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    Default NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Great was my surprise when I opened my green box to change the battery type and find that the DC-DC fitted to the NL box is actually a Benton.
    Was not aware of that.
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    Great was my surprise when I opened my green box to change the battery type and find that the DC-DC fitted to the NL box is actually a Benton.
    Was not aware of that.

    Weird - the one I bought 2
    months ago is a NL 20a

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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    Great was my surprise when I opened my green box to change the battery type and find that the DC-DC fitted to the NL box is actually a Benton.
    Was not aware of that.


    Very interesting, I didn't even know Benton made a DC-DC. I was quite certain for a while that NL probably makes use of parts from other manufacturers, but would have thought that they will at least rebrand.
    Does it still come with NL documentation which correlates with the Benton hardware?
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    The 220v charger was a Benton, but the DC to DC is definitely not.
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    Great was my surprise when I opened my green box to change the battery type and find that the DC-DC fitted to the NL box is actually a Benton.
    Was not aware of that.
    Are you sure about it being the dc-dc?
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Are you sure about it being the dc-dc?
    Repeat - The 220v charger was a Benton, but the DC to DC is definitely not.
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by gavpike View Post
    Repeat - The 220v charger was a Benton, but the DC to DC is definitely not.
    Ummm why would I say it is if it isn't.
    That is what it says on the cover of the DC-DC.
    I will open ikt again if you need me to take a photo or look at these, even the monitor is Benton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Are you sure about it being the dc-dc?
    Yes
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by gavpike View Post
    The 220v charger was a Benton, but the DC to DC is definitely not.
    Quote Originally Posted by gavpike View Post
    Repeat - The 220v charger was a Benton, but the DC to DC is definitely not.
    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    Ummm why would I say it is if it isn't.
    That is what it says on the cover of the DC-DC.
    I will open ikt again if you need me to take a photo or look at these, even the monitor is Benton.

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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    Ummm why would I say it is if it isn't.
    That is what it says on the cover of the DC-DC.
    I will open ikt again if you need me to take a photo or look at these, even the monitor is Benton.

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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Oddly, no mention of DC-DC chargers on Benton's website... Or is that a different Benton... http://bentoncharger.com/contact_us


    Also, on the Mobile Power Solutions (Australia) page, there is no 40A model - while NL has offered a 40A model for a year or so.

    Are we sure it's not Benton re-branding a NL unit in a different market?
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    This was posted by OP?
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Installation manual shows a 25A and a 40A

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    At that price ! R10K
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Anybody noted how many brand names Voltronics Hybrid Inverters are sold as. Axpert, Mecer, Kodak..........and a gazillion more.

    Well DC-DC chargers and just about every other electronic consumer device is no different.

    Damn side easier to select suitable product in China, and get them to brand it for you, rather than do all the R&D and set up a production line for a few dozen units.
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Anybody noted how many brand names Voltronics Hybrid Inverters are sold as. Axpert, Mecer, Kodak..........and a gazillion more.

    Well DC-DC chargers and just about every other electronic consumer device is no different.

    Damn side easier to select suitable product in China, and get them to brand it for you, rather than do all the R&D and set up a production line for a few dozen units.
    True that, but you dont want to pay a premium price for a cheap chinese product with a premium brand sticker. And how does the aftersales service work? Does NL do the repairs themselves?
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    My NL DC-DC failed and I got a new one. No questions asked.
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    Default Re: NL DC-DC is actually a Benton.

    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    Great was my surprise when I opened my green box to change the battery type and find that the DC-DC fitted to the NL box is actually a Benton.
    Was not aware of that.
    Maybe the Benton is a NL
    .....?
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