Originally Posted by tinindian79
i have a 1977 excella 500 but the batteries always discharge even with the humming noise from the univolt. Ive decided to replace with an Intella power. My main questions are- with a converter when your plugged to shore power will the 12 volt
lights and accessories work even when the batteries are discharged or dead? i had a Holiday Rambler (1980)that even with NO battery installed- all the lights and accessories would still work when plugged to shore power and never had a problem. Is the Univolt more of a battery charger instead of a converter? Thanks for your help
The Univolt is a battery charger, and a converter.
It converts 120 volts AC, to a 12 to 14 volts DC.
What is the DC output voltage? That depends on the charge condition of the battery.
Basically, with the Univolt wired and functioning properly, it charges the battery and keeps it at 100 percent.
Then you turn on some lights. The Univolt then supplies the extra power, for those lights, or whatever extra load you may have engaged.
In that way, it keeps the battery at 100 percent, at all times, and yet powers the load demand, up to the limit of it's maximum output in amps.