Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-05-2016, 09:57 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
2011 28' Flying Cloud
Orillia , Ontario
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 92
Question converter upsize

Hello everyone
Can you up size to a 60 amp from 55 amp
I want to replace my converter out of my parallax 7355
They have up grade for this but thought about PG with charge wizzard

Thanks
__________________

__________________
Rust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2016, 10:00 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,906
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
No reason not to.
__________________

__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2016, 10:08 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,274
Images: 3
5 amps difference isn't very likely to cause any problems. You'll hardly ever see a converter cranking out their rated output anyways. They will supply your 12v load which usually isn't really that much steady state amperage draw. Plus putting amperage/charge into a battery is not linear so you generally aren't pushing a ton of amps that way either.
__________________
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 03:01 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
SteveSueMac's Avatar

 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
W , New England
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5,070
Talk with Randy at Best Converters. I just bought the PD upgrade kit (for the 55 replacement) and the instructions warn not to go higher than current amps due to overheating wiring. I'm no expert so would recommend talking with Randy or perhaps Lewster will chime in.
__________________
SteveSueMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 07:28 AM   #5
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
New Borockton , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,253
Images: 21
Should be no problem.
__________________
Randy...Converters, Inverters, Trimetric, Surge Protectors, Zamp Solar, AGM Batteries
www.bestconverter.com
68 Overlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 08:01 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,452
Would this put additional load on a generator or other power supply, just to run the converter?
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 08:18 AM   #7
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
New Borockton , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,253
Images: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
Would this put additional load on a generator or other power supply, just to run the converter?
Not an appreciable difference but it does take a little more power to "make" 60 amps than it does 55
__________________
Randy...Converters, Inverters, Trimetric, Surge Protectors, Zamp Solar, AGM Batteries
www.bestconverter.com
68 Overlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 10:30 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,906
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
The converter would rarely if ever require the full 60 amps. The full load of 60 amps would be 720 watts. The current (amp) requirement of the converter on a generator or shore power is dependent on it's load requirement (ie battery charging, lights etc) plus any losses in the conversion process. 5 amps is 60 watts. Not a big deal in the scheme of things.
__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2016, 02:06 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,274
Images: 3
Keep in mind there are 2 different currents. The 12vdc side and 120vac side. Essentially 10-1 conversion so 5amps 12vdc will require only .5 amps 120vac more input on that side.
There is some conversion loss but not highly significant.
__________________
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2016, 08:12 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,906
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
.5 amps @ 120 volts is still 60 watts. Not a significant change in the load.
__________________

__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converter fuse blowing (new converter) wannaroam Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 28 07-06-2015 02:39 PM
Univolt 45 amp converter to a 30 amp converter scooterbug76 Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 15 02-24-2013 02:59 PM
Converter relocation FrankR Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 0 07-31-2002 08:30 AM
Converter box floor mount FrankR Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 0 03-27-2002 10:34 PM
Converter box for into floor mount FrankR Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 0 03-15-2002 09:49 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.