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Old 03-26-2016, 03:06 PM   #1
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Tow Vehicle Voltage/Converter

I recently purchased a 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel and was somewhat surprised to see that it came with a 230Amp alternator. In reading the threads on the charge provided by the TV I have one unanswered question. Does the voltage from the TV pass through the converter prior to battery? There were statements that one should be cautious about increasing charge voltage (larger gauge wiring) from TV for it can fry the house batteries. Wouldn't the converter adjust the charge to the battery bank?
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Nope, converter has nothing to do with charging from the TV; that is a direct connection.
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Changing the wire size cannot change the voltage but it will enable the trailer to pull more amps if they are available. As Larry said, it is a direct connection between the TV alternator and the batteries and nothing to do with the converter.

It is pretty unlikely that you will overcharge your trailer battery while towing.

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Changing the wire size cannot change the voltage but it will enable the trailer to pull more amps if they are available. As Larry said, it is a direct connection between the TV alternator and the batteries and nothing to do with the converter.

It is pretty unlikely that you will overcharge your trailer battery while towing.

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If the V regulator in the alternator is working properly and the TV battery is in good condition....no over chg concern.

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