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Old 11-06-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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Replacing Converter

So I am upgrading to a smart Progressive Dynamics converter for my Sunseeker 2900. I am reading the installation instructions away from my RV and they say not to use a higher amperage than the original converter. I cant check the amperage on the original right now. Had anyone replaced their converter with a higher amperage?
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:27 PM   #2
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How much higher? I think mine went from 50 to 55 amps
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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So I am upgrading to a smart Progressive Dynamics converter for my Sunseeker 2900. I am reading the installation instructions away from my RV and they say not to use a higher amperage than the original converter. I cant check the amperage on the original right now. Had anyone replaced their converter with a higher amperage?
Some discussion here. I kept asking around and researching after the thread fizzled out. In the end, I'm convinced a modest increase of the amps (say from 50 to 70) is perfectly safe. There are many who've done that.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:05 PM   #4
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I went from 55 to a 70.
Never looked back.

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Old 11-06-2014, 07:24 PM   #5
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Personally, I would not do it unless the wiring to the batteries is increased in size also. I doubt whether rv manufacturers oversize the wiring. Even 50 amp to 70 is a 40% increase in amperage.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:39 PM   #6
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The new PD is 55 amps. I still can't find the amps on the old one. I know Isaw it somewhere. Thanks for the other thread Ham_Bone, that was helpful. I don't think 55 is so insanely high it will cause an issue.
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I see in your profile that you have a 2009 year model 2900. All 2010 and 2011 Sunseekers had 55 amp convertors. It's very likely that your 2009 has the same.
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I see in your profile that you have a 2009 year model 2900. All 2010 and 2011 Sunseekers had 55 amp convertors. It's very likely that your 2009 has the same.
55 is the norm for anything but a pop up. "45"

70-100 are normally big toy haulers and big coaches.

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