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Posted: 03/12/19 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey All,

Our camper spec sheet says it came with a 55 amp converter. Just curious, 55 amps of what? Is that maximum charger output for charging the batteries?

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Yes, 55 amps @ 13 volts to the battery. About 6 amps on the 120v side.

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It is total output of the converter. A portion may go to the 12 volt DC devices connected and then the remainder goes to the battery.


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enblethen wrote:

It is total output of the converter. A portion may go to the 12 volt DC devices connected and then the remainder goes to the battery.


YEP^^^^

Total amperage converter is capable of supplying to DC Dist Panel (Fused load) and Charging of batteries


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Posted: 03/12/19 07:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

55 amps of DC power for the RV.


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You might think therefore that if you have a 100 amp-hour battery bank which is 50% depleted, this converter will recharge it in an hour or so.
It doesn't work out that way, actually taking much longer. As the battery nears a full charge its resistance increases so it will accept less current, regardless of the peak output of the converter. Assuming that other 12V loads aren't large, using a higher output converter won't make much difference.
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* This post was edited 03/15/19 08:37pm by SailingOn *


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SailingOn wrote:

You might think therefore that if you have a 100 amp-hour battery bank which if 50% depleted, this converter will recharge it in an hour or so.
It doesn't work out that way,.
It's like filling a jug with water. You can fill most of it with high pressure, but not that last 10%.

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