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Old 11-09-2022, 04:28 PM   #1
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Converter Replacement Ground Connection

I'm replacing my converter with a Lithium capable unit and hoping to get some guidance. The negative DC output from the existing converter exits on a tiny 10 gauge wire and goes into the fuse panel as depicted in the picture below.

Can I just run the negative output for the new converter on a new 4 AWG cable to the negative bus bar at the DC distribution box. Or is there something special about the connection at the fuse panel?

New unit is a PD9160ALV if that matters.

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Old 11-12-2022, 10:33 AM   #2
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Not sure it was the "right" way, but here's what I ended up doing.

Since the converter has 2 lug connections for each output, I just kept the connection to the fuse panel on one lug and ran another 4 gauge wire to the negative bus bar on the other lug. All roads lead back to the same location eventually right (the frame ground)?

Everything appears to be working normally and I was seeing 48.9 amps to the batteries when charging. Best I was seeing with the previous WFCO converter to my AGMs was just over 16 amps.
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