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Posted: 08/11/20 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP: You said you have a 500 watt converter in trailer and 900 watt in MH. Do you mean inverter?
What size is existing converter that you want to replace?


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no converter, takes AC makes DC to charge my house batteries I THINK

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RustyMacIntosh wrote:

no converter, takes AC makes DC to charge my house batteries I THINK


CORRECT.

CONVERTER takes 120 VAC and converts it to 12 VDC-- actually 13.2+ VDC.

INVERTER takes battery power (12+ VDC) and inverts it to 120 VAC (some better than others-- Modified Sine Wave vs Pure Sine Wave.


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Rusty,

Which make and model did you order?


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I ordered two, one for the MH one for the TT

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