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Love Your RV: Installing an Intelipower Converter for better battery charging

From the bloggers at Love Your RV.

What is Wrong with the OEM Converter?

I’ve always suspected that the manufacturer installed power converter in our Keystone Cougar fifth wheel did a poor job when it came to charging our batteries. They never seemed to pack the punch I felt they were capable of. This suspicion was confirmed when I installed a Trimetric battery system monitor and could get an exact reading of the voltage and current supplied. The maximum charging voltage I ever see from the stock WFCO converter is 13.6 VDC but my large 6-volt golf cart style lead acid batteries need voltages as high as 14.4 – 14.8 to properly charge.

IMHO the original converter was never giving the batteries a complete charge and is terrible for boondocking, especially with a larger battery bank like I have. Now that I’ve installed 400 watts solar system with its own charge controller capable of reaching the proper charging voltages my battery bank is performing much better and I’m a happier dry camper.

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