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Old 03-28-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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Charge wizard

We just purchased a new 2016 Jayco 26bh. I was reading through the manual about keeping the trailer plugged in at home to keep the battery charged. According to the manual I have a three stage charger with an led light in the load center panel to tell me what the charger is doing. I went to the load center and opened it up and there is no led light indicating what the charge wizard is doing. Has anyone else run into this and if so did you find out if there is indeed a 3 stage charge wizard installed.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:51 PM   #2
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Our 19 RD is a 2012, and it has a three-stage charger on board. It functions just like a Battery Tender or equivalent. I'm pretty sure all the new units come standard with them. Not sure about LED light, as ours doesn't have that feature (that I'm aware of). The battery will drain down over a period of time, when not plugged in, from the stereo, CO/propane detector, etc., inside. It's a good idea to plug it in if you can.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:55 PM   #3
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I'm hoping to keep in plugged in all the time, I just want to make sure I won't fry the batteries. I did email Jayco but they were unable to give me an answer.
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You shouldn't have an issue. "Shouldn't"... However, like anything, maintenance and checking on things is important. Like many you can hear from on this site, I keep my trailer plugged in all the time while it is at home (re: I have enough space to store it at home). I haven't fried a battery yet and the converter does it's job.
However, I do also periodically check things over and remove the battery covers and check the waters levels, just to be sure.
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Can you look at the actual charge controller in the TT and tell us what the make/model is? We can then give you a little more information.
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I'm pretty sure your jay flight has a WFCO converter which has a 3 stage charger but no LED. If it's brown with a little emblem it's a WFCO. If it's black it's a Progressive Dynamic. Progressive Dynamics has the "charge wizard" it's a trademark term. It also has a button to manually change the charge mode.
The manual you read is generic.
You can find info on your converter here WFCO€™s THREE STAGE converter handles every charging need for your RV | wfcoelectronics.com
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Are you connected to shore power?

Breakers are looking normal

No blown fuse up at battery connection?
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I will take a look. I believe the charger is under the load center so I will have to remove the cover.
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It is well known the WFCO Converter/chargers will not go into boost charge mode. Especially the older ones...

I had a WFCO 8945 series and tried everything i could think of to get it into the smart mode charging voltages with no luck.

finally swaped out just the converter/charger chassis for a PD9260C unit and mounted it in the bottom compartment of the WFCO 8900 series Distribution panel.

The PD9260C works flawlessly...

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I looked and it says it is a wfco 8955. I looked it up on-line and it says it is a three stage charger so I should be good leaving the trailer plugged in all the time.
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