Lithium Converter Replacement Units

What You Need to Know Before You Update Your RV to a Lithium Battery System

Updating your RV to Lithium is relatively easy once you determine the electrical specifications of your present Lead/Acid Converter/Charger (Step #1 below) and the Amp Hour rating of your present battery system (Step #2 below). This information will help you to determine the Lithium Replacement Model and Lithium Battery size required for your RV.  Once you obtain this data, scroll down to a chart of the Lithium Replacement Models at the bottom of this page.  You will also need to supply this information to Distributor Sales Departments and they will be able to answer other questions you may have regarding Lithium Batteries.

Step # 1

Determine the type and location of your present Converter/Charger. Note: There are two types of Converter/Chargers used in the RV industry Floor Mount and Wall Mount.

The Floor Mount unit is designed to be mounted on the floor of a compartment in the RV, but can also be mounted on a side wall or the ceiling and will operate normally.  Once you locate your unit, determine the model number and D.C. amp rating shown on the label.  Typical D.C. ratings are 30, 35,40,45,55, 60, 70 and 80-amps. These models are manufactured by Progressive Dynamics, WFCO, IOTA and Power Max.  Whichever model you have should be replaced by one of our PD9100L Series Lithium Models with the same D.C. output amp rating (See chart at bottom of this page). 

Progressive Dynamics PD9200 Series Power Converter/Charger.

Floor Mount Unit

WARNING! Do not replace your present Lead/Acid Converter/Charger or Converter/Charger Section with a Lithium Model with an Amp rating higher than the D.C Amp output rating of your present unit as your RV wiring is may not be capable of safely handling this extra current!

The Wall Mount units as their name implies are mounted in the RV interior wall or cabinet for easy accessibility and include a removable Converter/Charger Section, a 120 VAC Distribution Panel with a 30 or 50 Amp Main AC Circuit Breaker and several 120 VAC AC Branch Circuit Breakers.  The unit also includes a 12-Volt DC Fuse Panel to supply 12-Volt power to all 12-Volt circuits.  Updating to a Lithium Battery System requires the removal and replacement of the present slide out Lead/Acid Converter/Charger Section with one designed to charge Lithium Batteries.  These Replacement Lithium Sections are available from our approved distributors.  NOTE: Lithium Replacement Sections are only available for Progressive Dynamics and WFCO Wall Mount units.

WARNING! Disconnect all 120 VAC power before removing and replacing converter/charger section!

The fourth photo on this page shows a typical Lithium Replacement Section for All Wall Mount units.  Replacement requires removal of the front panel of your present Wall Mount unit to gain access to the Converter/Charger Section.  Once Converter/Charger Section mounting screw is removed, (mark the location & color) of the wires then disconnect five colored wires and slide out present Lead/Acid section and replace with the new Lithium Section reconnecting the wires to their proper location.  Depending on your knowledge of electricity you may want to consult a licensed electrician or RV technician for assistance.

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Wall Mount Units

Step # 2

The size of the Lithium Battery you plan to install depends on how long you wish to dry camp.  This decision will be based on your experience with your present Lead/Acid Battery System.  Note: A Lithium Battery with the same Amp Hour rating will provide 2-3 times the battery power.  This should provide you with a guide to the Lithium Battery size you will require.  If you wish more dry camping time (off the grid) additional Lithium Batteries may be added in parallel to provide additional dry camping time you require.

Once you have determined the Converter/Charger Amp rating and Lithium Battery size, go back one page, then review our approved Lithium Battery distributor websites for pricing and delivery information.

Click here for complete installation instructions for replacement units.

45 AMP RV Converter/Charger Replacement Section

Replacement Section for all Wall Mount Units

Present RV has a Progressive Dynamics PD9100 Series Converter/Charger

 PRESENT LEAD/ACID MODEL #LITHIUM REPLACEMENT MODEL #
PD9130PD9130LV (30-AMPS)
PD9145APD9145ALV (45-AMPS)
PD9160APD9160ALV (60-AMPS)
PD9180PD9180ALV (80-AMPS)

Present RV has a Progressive Dynamics PD9200 Series Converter/Charger

 PRESENT LEAD/ACID MODEL #LITHIUM REPLACEMENT MODEL #
PD9200 Series RV and motorhome power converter. PD9245CPD9145ALV (45-AMPS)
PD9260CPD9160ALV (60-AMPS)
PD9270PD9170ALV (70-AMPS)
PD9280PD9180ALV (80-AMPS)

Present RV has a Progressive Dynamics PD4000 Series Converter/Charger

Note: Progressive Dynamics has two converter/charger replacement sections for the PD4000 series units. These replacement sections allow you to easily remove your present lead/acid section and replace it with a lithium unit.
 PRESENT LEAD/ACID MODEL #LITHIUM REPLACEMENT MODEL #
PD4045PD4045LICSV (45-AMPS)
PD4060PD4060LICSV (60-AMPS)

Present RV has a Progressive Dynamics PD4500 Series Converter/Charger

Note: Progressive Dynamics has three converter/charger replacement sections for the PD4500 series units. These replacement sections allow you to easily remove your present lead/acid section and replace it with a lithium unit.
 PRESENT LEAD/ACID MODEL #LITHIUM REPLACEMENT MODEL #
PD4500 AC/DC distribution panel with RV converter. PD4560PD4560LICSV (60-AMPS)
PD4575PD4575LICSV (75-AMPS)
PD4590PD4590LICSV (90-AMPS)

Present RV has a WFCO Floor Mount Series Converter/Charger

WFCO has several floor models and PDI can supply lithium replacement units for the models shown below.
PRESENT WFCO LEAD/ACID MODEL #LITHIUM REPLACEMENT MODEL #
WF9835PD9130V (30-AMPS)
WF9845PD9145ALV (45-AMPS)
WF9855PD9160ALV (60-AMPS)
WF9865PD9170ALV (70-AMPS)
WF9875PD9180ALV (80-AMPS)

Present RV has a WFCO Wall Mount Series Converter/Charger

WFCO has three wall mount models available and PDI can supply lithium replacement converter/charger units for the models shown below.
PRESENT WFCO LEAD/ACID MODEL #LITHIUM REPLACEMENT MODEL #
WF8935PD4635LIV (35-AMPS)
WF8945PD4645LIV (45-AMPS)
WF8955PD4655LIV (55-AMPS)

Present RV has a IOTA Floor Mount Series Converter/Charger

IOTA has four floor mount models available and PDI can supply lithium replacement converter/charger units for the models shown below.
PRESENT IOTA LEAD/ACID MODEL #LITHIUM REPLACEMENT MODEL #
DLS-30PD9130LV (30-AMPS)
DLS-45PD9145ALV (45-AMPS)
DLS-55PD9160ALV (60-AMPS)
DLS-75PD9180ALV (80-AMPS)

Present RV has a POWERMAX Floor Mount Series Converter/Charger

POWERMAX has six floor mount models available and PDI can supply lithium replacement converter/charger units for the models shown below.
PRESENT POWERMAX LEAD/ACID MODEL #LITHIUM REPLACEMENT MODEL #
PM4-45PD9145ALV (45-AMPS)
PM3-45PD9145ALV (60-AMPS)
PM4-55PD9160ALV (60-AMPS)
PM3-55PD9160ALV (60-AMPS)
PM4-75PD9180ALV (80-AMPS)
PM3-75PD9180ALV (80-AMPS)