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Posted: 05/22/22 10:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I prefer a deck mount instead of replacing the lower portion (MBA ) with another.

Good price here - note the shipping too

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There are other choices of course.

For the monitor that shows amps, there are many of them too. I have a lower cost one called "Renogy 500Amp" that shows amps and volts like you want for charging AGMs--or any other battery type.

BTW you don't have to yank your existing converter and put the deck mount in there. A deck mount can go anywhere handy--closer to the batteries the better. Does need 120v for it near enough for its power cord to reach.


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CONVERTER---Takes 120 input and outputs 12 volts to run the 12 volt loads on the RV. Secondary function is to trickle charge and maintain the Coach battery once fully charged when plugged into 120 Shore Power

INVERTER/CHARGER----- Connected directly to the Coach batteries and has a hi amp BATTERY CHARGER. NOT CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE RV 12 VOLT SYSTEM. It is connected to the Coach batteries and then the 12 volt connections are connected from the coach batteries to the fuse panel of the RV 12 volt systems. ALSO,(Inverter) certain 120 appliances(usually Microwave and TV/Entertaiment systems), when NOT plugged into Shore or Genset will take the Battery 12 volts and INVERT that current to 120 ac. Not very useful if you only have 1 coach battery, but will work.

INVERTER---- Which you state you have also. This appliance just plain Inverts 12 volt to 120 ac current and usually has less than 500 watts of power. Usually has a cigarette lighter quick plug if they are small Inverters. Doug

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