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Old 05-15-2018, 04:41 PM   #1
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74 Argosy converter/charger diagram

Does anyone have a wire diagram, possibley color codes for the converter charger system, im having problems tracing some problems down and a clue as to how it is all suppose to be hooked up to batteries and fuses wold be a big help I cant seem to find one anywhere.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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From where you've posted this, I'm guessing your Argosy 24 is a motorhome (mine was a trailer) but I believe they used the same boat anchor...er.. Univolt converter-charger. If you're upgrading to a modern one (which is a great idea) you're likely to need some modifications anyway since the old Univolts has the fuse block built in. Modern replacements are either stand-alone converter-chargers like the Intelli-power PD92xx series or the Boondockers, or the "power center" type that also include 120V breakers and 12V fuses.

I've attached what passed as the electrical schematic for the 12V interior system in my '75 Argosy's owner's manual. It shows the general idea... big fuse inline in the lines to the battery, a 12V fuse block for power distribution within the coach. I set mine up so that the charge line to the battery tied in to the same lug on the fuse block where the output line from the converter came in, with an inline fuse close to the battery and the battery negative connected to both the chassis ground and the converter negative. There are likely some nice photos of the excellent OCD installations many people have done in various threads on this site.
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that diagram I have, what I dont have is colors the boat anchor is not in play i have another charger converter im trying to put in I just need to know what is what so I dont blow the system. if you happen to know where some of these lovely photos are id look at them because search brings me nothing. Thanks again.
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Several of the posts I've found so far that once had pictures had them hosted at evil Photobucket, so those are no longer visible.

Here's one with a hand-drawn schematic.

This thread may be helpful.
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