Can I use a 30a converter to charge batteries if I'm using a. 30a electrical box? I want to be able to charge batteries when hooked up to shore power. I will be running a fantastic fan nada few LED lights. AC power will be a tv, fridge, microwave and maybe small air conditioner. I bought an AC- DC box from another member on this site and want to start wiring.
Post by dawgpound on Sept 11, 2012 13:29:47 GMT -5
I am putting a 45amp Inteli-Power Converter with Charge Wizard in our Starflyte. Our Starflyte will have a 30amp breaker panel. In our teardrop camper and teardrops that I have built in the past, I use the same 45amp Converter and the teardrops only have a 20amp power supply. This converter has worked well for us and the Charge Wizard can either maintain the battery or if need be, it can do a fast charge.
The answer to your question is yes. The 30 amp converter often has a 110 breaker box built in but if not, yes.
Depending on the Converter model, it may not be a *smart* charger, so you need a battery cutoff to prevent overcharging. I used a NOS Magnetek 6300 on my 53 Hanson, and it will overcharge if plugged in days at a time.