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Old 09-15-2002, 04:04 PM   #1
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cover for univolt

The univolt in my '77 Sovereign does not have a cover over it. I assume that it did when it was new because there is a sort of frame around it. I am a bit concerned about having the various electrical connections uncovered in case of contact with cloth or other material that might be tossed (or fall) behind the goucho. So I have two questions. First, would a sheet of plexiglass cut to fit be an appropriate cover? Second, do I need to worry about heat build-up behind any cover I put over the univolt.

Thanks for your advice.

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Old 09-15-2002, 05:36 PM   #2
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You can use plexiglass, but it must have relatively small holes for ventilation (small enough to keep it free from foreign objects, large enough to cool). For the same reason the area around it should be kept clear.

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Old 09-15-2002, 08:02 PM   #3
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Plexiglas would look cool, but...the reason it is metal covered is to contain sparks and flames. I have opened power supplies and circuit breaker boxes before and the only thing that contained the flames was the metal covering. Same reason construction codes require metal plates over junction boxes in residential wiring. Your uncovered, exposed Univolt is extremely hazardous.

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