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Old 03-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Is this going to burn something up?

I'm working on something out in the yard and I want to use the spook light on the trailer for light, but I need to take the battery out.
Can I take the battery out and just let everything run from the converter to the 12v panel without doing any damage?

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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I would say you can. The converter is nothing more than a fancy power supply. It really doesn't care what the load is, but it does know the difference between a light bulb and battery. I've had the new inverter in my trailer for month's with no battery and everything is fine. I also have the same converter as yours. I just couldn't see putting a battery in new that would sit for 6 to 8 month's without being used. So I took the old battery out and remove the fuse on the plus side.
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So you have a converter hooked up the the 12v panel with no battery?
It seems like it should be alright, but electricity can be weird.
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I did mine that way all last summer while I worked on it. Battery cables are in separate plastic coffee cans pushed through cross cuts so they don't start touching and making sparks.
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Yes; it is connected to the distribution panel. In the normal way. I just removed the fuse going to the battery, because the cable is just hanging in the battery compartment and I didn't want it to be hot from the converter and maybe come in contact with the skin or frame.
When you run the converter without the battery, the voltage will be a little higher, but it won't hurt anything.
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Yes it will work and not likely hurt anything. The battery does however act as a filter for spikes and lows in the power supply. If you have high or low voltage for long enough it can cause damage.
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