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Old 11-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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How to remove Magnetek

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I've purchased an inteli-power 9260 and am ready to install it in my '88 Excella. I thought this would be easy, but removal of the Magnetek 750 is baffling me. It has three wires running into a port in the side of the unit that are confusing me. One has braided red covering, which seems to be connected through a cut off switch to the positives on the batteries. Then a similarly sized white and a small, braided black, too small to be a negetive, I think.

I can see into the Magnetek, but can't get into it without drilling out the rivets. Since I'm trying to replace the converter before Thanksgiving, I'm at a loss about what to do. Can anyone help?
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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Red would be your positive, white is negative, and the small wire is the ground for the chassis. I just cut the wires near the case of the old converter, and wired them to the appropriate terminals on the 9260.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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Thanks, Skater. There is also a bare copper wire that I thought was the ground. could there be two connections to the chasis?
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Okay, another question. I don't have enough wire after cutting to run directly to the new converter. I have 6 ga wire from Home Depot. Will that work? I'm concerned about the insulation more than the wire itself.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:02 PM   #5
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Okay, the bare copper wire was the chassis ground. I'm not sure what the black wire would be...I'm pretty sure I didn't have one. Where was it hooked to on the old converter?

6 gauge is enough to carry 50 amps for lengths up to 15 feet, which is probably much less than you're actually going, so that should be fine. (source)
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:49 PM   #6
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Here's a couple of diagrams. Found these on another forum. The wiring may be similar to yours. It looks like the fan motor is wired across the 110v input side of the transformer if that helps you figure out the a/c side. On this model there was a relay that switched the 12v output between the battery the 12v circuits. not sure I understand that. On modern converters the 12v output is typically common for both.
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