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Old 05-03-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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220V Univolt replacement

I want to replace my 110V Univolt with a 220V modern version, as I live in Europe. Any European version of the intelli-power 92 series, or any other ideas?
And yes I plan to renew my AC. The rest can all run off 220V. And can I keep my 110V fuse box?
All for a 1971 Overlander. All original besides new fridge. Thanks in advance, Mike
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Is 220V common in Europe or it this a special need/desire of yours? I am not familiar with Europe's standard power.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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Is 220V common in Europe or it this a special need/desire of yours? I am not familiar with Europe's standard power.

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It's the standard
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #4
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Is 220V common in Europe or it this a special need/desire of yours? I am not familiar with Europe's standard power.

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It's the standard here.
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I am sure there must be european "smart chargers" with 220 input. Do some googling on RV supply places there. For the Intellapower 92xx converter/chargers, I would contact them directly here in the states via email, to see if they have the 220 50 cycle version you need. You could use a stepdown transformer, but it is not a very good solution. I am sure 220 volt heater elements are available for your refrigerator, or if you are buying one there, it would be standard equipment.

The 120/240 volt breaker panel you have would work, but probably not be code legal in your country. I would probably change it out to a local one that fits your codes.
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I am sure there must be european "smart chargers" with 220 input. Do some googling on RV supply places there. For the Intellapower 92xx converter/chargers, I would contact them directly here in the states via email, to see if they have the 220 50 cycle version you need. You could use a stepdown transformer, but it is not a very good solution. I am sure 220 volt heater elements are available for your refrigerator, or if you are buying one there, it would be standard equipment.

The 120/240 volt breaker panel you have would work, but probably not be code legal in your country. I would probably change it out to a local one that fits your codes.
Change your fuse breaker as the 110V version is double the amp rate of 220V and won't trip as quickly as required
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Thanks for the feedback, I'll replace the circuit breaker. Googling for RV converter/charger didn't find me anything yet, so suggestions still welcome! What's in new European airstreams? Anyone?
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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I take it yours was built for the North America market then imported to Europe?

I ask because I know Airstream makes European-spec'd campers now - we saw one on the assembly line when we did the tour last summer. They mentioned they're much lighter than ours (sigh), but I didn't think about the differences in electrical systems at the time.
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What are you going to do with the 120V appliances? They won't run on 220V.

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Indeed my AS was imported, and I've replaced the fridge already, will do the same with AC.

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I don't think you are going to have a problem then finding a 12V power supply. I would expect that any local RV dealer in Europe would have them for your power system. I expect there is a switch or a jumper to switch between 120V and 220V. They are all made in China so I would assume they would make them to accomodate the most common power systems.

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You may be able to find one in Europe, but bestconverter.com has several that accept 220V inputs, such as the Samlex units, Xantrex TrueCharge2, etc.

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The furnace runs on 12V, and unless you have an AC/LP gas type of water heater, you don't need to worry about it either.

And as Barts mentioned, 220VAC to 12V DC converters are available here, but it would also be standard, off the shelf issue in Europe, too. Check the pricing there at some online places, since, unless they charge significantly more, the shipping overseas will be pricey.

I can't think of anything else that we have missed for a 1971 TT.

Oh, check to see if anyone has added an inverter (12V to 120V) to it though; that would need to be removed since it will be useless there.
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Thanks very much again, found one too: Sargent EC328. Will compare with bestconverters too. Thanks barts
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