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Old 10-04-2014, 08:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I would test it. I looked at those converters for my mini phev kit that supplements the charging system and many are not adjustable. They also roll back or cut out when they get a certain temp. I ultimately went to 2 deep cycle batteries, an inverter and a mean well power supply. First a 150 watt then a 350 watt set to 14 volts. I know its full of losses and inefficiencies, but it works and I already had the parts laying around.

Still, even pushing 30 amps there are situation where its not enough and the converter has to take a break to cool down. Of course this is on a 2010 insight.

Maybe an older car like a metro uses less power? If you are passing through Richmond you can take my rig for a test.
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