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Old 10-29-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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Intellipower hookup

I want to install an Intellipower converter but can't find any installation instructions. I want to make sure I can fit it in where I want to put it before I order one. From what I can gather it seems pretty simple.

Plug into a 110 AC source then negative and positive DC leads to the battery along with a DC ground to the trailer itself. Is that what you do?
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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For a '63 without a fuse panel, that's pretty much all there is to it. I'd probably put a circuit breaker or inline fuse somewhere, just to keep down the chance of incendiary moments.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:41 PM   #3
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That's pretty much it. Photos and some description of a recent install at http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...0-a-57567.html. You can see the wall fuse panel above the old Univolt in the first photo and the installed Inteli-Power in the second. If you blow up the Inteli-Power photo you can see the blue heat shrink to mark the ends of the positive cable (6-gauge battery cable from NAPA came only in black) and the solid black negative cable connected on the right. The uninsulated body ground (with greenish "patina") is attached at the left. Yes, I cleaned off the "patina" for the connection.

If you have the fuse panel built into your Univolt, you will have to salvage it or find a replacement.

All in all, pretty straight forward.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. When I got the trailer originally I was amzed that nothing was fused , one of the first thing I did was put inlines in everything. Time for VTS to get some more of my money, looks like they have a really good price on a 45 amp.
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63air you should have a master circuit breaker for 12v (just 2 wires coming out of the wall each onto a circuit breaker lug) under your sink or wherever your battery door is. That is where the charge line from your trailer plug first meets the 12v circuits in your trailer. That's where the battery tied in on ours evidentially. Definately a very basic 12v system compared to 64 and up.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:16 AM   #6
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I replaced the 110 service previously. New box ,GFI breakers, new circuits (for AC) , and so on . This is just so I can install a Fantastic fan.
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oh thats good, but there is single 12v circuit breaker (looks like a small junction terminal like you'd see under the hood on older cars. Early picture here you can see it just above where the battery door was, and it was bad, so no 12v from the travel vehicle... might check yours too.
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At present everything works fine on my electrical system but I had a surprise find today. I had to take aprt one of my gauchos to repair a slide and found a circuit breaker on the inside wall near the battery box under the gaucho frame. You would never know it was there as you can not see it with the frame in. I'll have to put a picture of it up when I get a chance.
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There should also be a breaker inside the junction area from the tow vehicle umbilical. It's in the belly pan, near the A frame.
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:54 PM   #10
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That one I know about, replaced it when I intstalled the new umbilical cord.
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Got my Inteli-power and the instructions are minimal. They don't show a fuse/circuit breaker on the + side line between the battery and the Inteli-power - is it a good idea to put one in there? I have an inline fuse in the + line from the battery to the trailer.
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