Purkeys’ BOSS™ Dump Trailer Charging System enables dump trailer batteries to remain at a high state of charge by using energy from the truck to charge batteries, while boosting voltage for fast, efficient charging. This ensures dump trailers are operational when drivers are ready to use them, eliminating the threat of downtime and road calls.
By maintaining a high state of charge in dump trailer batteries, even in cold weather, battery life and reliability is improved. While the BOSS system provides peace of mind in keeping dump trailer batteries charged, it is important to adhere to regular battery maintenance procedures to ensure that batteries are operating properly.
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Dual Battery Setup for Motorcycle with Trailer. I receive a message from a subscriber asking me to show how I installed a battery to my motorcycle trailer for additional accessories. In this video, I cover how I made the connection from my motorcycle to my Bushtec Trailer. I also cover dual charging connection and the best way to make different connections to use additional accessories without draining the battery. Please Like, Share, Subscribe, and turn on notifications to support this channel as you leave your comment in the comment section below.
Steps I took to upgrade the stock WFCO 8955 converter / battery charger in my RV to a better one: the Progressive Dynamics 4655.
The WFCO is famous for almost never switching into bulk mode (fast charging mode) no matter how low of a charge the batteries have. Because of this limitation, it’s impractical to dry camp – unless one plans on having to run their generator all day and night.
I haven’t gotten the new PD4655 to output 55 amps to the batteries just yet, but it’s already preforming MUCH better than the WFCO. I’m certain that once I upgrade the battery cable gauge from AWG #6 to AWG #3, I’ll get an even faster battery charge – in a matter of a few hours instead of 12+ hours. Even without upgrading the wiring, the PD4655 is already charging the batteries much faster.
NOTE: Tech support gave me instructions for fixing the problem with the green status LED not working. It turns out that the conductors in the 4-pin connector were in connected (at the factory) in the wrong sequence. I’ve posted the simple fix here: http://public.fotki.com/kevinkey/misc/
PD4655 WFCO 8900 PD4600 8955
Powering my trailer with a flexible solar panel glued to the top of my trailer. It runs through a controller which inturn keeps the battery charged. Off the battery I am running two battery chargers for lipo batteries and a 110 volt inverter.
(https://mrtrailer.com/loadtrail2013.htm) Available on Load-Trail dump trailers, Purkeys charging system for trailer batteries will raise the volts from the truck to the trailer. Interview at North American Trailer Dealers Assoc.(http://www.Purkeys.net)
My Basic 12v solar battery charger for my winch system on my equipment/car trailer.
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1/2″ bolts”: 1/2″ x 6″ galvanized bolts
other hardware: 1/2″ galvanized washers and nylock nuts
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Parts that I use:
1000 W electric bicycle kit: https://goo.gl/GFsH5N
48V lithium-ion battery with rack: https://goo.gl/hyXzLT
48V 14.5 Ah Hailong (shark) battery: https://goo.gl/jg429Z
36V 11 Ah bottle battery: https://goo.gl/Snja5H
All ebike batteries: https://goo.gl/FLC3cK
All 18650 cells: https://goo.gl/hYWnwU
Bafang BBS01 kit: https://goo.gl/6wi43g
Bafang BBS02 kit: https://goo.gl/GWLRxo
Bafang BBSHD kit: https://goo.gl/LgtBry
100W Flexible solar panel: https://goo.gl/dQPhQX
18650 cells: https://goo.gl/hYWnwU
18650 positive insulating washer: https://goo.gl/HBVOuc
Nickel strip: http://goo.gl/VIrNQq
Spot welder: https://goo.gl/KN3Uaw
Silicone wire: http://goo.gl/xmpbKD
Black 18650 cell spacers: http://goo.gl/hQxWF6
Vruzend cell spacers: https://goo.gl/5ReLqA
Large heat shrink tubing: http://goo.gl/6v1ow9
Small heat shrink tubing: https://goo.gl/OU3Z6u
Foam sheet for protecting battery: http://goo.gl/5e71tE
Kapton tape: https://goo.gl/D6BT57
350W hubmotor: https://goo.gl/K1mYvR
36V/48V controllers I used: https://goo.gl/nJBnJP
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