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Old 07-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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55 amp converter.. free to good home

55 amp MagnaTek convertor...works fine.

I put a jell battery and replaced it.

It came in a 2000 Safari.

Like I said works fine...just pay large flat rate box shipping.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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It's a MagnaTek model 7455.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:09 AM   #4
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That may have been a mistake. The converter provided you with much more that a very limited 12v supply from the battery...no matter how good and high AMPs.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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The new smart convertor I installed works fine and I don't have to worry about it frying my jell type battery....and hopefully my old one will give the fellow that got it several more years of service.
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Working on installing it now.

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The new smart convertor I installed works fine and I don't have to worry about it frying my jell type battery....and hopefully my old one will give the fellow that got it several more years of service.

Well that is almost the truth. I am ready to cut the wires on the old one to put in the new one but there is this troubling small black wire that comes out of the old magnetek Seen in the first photo. The second photo shows it coming in at the bottom of the converter charger with the white wire and then connecting on the side were there are some fuses? but not directly to the negative terminal. Any thoughts on where this wire goes? I have been trying to look in the owners manual and I opened the fuse box behind the goucho and it does not appear to attache there.

And a public and special thank you to LFC for passing along a converter that I hope will give me give me the service everyone brags about.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:00 AM   #7
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Looks like it goes with the white/negative wire ?

Before or after I cut it I'd get the cover off and see where it goes.
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Looks like it goes with the white/negative wire ?

Before or after I cut it I'd get the cover off and see where it goes.
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After looking on the website for Magnetek to see if I could identify the wire, (no help) and then calling the engineer at Magnetek, who could find any documentation on an extra wire coming out of a 900 series, I did what any smart Airstream owner would do. I read the forum for about an hour. With a little investigative work and some simple test with the handy tester I was able to deduce that it was the 12v power line to the indicator light on the information center above the stove. It seems that Magnetek may have been producing these especially for AS back in the day. I found a nice diagram of a work around where you have a small 12v charger that you plug into the 110 outlet with the new power supply to power the little red light as it should. I did not copy the link last night and now can not find the correct link, Here is another posting that describes the situation a little better but does not have the nifty drawing that I saw.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ing-65867.html

Thanks to all who keep the forum a place to come get the questions answered. Once again it shows that the collective experience and education can solve lots of mysteries. Glad this is a place where we all work together.

Thanks again to LFC, The Converter/Charger works great so far and is so much quieter.
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Is it gone? What is the jell battery and where do you purchase? Does it replace the converter?
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"jell battery" is a gel battery of some sort, either an actual gel-cell or perhaps an AGM. They have particular needs for charging profile and are quite expensive, so don't buy one unless you actually need one.

The battery is not a replacement for the converter/charger, it was his reason for buying a better converter/charger.
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Is it gone? What is the jell battery and where do you purchase? Does it replace the converter?
It is happily powering my system. Sorry yours went out. I hope you can find someone as nice as i did to pass their old one along.
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