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Old 08-21-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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My 1973 Sovereign has dim lights while plugged into shore power..what's wrong??? Its like the lights are running from the battery only. Would all be fine with a new battery?? Is the converter shot?? Please help!
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:19 PM   #2
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My 1973 Sovereign has dim lights while plugged into shore power..what's wrong??? Its like the lights are running from the battery only. Would all be fine with a new battery?? Is the converter shot?? Please help!
First thing you need to do is measure your DC Voltage. Post your findings and then we can help.
Measure across the battery posts with the traielr plugged in, and then unplugged from 120V
Also, if you can, you might measure the voltage at one of the lights that are dim.
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Hi, Dallas,

Well, I just have to ask . . . does it have it have BRIGHT lights when you're NOT plugged into shore power or are they just dim all the time?

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Dallas,
Your Univolt probably is not working to charge the batteries. We had the same problem on our 71 Safari until a friend replaced a resister inside the Univolt.
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There is a black plug under the stove that I can connect a little charger on to and after a couple of hours the lights are much brighter for a while after I disconnect but than it seems the charge is weakening and they go back to being dim. There is also a black rocker switch that looks like it is factory installed down towards the bottom of the wall the stove is on that I can click three ways and one of them makes the convertor or univolt system hum. Any way I do the rocker switch the lights stay dim.
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There is a black plug under the stove that I can connect a little charger on to and after a couple of hours the lights are much brighter for a while after I disconnect but than it seems the charge is weakening and they go back to being dim. There is also a black rocker switch that looks like it is factory installed down towards the bottom of the wall the stove is on that I can click three ways and one of them makes the convertor or univolt system hum. Any way I do the rocker switch the lights stay dim.
Sounds like perhaps the Univolt, or the battery wiring is having problems.
The lights should brighten as you turn on the Univolt.
If the auxilliary charger brings more brightness to the lights, than that measn that tere is a temporary charge on the battery. This would be the Univolt's job, to keep the battery charged and keep the light bright.....
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Dan, I think you are on to something. I thank you for you time. Dallas
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Thank You I believe it is the Univolt. Dallas
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