Gorfllub
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12v output current?

Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:32 pm

Good day.

New here. Just bought my 12 today.

Does anyone know the output current of the DC/DC?

I’m looking to add some high drain 12v loads to a larger battery. I need to know if the Converter can keep up.

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Re: 12v output current?

Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:23 am

I believe it maxxes out at 80 amps - Not sure I would try to run it continuously at anything close to that number though

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Gorfllub
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Re: 12v output current?

Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:17 pm

Well I am thinking of putting in a separate 12v system.

It can be isolated from the main system except when charging.

Of course it can slow down main charging if it is quite low.

I am also considering a fully isolated system at all times. Wire in marine style on board charger and tie it into the incoming AC leads. So still gets charged when the car gets charged, but puts no extra load on the vehicle systems.

Most of my driving will end up being highway for 60km at a time. So 45 mins or so. The aux 12v system should stand up just fine with the short on time and being recharged after each trip.

But even at 80A, that's tons and tons to charge the aux battery as well. But to maintain range, it would be isolated during driving.

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