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Old 02-22-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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What happened to my '68 Safari 12v power?

Months ago I replaced the Univolt in my '68 Safari with an 45W Intelipower converter. Everything was working until today. I've got shore power AC, but the 12VDC supply suddenly went dead! It acts like a fuse is blown, but I can't find the fuses--does anyone know where they are? (My AS is the "double" with the fold-up dinette table.)
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My 9245 has two fuses that are located next to where the power cables (DC) attach to the unit. The unit will also shut down if a short circuit is detected or it gets too hot.
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What do I do to reset it? I checked the fuses and they both look good (mine is a 9145). The unit was not hot, and if there is a short it appeared out of nowhere.
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Pull all the 12 volt fuses and measure the voltage to the battery with shore power and without. If it is the same your converter is not working. It may have gone bad. As good as these units are they do sometimes fail. Also check the outlet the converter is plugged into for power.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:50 PM   #5
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Months ago I replaced the Univolt in my '68 Safari with an 45W Intelipower converter. Everything was working until today. I've got shore power AC, but the 12VDC supply suddenly went dead! It acts like a fuse is blown, but I can't find the fuses--does anyone know where they are? (My AS is the "double" with the fold-up dinette table.)
Mine were inside the Airstream Power Panel, no clue if they could be somewhere else.
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Truc 05, if you could give me a little navigation on where the "power panel" is, I would be grateful. I'm at wit's end trying to figure this out. It's not the Intelipower unit--I tried switching with a brand new one, still no 12vdc in the cabin.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:44 PM   #7
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Found the offending fuse!

Today I followed a tip from Aggie81 and sent a grandchild into the cramped space between the battery and the sink to find the fuses--and there they were! I was just too fat and stiff to find them--two 30A glass fuses just above the main power breaker. It was an easy fix, and now I've got 12V power again.
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