someone wanted more electrical power and added the second converter, but I cannot think of any scenario where that would be a good plan for the typical small camper.

I think you need to get a qualified person to inspect your rig in person.

EDIT: Ed's eval makes some sense.. using the old unit as a distribution panel only and adding an updated converter to the panel of the old unit. In that case the old unit would not be providing any power or battery charging.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:55 PM   #17
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Hard wired how exactly?

The PD-9245C is wired right into the back of the Elixir.
Here are a few pictures.
The second picture with the white and the black lines together. The black one is from the PD9245C wired into the back of the Elixir. The black cord on the right is the shore power line. Sorry it looks like I got one upside down
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Pics are worth 10 words.. lol
So, not clear on this still.. but if the shore power cord still goes to the Elixir then I am fresh out of theories.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:57 AM   #19
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Hard wired how exactly?

The PD-9245C is wired right into the back of the Elixir.
Here are a few pictures.
The second picture with the white and the black lines together. The black one is from the PD9245C wired into the back of the Elixir. The black cord on the right is the shore power line. Sorry it looks like I got one upside down
Don't now if it matters in my description of what is in the Out Back.
The Progressive Dynamics PD-9245C is wired directly to the battery then to the Elixir-25.
It is also wired for solar with a Morningstar 10L charge controller and a Trojan Group 27 89 a/hr AGM deep cycle battery.
It just seems that If I were to swap the Elixir-25 and the PD9245C PD9200 Series RV Power Converters and put in a Progressive Dynamics PD4135 4135 Distribution Panel and Power Converter that it would do the same or better than what these other 2 units are now doing.
What amp size units are most people going with in 13 ft. campers?
The Progressive Dynamics PD4135 is 35amps with continuous input power of 550 watts.
The Progressive Dynamics PD4045 is 45amps with continuous input power of 750 watts. Mighty Mini Compact AC/DC Power Distribution Panel
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Still can't really tell anymore from the pics but I bet they just use the Progressive to charge the battery and provide 12vdc to the trailer(Maybe) and still use the Elixer to just distribute 120vac power?

Maybe they thought it was easier to do this than rewire everything?
It does not make a lot of sense to me but I have sure seen stranger things too!

A lot of people are greased out by electric in general and are then inclined to do freaky mods in turn!

It does seem there is obvious room for cleaning the whole thing up but you will need a way to distribute the 120vac in the process.
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