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Old 10-04-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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Hi people. having finally hooked up a battery and checked the 12v system i hooked up the mains electrical system expecting a changeover switch or something, now in my safari there is a switch above the door, im not sure if its a changeover switch or not but when i switch it on a loud click in the main control panel is heard and the lights go out, but it resets after i switch it to off.

can anybody shed some LIGHT. on this. hehe!
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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Here's a post with the electrical schematic... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f303...ram-82064.html
Like on my '68 overlander - it enables the overhead light in the kitchen. Sounds like you have deeper problems but the light could have a short circuit and is tripping the self resetting circuit breakers. There is no changer that I'm aware of.
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:08 PM   #3
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Hi people. having finally hooked up a battery and checked the 12v system i hooked up the mains electrical system expecting a changeover switch or something, now in my safari there is a switch above the door, im not sure if its a changeover switch or not but when i switch it on a loud click in the main control panel is heard and the lights go out, but it resets after i switch it to off.

can anybody shed some LIGHT. on this. hehe!
Unless someone modified the electrical system, there is no changeover switch.

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Old 10-04-2014, 03:09 PM   #4
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thats interesting thanks, pretty much all the electrics i have tried work with exception to the AC and the gas/ electric fridge so im guessing there may be an issue there. the kitchen lights work fine on 12 volt, they have a three brightness switch on the actual light. thanks for the electrical link to wiring diagram.
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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the link however directs me to FANtastic fan info!! shameless plug or mistake! lol
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:06 PM   #6
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try it again. Seems to work. I got the schematic.
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Your AC won't run on 12v. It requires 115v and likely 30 amps. You can test it on household 115v 15 amp in "FAN" position only. Don't command "COOL" as the low household power could damage the motor. (Honey, there is smoke coming from the AC, is that okay?)

Your 68 Safari is built with Airstream's "univolt" system, meaning everything in the trailer except the AC will run on 12v. The "univolt" converter will also charge your battery when plugged in to 115v.

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i run my mains from a 16kva genset with a 56 amp supply 110v so its got plenty of juice, the reason why is that the UK runs 230v and i have no 110v feed. is there an owners manual showing you what switches everything on or off?
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i run my mains from a 16kva genset with a 56 amp supply 110v so its got plenty of juice, the reason why is that the UK runs 230v and i have no 110v feed. is there an owners manual showing you what switches everything on or off?
The main circuit breaker will turn "everything" off.

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Yay! found the problem. which im embarrassed to admit but will tell all to let you know of any others that have no clue being TOTALLY GREEN to airstreams and starting with something thats older than me( not by much mind).

I had, when viewing said airstream actually played with the switch on the side which i think is inconspicuously placed!!! hehehe

it functions, with a refrigerant topup im sure will be freaking cold, as it was quite cool after about 10-15 minutes.
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