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Old 09-24-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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Installing a new intellipower converter 45 amps

model number 9245C into my 1965 Caravel, I attached a picture showing where the old univolt was, I ran the power to a GFCI. 20 amp receptacle. U.P.S. will be delivery my converter tomorrow, my question is how does the converter hook-up to the other 2 wires shown in the picture..........thanks for your time
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They're pretty simple to install but from that picture it appears those are AC wires, no? You can plug the power cord of the converter into the GFCI but you will need to route your DC wires to the converter to power your distribution panel and charge the battery.
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They're pretty simple to install but from that picture it appears those are AC wires, no? You can plug the power cord of the converter into the GFCI but you will need to route your DC wires to the converter to power your distribution panel and charge the battery.
Those are the wires that came out of the univolt.....
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Those are the wires that came out of the univolt.....
Do you have a volt meter? If so, plug in the battery after making sure none of those wires are touching anything, and check for 12 volts DC. If one pair of wires has 12 volts, make a note of which wire is positive so you can hook it back up correctly.
If you don't have 12V to any of those wires, again making sure they aren't touching anything, plug into shore power and check them for 120Volts AC. If they both have 120 volts, don't hook either set up to the output side of the converter, it will do its own little version of three mile island in nothing flat.
Please let us know your findings so we can continue to help.
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Do you have a volt meter? If so, plug in the battery after making sure none of those wires are touching anything, and check for 12 volts DC. If one pair of wires has 12 volts, make a note of which wire is positive so you can hook it back up correctly.
If you don't have 12V to any of those wires, again making sure they aren't touching anything, plug into shore power and check them for 120Volts AC. If they both have 120 volts, don't hook either set up to the output side of the converter, it will do its own little version of three mile island in nothing flat.
Please let us know your findings so we can continue to help.
I ran the 120volts AC to the GFCI, those expose wires that you see have to be 12 volts......
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those expose wires that you see have to be 12 volts......
yes that is correct!

what terry is trying to tell you is to make sure the polarity is correct!

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yes that is correct!

what terry is trying to tell you is to make sure the polarity is correct!

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Thanks John HD, first, thanks very much for your help on my brake, turn signal problem, every thing is working perfect, on the intelipower my guess
is that the white wires are neg, black positive......
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There you have it, if those are the 12 volt, your all set. One pair goes to the distro panel and the other to the battery, most likely. My guess is black is pos and white is neg but you better check it.
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that would be a reasonable assumption.

however, you will want to check it with a meter to be certain. with your newly aquired volt ohm meter check that the white wires show zero ohms to the skin.

-or- connect the battery and check for 12 volts on the black wire. only one will be hot the other runs to the trailer as randy suggested.

when you get your converter tommorrow mount it in a convienent location then run wire of the same size to the ones you pictured and connect with good grade wire nuts.

black to positive and white to negative if your tests confirm this.....

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that would be a reasonable assumption.

however, you will want to check it with a meter to be certain. with your newly aquired volt ohm meter check that the white wires show zero ohms to the skin.

-or- connect the battery and check for 12 volts on the black wire.

when you get your converter tommorrow mount it in a convienent location then run wire of simalar size to the ones you pictured and connect with good grade wire nuts.

black to positive and white to negative if your tests confirm this.....

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We're all trying to keep you from letting the factory-installed smoke out of your new Intellipower. If you let the smoke out, you have to return it to the factory to be refilled.
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We're all trying to keep you from letting the factory-installed smoke out of your new Intellipower. If you let the smoke out, you have to return it to the factory to be refilled.
If you see a big mushroom cloud over Michigan that is me trying to hook-up
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If you have any trouble with with the install, give me a holler. I know you didn't get it from us but I'll help you. I have the code to keep the factory smoke in...That made me laugh Terry!
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that would be a reasonable assumption.

however, you will want to check it with a meter to be certain. with your newly aquired volt ohm meter check that the white wires show zero ohms to the skin.

-or- connect the battery and check for 12 volts on the black wire. only one will be hot the other runs to the trailer as randy suggested.

when you get your converter tommorrow mount it in a convienent location then run wire of the same size to the ones you pictured and connect with good grade wire nuts.

black to positive and white to negative if your tests confirm this.....

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John

Installed the intelipower, everything seems to working ok, the intelipower is reading 13.5 volts and the battery is saying 11.95 volts.......
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looking good toastie!

nice touch with the green chassis ground!

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