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In reading about some others' electrical issues, it got me to thinking about replacing the converter in my Komfort. Nothing wrong with mine, but having one with a better battery charging system is very attractive. How do you calculate how heavy a unit you need to be sure you're safely covered? Also, with a good converter in place, should you still use a power filter on the pedestal?

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laknox wrote:

In reading about some others' electrical issues, it got me to thinking about replacing the converter in my Komfort. Nothing wrong with mine, but having one with a better battery charging system is very attractive. How do you calculate how heavy a unit you need to be sure you're safely covered? Also, with a good converter in place, should you still use a power filter on the pedestal?

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Unless you want to upgrade the wiring, you want to stay with the same output size as your original. Going a size larger is good too, but you'll have to inspect the wiring to be sure it is safe. Larger wiring is a good idea even if you don't upsize, but obviously more work and expense.

A smart converter/charger does not by itself protect you from AC spikes/sags. Whether you want a suppressor is your choice.


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Post the existing converter make and model, how many batteries and how often you use the generator to charge batteries.
What replacement are you looking at? What are the expected advantages for you?


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laknox wrote:

In reading about some others' electrical issues, it got me to thinking about replacing the converter in my Komfort. Nothing wrong with mine, but having one with a better battery charging system is very attractive. How do you calculate how heavy a unit you need to be sure you're safely covered? Also, with a good converter in place, should you still use a power filter on the pedestal?

Lyle


I replaced a 55w converter with a 60w Xantrex w/ smart charge. Also replaced the entire power distribution panel(AC & DC) while I was in there. Bought everything from bestconverter.com for $235 3 years ago. They sell all brands including the Progressive Dynamics converter, which seems a popular choice on this forum. Great prices and excellent service.

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I replaced pos WFCO with a Progressive Dynamics 9200 series.
Happy camping now.
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