Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2015, 07:52 AM   #15
3 Rivet Member
 
dcasr's Avatar

 
1990 29' Excella
Stone Mountain , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by malconium View Post
I am restoring a 1973 31' Airstream and I am starting to put the electrical system back together. I have generally been thinking that I would need to buy a new converter. I thought I would take a closer look at the one that was in the unit when I bought it because I had a vague recollection that it did not look like the original. Looking more closely I found that it did not seem to fit the original space and that it had an old price tag on it. So it seems like it was replaced somewhere along the line.

The converter-charger is a Magnetek model TU-750-6 and the price tag said that it sold for $205.66 when it was new. So I have a few questions that I would like some help with:

1.) How old would this unit be anyway?

2.) Is this a good product - if it is still working properly?

3.) How do I tell if it still works properly? I could easily enough hook it up and test the voltage at the output side. It says, though, that it has built in overload protection but how could I tell that the overload feature is still working?

4.) Is this something that a qualified RV shop can do a thorough check on?

5.) Should I add anything in the way of a charge protection gadget to this type of unit? If so specifically what gadget?

Thanks,

Malcolm
Do you happen to remember what the WATT draw was on the TU 750-6?
__________________

__________________

WBCCI 2456 Georgia Unit 32
1990 Excella 29' Centramatics
2016 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 2500 HD 4x4
6.6L Duramax + Allison, 3.73 axles
dcasr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 08:32 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
A W Warn's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
1999 34' Excella
Davidson County, NC , Highlands County, FL
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,571
I have a Magnatek converter out in the garage that is working fine, just like it came from the factory. The problem with this converter is that it will boil the batteries dry if it is plugged in for a long time.

After exchanging several emails with Randy at Best Converter I settled on a PowerMax Boondocker converter for my Safari. Now I can plug in for months at a time and never worry about the battery being boiled dry. As a bonus, the battery charges faster when I'm using the generator.
__________________

__________________
Alan
2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 5.3L maximum trailering package (yes, I'm towing the 34')
A W Warn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2015, 08:03 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,245
Images: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcasr View Post
Do you happen to remember what the WATT draw was on the TU 750-6?
No I don't remember the Wattage of the unit. You are responding to a pretty old post. Long ago I replaced the unit with a Xantrex power panel.
__________________

__________________
Only he who attempts the ridiculous can achieve the impossble.
malconium is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Original LOOKING interior lights for vintage trailers flamingo-kid1 General Interior Topics 0 04-18-2004 09:04 PM
Why use a converter? PatCrusse Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 2 11-27-2002 07:52 AM
Converter Breaker? Sav'h Steve Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 7 11-18-2002 09:45 AM
Converter box floor mount FrankR Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 0 03-27-2002 11:34 PM
Converter box for into floor mount FrankR Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 0 03-15-2002 10:49 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.