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Old 08-30-2010, 08:01 AM   #1
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Bad univolt system

I am restoring a 76 Soverigh and finished the inside. I finally hooked up power and I think(more trouble shooting)that I have a bad univolt. I see that one is avaiable from Inland.and seems like would be a AS swap. However I read about another system and may have electronics that help not to overcharge the battery or other things?. Any advice once I determine it's bad. What, where, how much,what's best to replace this thing with. I understand electricity but this is a different game to me. Thanks. Gene

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:24 AM   #2
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Go to the Electrical Systems forum (click on Forums near top of page), then to the Batteries, Converters, and Solar sub-forum, and you'll find all the information you need to make an intelligent decision. I went with an Intellipower converter and am happy with it.

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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I replaced my iffy univolt right after we bought our Trade Wind over 4 years ago. I installed an Intellipower and been happy since.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:20 AM   #4
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I got an Iota brand converter with the built in IQ Smart charge controller ( Randy at based on his recommendation. It has the smart charge technology to get the most out of the batteries. I am very happy with it.
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