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Old 05-27-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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69 Safari Univolt system

Hi just purchased a 1969 Safari, this is my first Airstream.
I went to hook up a 12v radio in it, I checked power at the wires from were the old radio used to be and I am getting 16.5 to 23 volts DC.
Any ideas?

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Old 05-27-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Are you running this plugged in only with no battery in the system or just battery? I would guess you're plugged in, which case if you have a battery installed the univolt is probably boiling your battery. The univolt is what converts your power to 12v from 110. On a 69 if yours is like ours its a blue box wired in the compartment (passanger side) under the wheel weel/tub area. Worth checking to see if you get more than the usual voltage at those terminals. If so I would guess the unit is fried and would disconnect it before you damage any electrical items. We installed a intelipower with charge wizard at the recommendation of users on here. It is absolutely quiet (no hum) and helps keep the battery in check.

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Old 05-28-2008, 03:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the infomation. I ordered a converter today.
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