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Old 07-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 FR Wildwood T26FK. I installed a Alpine stereo system that has a plug-and-play compact Class D amplifier for Alpine in-dash receivers. When I crank up the sound it cuts off for just a few seconds then comes back on. Bottom line is I cant play it as loud as I prefer. I think the issue is my converter needs to be larger. Does anyone know about upgrading the converters? Should I get one with more amps? My TT is just a standard 30 amp service, one 12 volt battery,etc. nothing extra.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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The converter works in conjunction with the battery so I don't believe thats your issue.
Since you didn't say I will assume your converter is a wfco and probably a 55 amp which is more than enough to run your stereo imo .

If your battery isn't going dead and all 12v items are working your converter and charging system are working.

I believe you have a problem with your install or radio to be honest.


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Old 07-13-2013, 05:49 PM   #3
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I have a 2004 FR Wildwood T26FK. I installed a Alpine stereo system that has a plug-and-play compact Class D amplifier for Alpine in-dash receivers. When I crank up the sound it cuts off for just a few seconds then comes back on. Bottom line is I cant play it as loud as I prefer. I think the issue is my converter needs to be larger. Does anyone know about upgrading the converters? Should I get one with more amps? My TT is just a standard 30 amp service, one 12 volt battery,etc. nothing extra.
Maybe it is just karma at work.
It may not be loud enough for you, but how about the campers who like peace and quiet?
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The converter works in conjunction with the battery so I don't believe thats your issue.
Since you didn't say I will assume your converter is a wfco and probably a 55 amp which is more than enough to run your stereo imo .

If your battery isn't going dead and all 12v items are working your converter and charging system are working.

I believe you have a problem with your install or radio to be honest.


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Its actually a Parallax 7300 series. the radio works great except when you increase the volume. I have noticed though that sometimes my lights in my TT dim without the stereo on and I get a occasional 'electrical" smell so I do believe its possibly my converter is going bad, what is your opinion on that. If I replace my converter do you recommend the WFCO brand. I know nothing about converters , are they simply just "plug in and use"?
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I would extremely recommend a progressive dynamics converter and you can up the amp size if you want.
id recommend 70 or 80 amp
PD9200 Series RV Power Converters

I would also recommend the charge wizard as well.
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How big is your amp ? depending on the power of your amp, it should be directly ran to the battery however its okay to run your switching circuit to your converter
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converter upgrade

Its a in line amp that plugs in between the radio and the power dis- connect,not much power but increases clarity in the sound.

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The owners manual specifications do not list the current draw of this amplifier, but it does contain a 15 Amp fuse. That's a heap of a power draw, but besides draining a battery pretty fast, it should run when using shore power and the converter.

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Maybe it is just karma at work.
It may not be loud enough for you, but how about the campers who like peace and quiet?
X2...not everyone wants to listen to loud music when they are camping.
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X2...not everyone wants to listen to loud music when they are camping.
You both are making the assumption that he doesn't have like minded neighbors (if any, at all)...
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