My 2005 Jayco Eagle came with a IOTA ILC-3045 Load Center (converter/charger) which is only a 2-stage battery charger. Jayco didn't use this particular set-up in all their models, but the disadvantage is that the converter doesn't have a connection port to add the IQ4 upgrade ($20 upgrade to make the existing charger a 3-stage).
I'm considering purchasing an upgraded converter/charger (PD9245), so my question is this: Has anyone that owns a Eagle 278FBS installed such an upgrade in the "very" limited corner cabinet area (where existing unit resides) that the 278FBS floor plan provides? Refer to thumbnail below...., the Load Center is the black covered area near the floor (below DVD/Stereo).
Since IOTA doesn't make an upgraded converter/charger that will mount on the existing Load Center frame (where the existing 2-stage unit is), the upgraded unit will have to be mounted remote from the Load Center.
Since I'm in process of upgrading to two 6V deep cycle batteries, I want to maximize the efficiency of my converter/charging system.
ps: The IQ4 smart charger will work if your Jayco "IOTA DLS" converter/charger is mounted separate from of the Load Center. http://www.iotaengineering.com/iq.htm
If your newer Jayco has a Progressive Dynamics brand converter/charger, I believe it has the Charge Wizard built in providing a 3-stage charging system.