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Old 07-09-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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is it safe to charge the batteries on a 20 amp home circut or should it be higher?
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:04 PM   #2
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Any 15 amp circuit is adequate for most purposes.

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Old 07-09-2016, 03:09 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:22 PM   #4
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More specifically, the batteries are charged by the converter. The converter has a maximum output of 55 amps at something close to 12 volts DC, so the input couldn't be more than 7 amps at 120 volts AC. So not only does it not need a 20 amp circuit, it will only use less than half (and usually much less) of the capacity of a 15 amp circuit... if all you're doing is charging the battery and running 12 V DC stuff (such as lighting and roof vent fans).
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