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Old 12-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Help would be greatly appreciated

Hey there!

I haven't been able to find a post that shows a new converter with an old fuse box We have a 1973 Land Yacht and are looking to do this procedure. We live in Breckenridge and our univolt can no longer run our propane heater. Looking at some negative temps soon so we would LOVE some help. We just bought a brand new converter (boondocker) and have a place ready for it.

My principle question is around which leads to cut from the fuse panel (determining which is + and which is - ). I assume the swap would be as easy as cutting these leads and plugging them into the new converter.



Thank you so much.
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The supplier of the new unit should have that information.

The multi meter and the jumper light will come in handy.
This is how mine looks.







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It looks to me like the converter is connected to the fuse panel from behind.
Once you remove the fuse panel from the old Univolt. There should be 2 wires connected on the back of the fuse panel. It should be obvious.
The terminal behind the shunt is negative and the terminal behind all of the fuses is positive.
If you could post pics when you get the fuse panel out of the Univolt it would help. Take pics of the fuse side and the backside.
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Univolt replacement

Hello Streamers. When I replaced my univolt that had the old glass fuses, I went to the automative parts store and bought an automotive type fuse block with the automotive style fuses. They are available in several different number of fuses, I think mine had 8 fuses. It was easy to move the wires from the old glass fuses to the new fuse block. Much more moderns than the glass ones.
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Fuse Panel connections

Here is a link to a pic showing the terminals.

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Hello Streamers. When I replaced my univolt that had the old glass fuses, I went to the automative parts store and bought an automotive type fuse block with the automotive style fuses. They are available in several different number of fuses, I think mine had 8 fuses. It was easy to move the wires from the old glass fuses to the new fuse block. Much more moderns than the glass ones.
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This is what I did as well. It allowed me to break things up into circuits the way I wanted, since I was adding some accessories, like a modern heater and 3-way fridge that needed 12v connections.
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