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Old 04-05-2016, 06:51 AM   #11
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Subaru287 - I don't think I can ever not have my 2KW generator along for the trip haha.. Too big a 12VDC user here ... I see your DC Current went to 17Amps DC current when you first turned on your converter/charger. My setup demands around 52-53AMPS Dc current when I run my batteries down to their 50% charge state and turn on the the converter/charger.

It is very important for me to get my batteries back up to their 90% charge state before using them again and with just enough room on my POPUP roof for maybe 360Watts of solar panels I know I won't be able to produce enough initial DC current from the panels to quickly get my batteries to tapper down to the 8AMPS or so DC current demand.

Running the generator will do this is about 30 minutes time and then my nominal 17 AMPS or so of Solar panels DC output current should get my battery bank to its 90% charge state before I loose high sun...

Having the generator available also is the only to make it work when I have cloudy days...

The generator is secured in my covered truck bed next to the tailgate corner so I am really glad to have it around when needed for sure haha... It is used for several other things associated with my Truck outings not just Rv Tent Trailer Camping...

Just saved me yesterday in our local WALMART parking lot where I went inside for around an hour and forgot to shut down my Ham Radio... Truck just went click click click when I got back haha... Just started my 2Kw generator after pulling it out onto the tailgate and plugged in my handy Schumacher 10AMP smart mode charger and in about 5 minutes I was up enough on my start battery to crank up the truck...

Great PLAN-B to have...

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Old 04-05-2016, 07:04 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Jmooney View Post
Was it in bulk charging mode?

My converter ( don't know type ) has an LED to indicate mode and a select button to force the charging mode....

Very interesting observations....
That is a converter made by Progressive. They have proven to be an excellent converter. I'm sure Jayco doesn't want to put all there eggs in one basket, but it's a shame that they don't have a better second choice then WFCO. As someone else said, they aren't a very good converter!

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