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Old 03-12-2018, 08:42 PM   #51
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Like 'curru' responded, it's a low hum. I sleep with my head by the door, unless the trailer isn't level, in which case I sleep with my head on the high side. One other thought....I'm not sure you would want to leave the converter on overnight? I would think, with the converter running and what ever you're using the converter to power running, you wouldn't have much battery power, if any, left in the morning. I suppose you could also add some sound insulation between the converter and the mattress to lessen the minimal hum. Overall, it doesn't bother me much.
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One other thought....I'm not sure you would want to leave the converter on overnight? I would think, with the converter running and what ever you're using the converter to power running, you wouldn't have much battery power, if any, left in the morning.
The converter operates when on shore power and turns it into 12V DC power for the trailer. Battery power doesn't require this conversion since it's already 12V DC. Also, when plugged in to shore power, the other part of the WFCO, the charger, is charging the batteries, not depleting them.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:01 PM   #53
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One other thought....I'm not sure you would want to leave the converter on overnight? I would think, with the converter running and what ever you're using the converter to power running, you wouldn't have much battery power, if any, left in the morning.
The converter charges the battery, not the other way around. While you don't need to leave it running at night (as long as you have enough charging time the next day to replace whatever battery charge is used overnight), leaving the converter/charger turned on will certainly not run down the battery.

In contrast, if you have an inverter, turn it off if you don't need 120 V AC power from it for any extended period of time. Yes, it will run down the battery when turned on, even if there is nothing being powered by it.

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The converter operates when on shore power and turns it into 12V DC power for the trailer.
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Also, when plugged in to shore power, the other part of the WFCO, the charger, is charging the batteries, not depleting them.
Two true statements, but "other" part? The converter/charger is one item.
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Two true statements, but "other" part? The converter/charger is one item.
One item yes, two different functions on the board. There's a charger and a converter. I suppose it's simpler just to refer to them as one thing, but I was trying to make it clear that the converter's purpose was to convert AC power to DC, and without AC power in, the converter doesn't come into play. And of course, when connected to shore power, the charger function is charging, not depleting.
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Okay, my mistake. I meant to say "inverter" instead of "converter". It's the inverter that is under the bed in our reversed 19. Yes, the inverter does hum a bit when used. Sorry for the confusion. In our trailer the converter is under the dinette bench seat in the the rear of the trailer.
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If you are going to sleep, there is no need for the inverter to be "on" and wasting your batteries, turn it off until needed in the am, your humming will be eliminated.
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If you are going to sleep, there is no need for the inverter to be "on" and wasting your batteries, turn it off until needed in the am, your humming will be eliminated.

Unless you run your CPAP off AC. Or charge your electric toothbrush at night. Or sleep-cook.
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I'm thinking of doing the reverse in my 19 as well. Just have to consider if a 44 inch bed is going to be comfortable enough for two people. Having a large U-shaped lounge area at the other end would be great though!
Lay on a piece of plywood with a 2 by 4 tacked on each side and see how that works.
A 44” wide bed for 2?
Now You’re best friends for sure now what about after a week?
But I suppose there’s always the seating area to sleep....is that the dog house?.....lol
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A switch could be put inline to turn off the charger at night when plugged into AC. Every AC and DC item would work but the battery would not be charging.
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Unless you run your CPAP off AC. Or charge your electric toothbrush at night. Or sleep-cook.
A CPAP definitely makes boondocking more challenging. You'd have to take a close look at the power requirements and your battery capacity. I would think solar (a means of recharging your batteries) would be a must.

Do they have 12V CPAPs? That would probably be way more efficient.
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