January '20

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30 • RV PRO • January 2020 rv-pro.com RV O R I G I N A L E Q U I P M E N T T he mission of Progressive Dynamics as it relates to serving the company's end users is remarkably straight- forward, according to Mike Walters, the company's vice president of sales and marketing. "The goal is to keep people out camping and not having to worry about their power equipment – because when you're out of electricity, you're out of fun," he says. With that goal in mind, the Marshall, Mich.-based company that designs, manufactures and services it products is con- stantly looking to innovate its line of power-related products, according to Walters. The most recent example of this is the planned debut this month of three new Progressive Dynamics pure sine inverter models offered in 1,000-watt, 1,800-watt and 2,000-watt capacities. "We're pretty excited about them because of their increased efficiencies," says Walters, who notes the company has previously been manufacturing a 1,000-watt pure sine inverter since 2018. "What we've done with these new inverters is to make them even smaller and more efficient. With the inverter being smaller, it runs cooler, which makes the efficiency that much better. And when the product is smaller, you can also put it in a lot more places," he says. "So, that's always our goal, to make things smaller when we can. "Also, these three inverters will all have CAN'ed capability in the near future. In other words, the inverters will speak to a panel to give information about what the battery status is and how much voltage is being put out by the inverter, and that sort of thing." Walters says three new product launches at nearly the same time is a fairly big deal for Progressive Dynamics. Those product launches are yet another example of Progressive Dynamics being Progressive Dynamics Keeps Progressing The company is debuting three new inverters this month and is continuing to make improvements to its products centered on quality. By Bradley Worrell attuned to the needs of its customers, according to Walters. "The biggest thing for us is that we work closely with the OEMs. Since we are so close to Elkhart, the hub of the RV industry, it's easy for our sales team to go down and visit with everyone and find out what's necessary to meet their needs," he says. The company's initial focus will be getting RV manufac- turers to begin installing the new inverters in their coaches, but because of the products' many features and benefits, Walters says he fully expects the inverters will make strides in the RV aftermarket as well. Improvements Enhance Product Quality Meanwhile, Progressive Dynamics has continued to make quality improvements to its existing power product lines. One Progressive Dynamics is making investments in capital equipment and is reconfiguring operations at its manufacturing facilities in Marshall, Mich., in order to increase production efficiencies as it prepares to debut three new pure sine wave inverter models this month. The company's many RV- related offerings include inverters, converters, power centers, AC/DC distribution panels and automatic transfer switches (pictured at the bottom of page 31).

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