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DC-DC Buck Boost in series with Orion-Tr Smart to limit current?

In theory, what would happen if I put, say, any "random" 10A DC-DC converter between my alternator and my Orion-Tr Smart 12|12-18? Would that explode or screw something up? Or would it work as a way of limiting the current drawn from my teeny-tiny alternator?

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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

That will overload and maybe damage/destroy the small DCDC. If the small DCDC have a protection against overload it will shut down.

As far as I know there is something in development to adjust the current of the Smart Orions, but I don't know if that will be just a firmware update or a new hardware revision and there is also no release date for that.

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That makes sense!

Fingers crossed for a firmware update. Thanks!

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snoobler answered ·

Not a recommendation, but an concept:


https://www.amazon.com/SMAKN%C2%AE-Waterproof-DC-DC-module-Converter/dp/B017CNAL56


8-40VDC input, 13.8V/5A output - would make a decent float charger

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