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Old 09-29-2010, 07:03 AM   #1
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thanks to some tlc givin to my 65 Caravel I am now ready to get the electrical done. I need everything, fusebox univolt and converter plus batteries. wanted to get opinions on whats right and the best to use

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Old 09-29-2010, 07:46 AM   #2
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When it comes to what Breaker box to get, you’re going to want to get something that you can get breakers for, for years to come, and that are common. (GE or square D) You can get them at any Lowes or Home Depot.
When it comes to the fuse box (low voltage 12volt) you will have to get the fuse panel separate from the converter. One of the most popular fuse panels is one by Parallax 55-8877. It holds 12 fuses.
When it comes power converter itself there is a company that does warranty factory direct Progressive Dynamics I would go with a 60 Amp.

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My suggestion...
An IOTA 55 converter. It has everything you need and will grow into. The Company is great and a real person is always there to answer any question.

A Blue Sea fuse box....automotive type fuses are great. Can get one with a voltmeter if you like. Use Ebay for best price.

A good quality deep charge type battery...I got Lifeline...but, I think they are to expensive.

A battery disconnect. Again Ebay for a PERKO or Blue Sea. mentioned above on the circuit breakers. Beware of a major warning...on circuit breakers.

BIG ITEM....put the fuse box where you can see it and get at it. This goes for anything you do with systems in the Caravel.
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