Originally Posted by atom ant
The converter is rated for 100A, but not all of that is available to the charging circuit, which is were the slides would draw power from without a battery.
Well that sure confuses me because here is the section of the converter operating manual which says that the converter supplies power (12v) to appliances. In testing my converter last week I ran the hydraulic pump on the converter with the batteries disconnected from the system. One of the tests calls for putting a load on the converter and measuring the output voltage.
"All WFCO power converters are automatic three-stage switching
power supplies. The converter senses which mode it needs to be in by
checking the RV system voltage.
The three modes/stages of operation include:
Absorption mode/Normal operation
Nominal battery charge and supplies power to appliances
Bulk mode/Charge mode
Fast battery charge and supplies power to appliances
Float mode/Trickle charge
Trickle battery charge during storage
Absorption Mode: During this mode, the converter output is in the
13.7 Vdc range. This is the normal operation mode. This mode provides
the 12 Vdc and current required by the 12 Vdc RV appliances, as well as
slow charging the battery."