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Old 10-02-2016, 07:59 AM   #15
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Sorry I haven't been back to the forum for a few days. Thanks Greystroke for the advice. I will have to think about this for a while. Does the 12 volt system absolutely need the battery or can it function off the converter? And ,. If I can start the generator, I only get 110 correct? But that would charge the batteries if they are left in the coach? Kind of a catch 22. Need batteries to start generator and need generator to charge batteries. This is assuming I am Not booked up to shore power. I would like to know why you think I would blow a fuse.
My converter has two external fuses on the converter and two non-accessable internal fuses. Without batteries the converter may blow if you draw too much at one time. For example I have electric slides that draw high intitial current . Without batteries to assist it could blow. My Progressive converter worked for years but when my coach batteries started failing I blew an internal fuse. But I was also trying to start my generator. So one of my internal fuses blew (have to remove rivits to get to it). Since I was on the road I opted for a new converter. I will repair the old converter shortly. So it may not blow if you just operate lights or panels. Be careful what you try to do and you probably will be ok.
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Gregstroke, would that depend on the draw? I haven't come across any literature in the file on this rig on the converter. I will have to find the converter and look it up to see how much draw it can handle. Thanks again for all your advice. I will let you know what happens. Might not be for several months.
Yes it does depend on draw. So you may get away with operating low current stuff. Would not try fans, electric slides or generator start. I have a Progressive Dyn. 9260. Max input power is 1000Watts. It can provide a surge for very short period of 60 amps DC. Exceed that and she may blow. Exceeding the max input power and it might blow. Yes, draw is important.
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Thanks LT. Already did that. Your right about the memory thing. I also have a hydration system hooked to my 4 6 volts. It has a tube coming off of it and I have not figured out how to use that yet. Probably should do a separate battery post if I can't find it on the internet. The batteries are Trojan Powertron 2000 deep cycle and they have the Trojan Hydrolink system. More research....Thanks again for your time and suggestions.
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