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converter batter charger upgrade

Unread postby highwaystar on Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:59 pm

I am upgrading from the factory power converter to an intellipower.

The factory unit has separate connections to charge the battery and supply power to the 12v devices. The new unit only has a a single power out for the battery. If anyone has done an upgrade is it safe to connect the battery and 12v power output together into the single 12v power out of the new converter? This seems like it would work but don't want to fry anything.
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Re: converter batter charger upgrade

Unread postby Dave78Chieftain on Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:03 am

If anyone has done an upgrade is it safe to connect the battery and 12v power output together into the single 12v power out of the new converter? This seems like it would work but don't want to fry anything.


Fry anything? No. That is how all modern RV's are built. I did this on my Winnebago which had a old Progressive Dynamics split system - http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php/topic,5326.0.html

I did replace the distribution panel also to make the overall change easier.
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Re: converter batter charger upgrade

Unread postby highwaystar on Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:59 am

Thank you. That is what I thought.

I will have to tackle that power panel some other time. It would be nice to have holding tank gauges that are accurate.

Plus I like the vintage look.
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Re: converter batter charger upgrade

Unread postby Acesneights on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:40 pm

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1974 Travco 220 Parts unit
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