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Old 11-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Phantom wire in Argosy

I can not determine where this wire comes from or where it attaches. I assume that it is a ground wire and may attach to the frame as it is in the rear bumper compartment of my 1976 26' Argosy. I am in the process of changing out the univolt with a intelli power 9200 series convertor. help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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I think that wire might be the feed to the AC lamp on your monitor panel. With a new converter you wont have that feed out and will have to add a 12 volt power source to drove the light. Basically wire a 12 transformer which is plugged into the same 110 volt outlet as your converter. Simple project. If your light is an led keep on mind it will be polarity sensitive.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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If it is indeed a ground it probably goes to the frame of the old univolt.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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Ventport I think you might be right. I did reinstall the univolt. It is still working with or without that wire grounded and it did not have any voltage while running the univolt. So I think I'll install the new converter and not worry about that wire. I do appreciate your quick response and close this thread.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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Thanks AtomicNo13 for the quick response, I think I'll just not worry about that wire and go ahead with the new converter install.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
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OK, I just installed a new converter/charger, and I have the same wire. It comes right out of the Univolt and goes directly up to a fuse in the fuse panel.

I tried putting +12V on it, but no light on the control panel. I was gonna hook up a 120 Volt relay to it that would connect +12V to it when the shore power is on....

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