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Old 04-19-2005, 10:21 AM   #1
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univolt/converter connectivity

Is the univolt connected to charge the engine battery as well as the coach batteries?
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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the reason I ask is:
I'll be changing out to intellipower + charge wizard; and from what I understand, it doesnt like charging different types of batteries.
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Is the univolt connected to charge the engine battery as well as the coach batteries?

There is normally an isolator or isolation relay that keeps the two systems independent when sitting at a campground. On the road this system will connect the batteries together so the alternator will charge them all. based on the year of your MH I would bet it has a red or blue battery isolator installed under the hood, attached to the firewall. If it is a relay it could be almost anywhere.
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thanks for the reply.

Yeah, I have the blue isolator under the hood.
My understanding (ha ha) of the isolator (by way of the manual / very possibly misunderstood) is that the batteries are isolated on the output side so as not to combine and overload circuits throughout the rig.

I can see that I've got some studying to do on this subject.
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