Charge Wizard®

Charge Wizard.

NEW! View the Charge Wizard interactive video

Tired of replacing batteries? Don’t let this happen to your customers! Customer complaints are “history” when installing a Progressive Dynamics converter with the patented automatic 4-stage Charge Wizard® system. The Charge Wizard has been shown to increase the battery life by 2 to 3 times or more.

Our patented Charge Wizard 4-stage system uses microprocessor technology to add intelligent charging capability. It constantly monitors the RV battery and automatically adjusts the converter output voltage based on the battery’s charge status – designed to eliminate battery over & under charging problems associated with most other battery chargers and provide rapid yet safe battery recharging after dry camping. View the literature.

The Charge Wizard constantly monitors battery voltage and battery usage then selects one of the following four operating modes to properly charge and maintain the battery.

BOOST Mode 14.4 Volts – Rapidly brings the RV battery up to 90% of full charge.
NORMAL Mode 13.6 Volts – Safely completes the charge.
STORAGE Mode 13.2 Volts – Maintains charge with minimal gassing or water loss.
EQUALIZATION Mode 14.4 Volts – Every 21 hours for a period of 15 minutes prevents battery stratification & sulfation – the leading cause of battery failure.

Charge Wizard Products
See compatibility charts
at the bottom of this page
before purchasing!

(for the 9100 series only)

The Charge Wizard is also available as a pendant, for charging lead-acid batteries. This allows easy field upgrade to your PD9100 series deck mount converter/charger by simply plugging the pendant into the built-in TCMS® connector located just above the fuses on the output panel. U.S. Patents: 5,982,643 and 6,184,649 Buy Now

(for the 9200 series only)

Plugs into the accessory port to show charger/converter status and allows for manual mode selection. The Pendant is included with all retail models. (Model number ending in V) U.S. Patent 6,184,649 Buy Now

Charge Wizard Battery Recharge Profile

Charge Wizard 4-stage battery charging battery recharge profile.

Battery Recharge Curves with Converter Output Voltage set at 14.4, 13.6 and 13.2-volts

As you can see the Charge Wizard’s ability to increase the voltage of our converters from the Normal Output Voltage of 13.6-volts to 14.4-volts in the Boost Mode, will significantly reduce the time it takes to recharge your RV battery. The lower voltage 13.2-volts Storage Mode, helps prevent battery gassing and water loss allowing you to keep your RV plugged into 120 VAC power during storage to maintain the battery at full charge.

The Battery Recharge Curves chart (above) shows the amount of time it took a PD9155 (55-amp) converter set to three different output voltages to recharge a 125 AH (Amp Hour) battery after it was fully discharged to 10.5-volts.

  • 14.4-VOLTS (Boost Mode)
    Returned the battery to 90% of full charge in approximately 3-hours. The battery reached full charge in approximately 11 hours.
  • 13.6-VOLTS (Normal Mode)
    Required 40-hours to return the battery to 90% of full charge and 78-hours to reach full charge.
  • 13.2-VOLTS (Storage Mode)
    Required 60-hours to return the battery to 90% of full charge and 100-hours to reach full charge.

Which Models does this work with ?

ModelUse WithFunctionMore information
PD92201
Converter Status Remote Pendant
PD9200 series
Manual control and monitoring while charging Lead Acid / AGM batteries. Also used to manually charge Lithium by pressing the Button Monthly or when charge is needed.Pendant
PD92201
Converter Status Remote Pendant
PD9160ALV 2 Stage
PD9145ALV 2 Stage
PD9130LV 2 Stage
Use to monitor the Lithium charge mode. on 2 Stage only.
PD91XXALV 2 Stage
SPD9220146
PendantOnly available Here:
PD4600 Series. This will also work on the PD4000, PD4100 and PD4500 series that have the 4 pin single row header. Not necessary if the unit has a button and light.Manual control and monitoring while charging Lead Acid / AGM batteries. Also used to manually charge Lithium by pressing the Button Monthly or when charge is needed.
PD9105 Charge Wizard
Lead-acid and AGM type Batteries
PD9130, PD9130V, PD9140, PD9145A, PD9145AV, PD9160A, PD9160AV, PD9170, PD9180A, PD9180AVAdds the charge Wizard features to the PD9100 Lead Acid /chargers.

Manual control and monitoring while charging Lead Acid / AGM batteries. Also used to manually charge Lithium by pressing the Button Monthly or when charge is needed.

Wizard Guide by Converter Model

ModelLight and Button
Location
AccesoriesInstructions
PD9245
PD9260
PD9270
PD9280
Wizard is built into the 9200 and will run automatically. For Manual operation the Pendant is necessary. Light and Button are located on the Pendant Accessory.
PD92201 Pendant .
PD92201 Pendant
PD9130
PD9140
PD9145
PD9160
PD9170
PD9180
The Wizard is an optional accessory for these units. It is not included in the PD9100 series.
Light and Button are located on the Wizard Accessory. PD9105V ***This does not fit the Lithium series chargers.***
PD4635
PD4645
PD4655
Wizard is built into the PD4600 and will run automatically. For Manual operation the Light and Button are located on the Fuse Board . If not using our fuseboard there is a Pendant Accessory. available.
Here:SPD9220146
PD9130LV
PD9145ALV
PD9160ALV
PD9180ALV
2- Stage LiFePO4
For Manual operation the Pendant is necessary. Light and Button are located on the Pendant Accessory.
PD92201 Pendant .
***Will not work with Single stage models without the 2 stage sticker***
PD92201 Pendant