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Old 07-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #57
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So it seems a 1000w generator will work with a 9245 converter but not with the 9260. Has anyone tried it with a DLS-55? Will it trip the gen?
To amplify what TG Twinkle said.

1000 watts at 12 volts = 83 amps. Yes, there are losses that reduce that. However that is a substantial amount of power. The amperage rating of a converter is the maximum amount of current it can supply at 12 volts. However at any given time it only outputs what is demanded by the loads (the things you are running on the 12 volt circuits). As the output current of the converter goes down so does the power output of the generator.
Therefore any of the converters mentioned could run at their maximum output current on a 1000 watt generator. However the full 1000 watts would not likely be used.

Keep in mind that at peak or surge current demands, some of the power may be supplied by the batteries.

I think you are over thinking this problem.

As long as I was not going to run the air conditioner or microwave, I would have no concern with running the whole trailer with a 600 watt generator.

I hope that helped some rather than confused you more.

Ken
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