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Old 09-05-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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I have a f650 conversion that currently has a power converter and I'm thinking of installing a inverter charger. My question is can I remove the converter since the inverter will charge the batteries? Anyone here done this?
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:02 AM   #2
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Yes.
Personally though, I prefer separate inverter and converter/charger.
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Thanks for the reply what is your reason for that? I know you can't have both on at the same time if both chargers are on?
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I repair electrical controls for a living.
As much as I hate too admit it, the more complex something is the greater chance of it breaking.
If one half of the combo unit fails, you have to replace the whole thing.
A stand alone inverter can be picked up at many auto parts stores, harbor freight, probably at Sears and Wally World.
A converter isn't much more than a transformer, 4 diodes, and a regulator chip with a control transistor. If/when the diodes go bad, New ones can be installed very cheaply.
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Ok thanks for the info.
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