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Old 02-12-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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1968 Univolt - Working

Anybody interested in a 1968 univolt from a 1968 overlander. I am upgrading my electrical and this part still works. Available for sale or trade. I am new to this forum so I am not sure if this this is the place for this. If not let me know where. Thanks,

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:15 PM   #2
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Good power supply for yard lights, bad for batteries.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:30 PM   #3
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Good power supply for yard lights...
Not that I know everything by any stretch, but Greg's suggestion for re-purposing is something that never crossed my mind. An old Univolt will work great in that capacity.

While I have not tried it myself, many emails about Univolts were swapped with someone else who used an old Univolt to do small-scale welding. Since, by design, a Univolt can shrug off shorting its terminals together, DC welding is is another valid use for old Univolts.

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #4
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...and consider Zep's suggestion in another thread of keeping it around as a 12v power supply for testing appliances... or running your antique toy train set at Christmastime ;-)
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:55 PM   #5
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I have one too that I would like to get rid of. It is from my 1977 Argosy 24. It was still in operation until I replaced it last year with a modern converter that I could run with my 2kw generator. The univolt is very very heavy - might not be worth the shipping cost.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:19 PM   #6
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I'd like to have one to tear apart. I cant find a Schematic on a Univolt. The filter caps in mine are bad either that or it hums cause it don't know the words. Id bet they can be rebuilt. I have not had a problem with it cookin the batteries yet.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:05 PM   #7
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Here's one that's close to yours

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... I cant find a Schematic on a Univolt. The filter caps in ...
For what it's worth, Univolts do no filtering.

Check this web page for a generic schematic.

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Old 03-14-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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Univolt Replacement

The Univolt is still working in our 65 Safari. We have updated most everything. My question is will it we really benefit us to replace it? Any thoughts are appreciated......Tim
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:56 PM   #9
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Yeh! Mine doesn't know the words either. However it does interfer with the AM side of my portable radio. You can hear it going hiisss----hiisss----hiisss! I think the battery is fully charged and it is in the trickle mode for lack of a better term.
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The Univolt is still working in our 65 Safari. We have updated most everything. My question is will it we really benefit us to replace it? Any thoughts are appreciated......Tim
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #11
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... Check this web page for a generic schematic.
Based on input from Art in Athens, TX, my Overlander's Univolt page (cited above) has been updated with additional information.

While my Airstream's original Univolt still works, it was replaced years ago with modern electronics. But I thought Art's contribution would help update the Univolt aficionado experience base.

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:18 PM   #12
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Electronic technology has made the old Univolts about as useful as an AM vacuum tube radio from the '50s. They may still work, but not very well considering what can be done for $150 replacement today. Other than a museum piece restoration, I can't imagine anyone wanting one.
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