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Old 07-11-2009, 07:13 PM   #15
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What brand does AS use for power converters now? Anybody know?
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:20 PM   #16
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Is there a known amperage for converters to buy? If it is a 30amp trailer, wouldn't a 30amp be enough, or what is the rule here? I see people saying they are buying 30amp 45amp, 50, 60 ,etc... How do you know?
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:25 PM   #17
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Had to read this thread for more information. At first I thought you were talking about those of us who still have a Univolt.

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:33 PM   #18
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Here's simple rule to follow for converter outputs:

TYPE OUTPUT BATTERY SIZE
3 Stage 10amps 25Ah to 200Ah
4 Stage 20amps 100Ah to 400Ah
4 Stage 40amps 200Ah and up

Source: Managing 12volts, by Harrold Barre (an excellent book).
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any time your batts are being used they are loosing water. check batt water monthly when coach is in use. failure to do so will leave you with dry batts ( recyclable for the lead ) once dry refilling is a wate of time as electrolyte is gone. by being used i mean charging or discharging. monthly will seem extreme until you've replaced a couple sets of batts which seem to be climbing in price of late. in my shop we are selling a lot of agm batts which eliminate the water problem as well as fuzzy terminals and they also have minimal outgassing,they are however expensive and will not tolerate extreme discharge ( if allowed to get to low on charge won't come back)
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