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Old 03-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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Univolt Weight

Anybody know how much a 1971 Vintage Univolt weighs?

I'm looking for one more reason to replace it with a more modern converter.

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Old 03-10-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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Anybody know how much a 1971 Vintage Univolt weighs?

I'm looking for one more reason to replace it with a more modern converter.

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too much...............I'll weigh one tomorrow before we dump it in the scrap metal pile.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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Thanks, Colin!
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Bet it's close to 20lbs. Lots of copper.
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I'll guess 40 lbs. I still have mine, dunno why. I think it was because I felt it would make a good boat anchor one day.

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The new ones weigh about ten, and some of those old dinosaurs weighed close to fifty.
Just think of all the extra clothes or food or whatever you could take along with that savings.
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Smile Univolt Weight

Thanks, everyone!

This old thing works fine, doesn't boil the battery dry, but I know the new ones are way better, and with the price of copper scrap around $2.75 per pound, the heavier this thing is, the better!
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OK! Finally pulled the old Univolt and weighed it....25 pounds!
It failed on me during a trip...bummer!
I'll be pulling it apart to check the copper content for scrap value.
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Buzzing in univolt,dont need battery,overide?

Got a 76 sovereign,Can I overide or disable the univolt or is there a necessity I 'm unaware of . Thanks Pete
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All 12 volt DC systems in the coach require a converter, ie Univolt.
You will be ahead if you replace it with a modern converter.
It is necessary to charge the battery(s).
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funny...I just weighed my 73 univolt, and it is 40 lbs. That must be why yours failed...its missing 15lbs of....something.
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Ha, good one, Chuck! It's so dry here in Arizona, maybe it got dehydrated!
New Boondocker is in and seems to function great, weighs 7 pounds.
18 pounds of cargo carrying capacity available for...FOOD!!!
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funny...I just weighed my 73 univolt, and it is 40 lbs. That must be why yours failed...its missing 15lbs of....something.

Chuck,

It lost 15 lbs of smoke.

When it was made the smoke was injected as a final protection system for the electrical components and it permeates all the nooks and crannies. When the smoke escapes, POOF it stops working. So it served it's intended function and was a visual indicator of time to replace.

It's in the owners manual.
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riiiight. Something obviously let the white smoke out of the unit.
But hey, mine still has it all contained. puts out a steady 13.5 volts, and makes a soothing hummmmmmm.
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