I have the Prolong Value Reconditioning package as seen here:Shopping for a grid charger/discharger setup. Can anyone with prior experience with these weigh in with opinions? Also if there might be other options I'd be interested in hearing.
The “clips” are electrical quick connectors for the harness to fan wires. The harness is designed to power the fan, so I assume their charger unit does so. Certainly on my homemade version the battery cooling fan is powered through the process.I don't like that is has IMA fan "clips", which to me means the fan does not run through the harness connections.
I run the same charger. They sell the pro discharger seperately, but only to existing users of their chargers. They looked up my purchase date and details on the charger and was able to buy the pro discharger once they verified I was an experienced user. I guess it makes sense due to liability of discharging high voltage DC electric. They want to know they are dealing with someone familiar with the wiring and charger thats not going to electrocute themselves. I read that Mike Dabrowski used to fedex over a liabilty contract for buyers to sign prior to selling their GenesisOne so I guess it kind of makes sense that they vet those who want a discharger.Even though the Maxx Volts doesn’t have discharging, if you’re only going to get the cheapest version of the Prolong you might as well get the Maxx Volts instead and save yourself the $170. My Maxx Volts has worked well for the 2 years i’ve owned it, and I don’t have any complaints!
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I bought a Max-volt new for my blue 200k 2001 Gen1; it lasted 1 year for me until I sold that car to my son. I bought a silver Gen1 89k with a Genesis one. The Maxx burned to a crisp without damaging my son’s car after 3 months. I emailed Maxx and left messages, but they did not respond. Less than 18 months of life is not a good purchase.I bought my Maxx-Volt charger from ebay and so far I have no complaints.
1) Paying sponsors ads will appear in the banner ads etc on the forum.I received this email from someone named Jeff the other day as I was contemplating which deep cycle system I would purchase:
FYI insightcentral forum is paid for by Prolong. They are a paying advertiser site sponsor that pays for the running cost of the forum. This is why their chinese plastic junk will be recommended there.
It’s not a free and fair place to find recommended products I’ve found because they only allow paying sponsors products to be mentioned.
You get an A+ for detective work
I thought this a bit strange because I don't think there is any way Jeff could have obtained my email address from this forum, (at least I don't think so, please correct me if I'm wrong here), so I'm guessing it's a person from Maxx-Volts sending this to me. They had my email as I asked several times for some info on the operation of their discharger, to no avail. Then 03CVTGray posts the exact same Facebook message. I'm posting this reluctantly, but feel the need as it seems relevant to the discussion. I tried at least 3 times to obtain some info on the Maxx Volt discharger and frankly it felt as though whoever was answering (Jeff?) was angry that I would even ask. They just sent me a Shopify invoice to purchase it! It may well be the better discharger, but how's one to know? But they seem more energized in dissing someone else's product to sell theirs than actually selling the Maxx Volt advantages. Very poor business ethics in my opinion. I'll shut up now.