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Old 07-30-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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Run Fridge bypassing univolt

I have a 1975 20er with original Dometic fridge and am wondering if I can rig the fridge to run of 110 directly and by pass the univolt? Anyone
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To the best of my scant knowledge you have to have 12VDC for the control board. You theoretically could bypass the board by running the heater directly to the 120VAC but you would have no temperature control.

You may get away with buying a small 120VAC/12VDC transformer from somewhere like Radio Shack and powering just the reefer control board but why? Is your Univolt dead?

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The standard 2 way (gas/electric) refrigerator of that era does not use 12 volts. When it is on gas, it is only gas. When on electric, it is only 120 volts. The converter is not used in either mode of operation.
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