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Old 10-15-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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AC/DC electrical distribution system, 55-amp. converter/charger

The title is what it says I have (on the Winnebago site) . But when I am bulk charging my 800AH worth of batteries, the display indicates it is providing them with 105 amps. What gives?
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:07 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:24 AM   #3
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I'm guessing you have a magnum inverter/charger which replaces the converter and can provide up to 125 amps vs the 55. If you have a factory residential refer, this is what you have.

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Old 10-17-2019, 07:09 AM   #4
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I'm guessing you have a magnum inverter/charger which replaces the converter and can provide up to 125 amps vs the 55. If you have a factory residential refer, this is what you have.

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Thank you Sam, I looked into my "bag-o-literature" and indeed this is what I have. Oddly though, I opted out of the residential fridge in favor of a Norcold dual power unit.

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Steve, you now have a great boon-docking setup. Did the factory install the Norcold or the dealer?

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Old 10-17-2019, 07:45 AM   #6
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800-amp hours of batteries? That would be unusual. I’d expect you to have 4-AGM “commercial” house batteries for a total Of 400-amp hours.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:59 PM   #7
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800-amp hours of batteries? That would be unusual. I’d expect you to have 4-AGM “commercial” house batteries for a total Of 400-amp hours.
Ya, A bit of a story there. I thought the coach would come with 2 batteries, since I did not order it with a residential fridge. So while it was being built, I got 2 more of the same size/type so I would have 4. Then the coach came in with 4 (to my surprise) and I saw that the compartment would easily hold 6. Then I discovered another 2 could be housed under the stairs with the engine battery. So I ordered one more. Total of 7 house batteries. NAPA grp 31's. About 800AH.

I would love to have had AGM or GC batteries, but why waist these nice NAPA commercial grade batteries? They do fine, and the 5 stage charger keeps the maintenance to a minimum. I'll get 5 years out of them.
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I would love to have had AGM or GC batteries, but why waist these nice NAPA commercial grade batteries?
It's possible your's are different, but my Commercial NAPA batteries ARE AGM batteries.

NAPA Part #: BAT 9831DT
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:21 AM   #9
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What a great setup. All you need is solar (if you don't already have it).
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Steve, you now have a great boon-docking setup. Did the factory install the Norcold or the dealer?

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I ordered it from the factory with that option. We do a lot of dry camping and I just wasn't ready for the residential option yet.
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It's possible your's are different, but my Commercial NAPA batteries ARE AGM batteries.

NAPA Part #: BAT 9831DT
Wow, I wish mine had come with those. Although they are about twice the price of what I have. BAT 8231

I also have a small (20A) solar charger which I use with 300W of panels. It is bluetooth controlled so I can just leave it in the battery compartment and connect with the phone/tablet when needed.

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Nice setup! I also have 300W on the roof, but it came with a 30W solar controller. I’m also letting my AGM batteries age out before my next big project to upgrade to Lithium batteries.
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