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Old 05-14-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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univolt problem

My 77 argosy univolt was humming pretty loud but after it warms up its not as bad. I am plugged into the house with no battery at present. Left the univolt plugged in for 2-3 days and tonight I have no 12 power. Is it fried? How do I tell? what should I replace it with. thanks

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Old 05-14-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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so some searching here - tons of comments about these units...

Most will tell you to junk it and get a new 3-stage, solid state, converter/charger that will do a far better job of charging your batteries...

Many look to BestConverter - Converters, Inverters, Electrical Supplies, Electronics for replacements - they have good prices and great service and will steer you in the right direction for the replacement best for you...I did, and am happy with what they recommended...

Ray & Pat; Morada, CA
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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Give Randy a call at BestConverter. I spoke with him this morning. Very helpful and He will tell you what you need depending your specific needs. The Univolt in my 68 Trade Wind is toast and I will replace with new solid state unit as soon as I get the rear floor back in. The technology has made a couple of steps forward since 1977, sometime new is better.
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