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Old 09-02-2015, 08:16 PM   #11
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Replaced my WLCO converter under warranty with a Parallax unit. Doesn't matter how many batteries you have as the converter is only going to produce just so much power to the batteries. More batteries only means the converter will run longer.
Two years now with no more problems. The WFCO unit lasted 3 months and the RV shop said they will not use WFCO units. They strongly advised me to go with Parallax.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:00 PM   #12
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So you have 12v power in the camper until you unplug the 120v shore power?

If so it sounds like you've tripped a current limiting curcuit breaker which is normally near your positive battery cable.
Follow the positive battery cable from the battery to your camper inline you'll find a breaker similar to this.
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Thanks everyone for their help. A special thanks To TRUBS your pic's did the trick..It is fixed HHHaaaaaLLLuuuuuYA
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:01 PM   #13
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:49 PM   #14
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Doesn't matter how many batteries you have as the converter is only going to produce just so much power to the batteries. More batteries only means the converter will run longer..
Well that may true in some cases but it is also false in others.
Wet cells have about a 20% of capacity limit ...regardless of the size of the charger.
If you have a single group 31 battery with a 100 a/h capacity...it can take about 20amps of charging current. Lets say you have a fairly standard 55 amp charger... it will only be working at 20 amps in bulk mode...adding another of the same battery...will allow it to work at 40 amps charging current ...still well below capacity. Charging 2 batts will not take any longer than charging 1.
Now if you had a charger that could not supply 20% of the a/h capacity of the new bank... then it would take longer to charge 2 batts than one.

As a practical matter...if you stay plugged in most of the time this is no big deal...but if you boondock and charge via generator...you want to size your bank/charger system @ 20%+ of capacity to avoid longer generator run times.
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