Well it seems that the industry experts or at least those at Best Converters think that my Elixir converter is junk. What got me started was a sale on battery
chargers, particularly ones that can be left attached to the battery
all the time. Then I started researching my converter to determine what it does other than charging the battery
. It seems the majority of converters sold by Best Converters are either 3 or 4 way chargers. They all have different modes, trickle, bulk,desulfurizing, maintenance. My Elixir is just 2 modes. charging and trickle.
I'm not sure if I need all the other modes because the electronics in the Egg is relatively simple compared to larger trailers. My Elixir still works and seems to keep the battery in charged condition. I was planning on leaving it plugged in over the winter and this thought is what started this whole thread. From joining this forum and reading the posts, it seems the Bolers, the Uhauls, the smaller Scamps, and others do not have nor require a lot of electrical
needs. They like my Egg have the basic 2-3 outlets, one battery, and some 12 volt lights
. Has anyone felt the need to upgrade their converter to one that has 3 or 4 mode charging and can operate multiple 12v/120v circuits? Is there any benefit? I realize if my converter becomes inoperable then I'll have to replace it, but right now it is still working the same as it did 3 years ago. What are some of your thoughts?