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Old 05-01-2015, 04:31 PM   #1
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Charging Amps of Onboard Converter

My new Wildcat came with a WF-9865 65 Amp Power Converter. I have have looked at the documentation and spec sheet and can see the different Voltages that it uses for charging in each of the 3 different stages, but I don't see the Amperes/current listed. Anyone know what those are at each charge stage?
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:59 PM   #2
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it will go up to 65 amps at the set voltage.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thank you, I knew it was 65-amps in total, but due to in-experience, and a misunderstanding on my part in regard to my batteries, I didn't think there was any way it could be pushing that much to the batteries. Besides answering my question this helped push me to understand things a bit more so thank you.

I am knew to investigating all the electrical more in depth, starting to explore solar and potentially an inverter. Do you or anyone have any recommendations on how to determine the electrical draw from the on board Furrion TVs? Their specs/manuals are a bit light on specifics.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:53 AM   #4
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Here is a chart attached might not be exact to your unit but it might help on the normal rated amp draw
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Try contacting WFCO... http://www.wfcoelectronics.com/UI/ContactUs.aspx

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Old 05-04-2015, 05:00 PM   #6
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Due to wire resistance and the type of battery, it may reach the voltage point before hitting the max amps.

For example one small 12 volt and the wire resistance, it may only have to put out 20 amps with a discharged battery before the voltage reaches the set point.

If you had mulitpile large batteries that are discharged, it may put out 40 or more amps before reaching the set voltage point.

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Yes that does, and I appreciate the additional information and clarification!

I have 2, Optima D34M 12v AGM batteries. One came with the unit and I had the dealer just add another to match, but that was before I started learning more and I am thinking I should have just investigated other options first. Combined they only have 110 amp/hours and my family and I typically boondock. When I read the specs on these batteries I incorrectly concluded that the batteries should only be charged at 10 amps and was thinking that was low and that it would take forever to charge two low batteries at that rate and that the 65-amps could damage the batteries. I now know that isn't right.

Recharging when we are camping is done through my Honda eu2000i but I am exploring and wanting to move to small solar setup to try and cut down the time I need to run the generator.
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Those batteries are for starting only, not deep cycle use like in an RV. That's why the capacity is so low. It even states on the Optima site that they're for starting only and not warranted for use in deep cycle applications. Not sure how long they will last in your situation. So I wouldn't worry too much about recharging.
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