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12 volt lights question

Jack L

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Your converter is designed to keep your batteries charged and does this by (1) monitoring the battery voltage to determine what the state of charge (SOC) is and (2) then suppling the appropriate voltage to the batteries to bring them up to a 100% SOC.  This voltage will vary depending on the SOC of the battery.  Without batteries connected the converter will probable still provide something close to 12-13 volts but I would certainly want to measure it with a good quality volt meter before I ran the entire RV from it.  Voltage could be low or excessive causing damage to some components.  Plus, the batteries  act as a filtering device to smooth the output of the converter.  Without the smoothing there could be excessive noise riding on the 12 volts which could also damage components.

Bottom line is the converter is designed to have batteries connected!


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