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Old 09-06-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Upgrade Converter Tropical 6350?

My 1998 Tropical 6350 converter is bad. the original is a IOTA DLS55 (55AMP). I can still buy this exact unit, plug and play but it is no big deal for me to wire in a new smart converter, or even a higher amp converter. The cost difference is pennies since I have to buy already.

I am thinking about a higher amp converter because I am also thinking about adding a few batteries, a second 250 AMP alternator and going up to a 5000AMP inverter down the road. Hoping to not need to run the genny while driving.

So is there any negative to going up to like a 80 AMP smart converter? Anyone done all this?

This all seems to make sense on paper?
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:27 PM   #2
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All but the 5000 amp inverter.

I know you probably mean a 5000 WATT inverter.

What are you trying to run, going down the road, that needs a 5000 watt inverter ?

If your looking to run the rooftop AC, you are going to fall short of the needed 150 + amps, while not running that 250 amp alternator at highway type engine speeds.
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:53 PM   #3
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After talking to a couple of companies that make converters it seemed the best thing to do is just go with a stock replacement Iota 55. I might go solar down the road
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:02 PM   #4
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upgrade converter charger

Did you ever replace? with what, mine is fine but good to know in future - Is this a better than OEM with smart stage charging today?

Iota 55
IOTA DLS-55/IQ4 12 VOLT 55 AMP 4 STAGE AUTOMATIC SMART BATTERY CHARGER / POWER SUPPLY
$300
https://www.amazon.ca/DLS-55-AUTOMAT.../dp/B0074JVO0A

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IOTA Product Specifications

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Old 09-18-2016, 11:54 PM   #5
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Probably a good converter. However, the 13.6V or 14.2V charging is low. Check with the manufacturer of you house batteries what they require for the daily charge. Trojan says 14.7V daily charge. I have Interstate GC2 6V house batteries and have my solar controller set at 14.5V bulk and absorption 13.2 float.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:51 AM   #6
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I bought a brand new IOTA 55DSL from www.solar-electric.com and got it delivered for $170.02. They had it in stock and were awesome to deal with. I have not installed it yet bit it is a plug and play replacement. They have a smart adapter plug in, I did not order. just want to get it running for now.
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