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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote furpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2018 at 2:58pm
If you are going to deck mount, just buy the converter you want, and deck mount it right behind the 8735, just move the wires from the one, to the other.

EDIT.. Looking at the 190 floorplan pictures, it would appear you would have to put it to the side, rather then behind. No issue.
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Need some help understanding.  Both these converters charge in a conventional 3 stage way.  Both charge at same voltage.  What does multiple batteries have to do with post?  That doesn't change what converter does.  The converters will charge at their capability.  What in an RPod environment would call for an 80A converter?  A Rpod is a 30A compatible RV, what benefit do you get from a 80A converter?  Doesn't matter about a generator, that's a shore power device.  I don't suggest telling the OP he's offtrack and agree it's his money, but what does this provide or correct?  Maybe I'm missing something.  I'll bet both these converters operate at same amps on charge circuit, otherwise they would as Lark pointed out overcharge a single battery.
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It is very confusing Mike and you get different answers from different people.  Since I will be using the RPod mainly for dry camping, I will be buying an inverter so I can watch TV and cook in the Microwave during the evening.  This will drain the battery really fast.   I need to charge the battery (or batteries) as quickly as possible by plugging the RPod into a generator during the day.  My original understanding was an 80 Amp Converter will charge a depleted battery 2.3 times faster than a 35 Amp Converter.  However, I think you and furpod are saying that I'm incorrect, and that they will both charge the battery at the same rate. 

 
I'm going to go to the RV dealer this weekend and hopefully get them to tell me what I need to do.  I'll share with everyone what they tell me.
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GCRicker, The converters both 35 and 80 amp have 3 stage regulated charge circuitry.  Many generators are built with unregulated charge circuits.  Adding an inverter will allow the use of certain appliances and will require a shore power source to recharge the batteries.  You could also add solar but it works much slower.  Your standard converter should work fine.  I think your mods should be along lines of solar, multiple batteries and a good generator source.  Happy Trails.
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Originally posted by GCRicker GCRicker wrote:

It is very confusing Mike and you get different answers from different people.  Since I will be using the RPod mainly for dry camping, I will be buying an inverter so I can watch TV and cook in the Microwave during the evening.  This will drain the battery really fast.   I need to charge the battery (or batteries) as quickly as possible by plugging the RPod into a generator during the day.  My original understanding was an 80 Amp Converter will charge a depleted battery 2.3 times faster than a 35 Amp Converter.  However, I think you and furpod are saying that I'm incorrect, and that they will both charge the battery at the same rate. 

 
I'm going to go to the RV dealer this weekend and hopefully get them to tell me what I need to do.  I'll share with everyone what they tell me.


A 80A charger won't charge any faster then a 35A charger.. batteries don't work like fuel tanks. You can only recharge at a percentage of the batteries capacity. and the battery charge rate slows considerably as it approaches 100%. Charging from, say, 50% SOC, the battery may take 4 times as long to get from 80% to 100%, as it did to get from 50% to 80%. When boondocking, we often don't get back to 100% SOC for a whole trip.. but we keep up enough to not fall below 50% SOC...
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