Triad Utrad TU-730-2 Converter / Charger
Posted 12 September 2009 - 09:14 AM
I am single and rarely stay inside the coach except to sleep, or rainy days to read. I eliminated the sleeper pull out sofa and am replacing it with 3/4" plywood to be used for my mountain bike and assorted gear, tools, and other plastic totes filled with supplies. No it does not look as inviting to enter as that highly uncomfortable sofa, but it works for me. These ToyHomes are just too shy of sufficient storage space, and as storage increases, living space decreases which gives a cramped feeling for an extended outing. By removing the sofa entirely, I can now physically check the electrolyte level of the this coach battery much more frequently.
I am of the belief that my TU-730-2 converter is a ferro resonant style converter which is a constant voltage design which supplies 14.1 volts DC with no load or on a fully charged coach battery, which should not overcharge the battery but will cause a lot of water to be evaporated when hooked to shore power for extended times. Especially if the battery has a weak cell. Meaning frequent distilled water additions. Something which was not done by the previous owner. To minimize the time which this charger actually works while attached to shore power I plan on installing an on / off switch to interrupt the constant charging while camped and attached to shore power. I do not desire to access this unit which is also stored under the previous sofa location and unplug it when it has recharged my coach battery.
1.) Is there a potentiometer on this TU-730-2 to further reduce the charger output to that of a trickle charger?
2.) Since this unit does not supply clean power, is noisy and gets hot. Should I simply replace this bullet proof antiquated unit with a PD 9130 30 Amp unit? Or any other recommended converter / Charger such as Parallex Power RU7300 Series?
Posted 12 September 2009 - 02:59 PM
Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:07 PM
The biggest manufacturer that re-brands is Johnson Controls.
What this means is that Walmart Everstart brand costs twice as much under someone else brand name.
Walmart has the lowest price and the best warranty for deep cycle batteries.
I paid about $65 for a size 29 deep cycle at Walmart.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:51 PM
Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:08 AM
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