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Old 09-03-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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Bye-Bye Univolt

The Univolt has to go. The hummmm..... makes me crazy. I've looked, I've searched the forums. The install I can do. But what to replace it with.......

Inteli-power, or WFCO, or ???? What is the way to go? Where to get it? What is the experience out there? What's the best unit to get? Who's the best person/place to get it from.

All opinions will be regarded equally. Your votes please.

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Old 09-03-2006, 06:56 PM   #2
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In other threads I came across this recomendation

Do a search for more info on "WFCO"
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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The Univolt has to go. The hummmm..... makes me crazy. I've looked, I've searched the forums. The install I can do. But what to replace it with.......

Inteli-power, or WFCO, or ???? What is the way to go? Where to get it? What is the experience out there? What's the best unit to get? Who's the best person/place to get it from.

All opinions will be regarded equally. Your votes please.

Thanks, Tamis
Airstream has used a new style solid state Univolt for many years, with great satisfaction.

A parts stocking dealer would have one for you.

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Old 09-04-2006, 09:16 PM   #4
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Airstream has used a new style solid state Univolt for many years, with great satisfaction.

A parts stocking dealer would have one for you.

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Old 09-04-2006, 10:29 PM   #5
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The Univolt has to go. The hummmm..... makes me crazy. I've looked, I've searched the forums. The install I can do. But what to replace it with.......

Inteli-power, or WFCO, or ???? What is the way to go? Where to get it? What is the experience out there? What's the best unit to get? Who's the best person/place to get it from.

All opinions will be regarded equally. Your votes please.

Thanks, Tamis
Tamis,

I have installed a 60A Intellipower with charge wizard while rebuilding my 1963 Overlander, and am very pleased with it so far. It might not be as noise-free as some have stated, but it is definitely a reliable unit, with good charging ability. I use 2 wet cell rv battereies from Interstate, and so far, the combination has been flawless.
I purchased the converter from the link in the second post. I was very pleased with their service, and got a discount as a forum member.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:12 PM   #6
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I replaced my Univolt with the Inteli-power 9100 series with the Charge Wizard. It has been flawless and quiet. The install was easy. The new 9200 series has the charge wizard built it. Both are available from the link in the second post. I bought mine there and they were very helpful.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:30 AM   #7
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Tamis,
We have the Univolt that parts stocking dealers have. They are great products and I recommend them highly. However, if you want a 3-stage, you will have to go with the WFCO or PD. We don't have a personal preference because the return rate under warranty is less than 1/2 of one percent with either product. I can say this, since so many OEMs went to the WFCO, they are getting more popular by the day and we actually sell more of them than any other brand. That doesn't make them better, just more popular and we have had excellent luck with them in the last couple years. Airstream is using the Parallax and its a good product, just not 3-stage.
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Old 09-06-2006, 07:25 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the info so far. Maybe someone can tell me what unit is the quietest? In bed, it's about 12" away fron my head.

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Old 09-06-2006, 07:31 PM   #10
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Found a dealer on ebay, Inteli-power 9260c for $140, free ship. Sounds like a good deal to me, Yes?
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:41 AM   #11
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Thanks to all. I went for the pd9260 on ebay. Couldn't find a better deal. He has more, in other sizes as well, if anyone's interested. Seems to be perfectly legit.

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Thanks to all. I went for the pd9260 on ebay. Couldn't find a better deal. He has more, in other sizes as well, if anyone's interested. Seems to be perfectly legit.

Tamis

Is that a brand new unit, or a rebuilt?

A new unit costs far more than that.

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Old 02-02-2007, 12:23 AM   #13
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A lot of OEMs were and appear to be unloading their stock. We swore by the brand for years and still have faith but they are not keeping up with the demand for the WFCO and Parallax. Tomorrow might be a different tune but I have only one way to guage it and that is what goes through our warehouse and what comes back.
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Thumbs up Don't knock the hum

I personally like the hum. hum. It has lots of positive hum, uses. Like, hum, it's hard to sleep hum on a still starry night without the drone of cars and trucks in the background humm. Like I put my head as close as possible to it hum, it drowns up my wife snoring hum. It's like having your own Hari Krishna chorus hum. It like scares away the bears humm.
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