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Old 01-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #21
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Just heard back from Randy at BestConverters.com. Here's his recommendation:
"The 3 stage upgrade kits are the most popular for sure, they will give you much better charging profile and faster as well. The problem is the 55 amp unit will not run from a 1000 watt generator so you will need to either keep the 2000, or downsize the converter to the 45 or maybe even the 35. You should still be okay but will just take a little longer to charge your batteries. Minutes not hours."
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Magnetek/Parallax 6300/7300 Upgrade Kit
4600 series Upgrade Kits

Anyone use these units? I'll probably end up getting the 45 amp unit, and downsize my generator to 1000 watts (my back will thank me!).
I am not sure I understand this. I upgraded to the Iota 55 amp model. The specs say it is 900W max. draw. And this would, I assume be for a relatively short time with a depleted (50%) battery and then start dropping off on it's consumption.

My assumptions are based on paper specs. I have not measured it, because I have a 2000W gennie anyway. I'd be curious though...I thought a 1000w Gennie could pull max load for a half hour to an hour without any problems??????


Edit: Hmmmm, I pulled out the owner's manual for the Iota DLS55...it is quite confusing.

Says:
Max amp draw: 13 (AC)
Max Watt draw: 950W (VA)=1460

I have never seen a watt rating and VA rating that far apart before. Kinda jibes with the amp rating though......misprint perhaps on the watts?
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:36 AM   #22
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IOTA questions????

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Give Jay a call/email he was very helpful with questions I had on the same unit.

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Just have to pop in and say a big Thank You to everyone posting info on converters recently!! We're having a ton of work done on our 1992 Sovereign 21 and were already replacing the one battery and adding a second -- these threads made me realize we should also replace the converter which as it turns out is the original so 20 years old! Just ordered from BestConverter!!
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Just have to pop in and say a big Thank You to everyone posting info on converters recently!! We're having a ton of work done on our 1992 Sovereign 21 and were already replacing the one battery and adding a second -- these threads made me realize we should also replace the converter which as it turns out is the original so 20 years old! Just ordered from BestConverter!!
Suzzeee,

You can't go rong with Randy's advice.

Good luck with your project.

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