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Yes that's good to know and the general suckiness of RV converters is also mentioned by the author of The 12volt Side of Life. (Why does the RV industry continue to put these converters in campers?) Anyway - I got myself a decent smart charger as recommended by you and others - so when we do have power I'll hook the charger and battery to that separately from the converter.

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^Yes I agree.
And the wfco converters claim to be 3 stage and then include some language about how you may not “see” 14.xx volts at the battery….
Goes against whatnliitle I remember from electrical engineering courses, lol.
That said, I’m not saavy with solar like many of the gentlemen here but you should be able to produce those higher voltages out of your solar (at a much smaller amperage of course compared to a large charger.)
Good you’re keeping the battery. I think you’ll enjoy the performance of it once you can keep it charged fully.
Best of luck!


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