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Old 11-13-2016, 06:47 AM   #1
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Battery question

Do I have to have a battery if I'm wired up permanently to power? Thanks for the help
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Do I have to have a battery if I'm wired up permanently to power? Thanks for the help

Oh it's a 75 sovereign
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:11 AM   #3
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If you have the original Univolt converter.......YES! That device requires the battery to act as a voltage 'filter' for the high VDC output of the Univolt.

If you replace it with a modern 'switch mode' type converter like a Parallax , they will operate without a battery in the circuit and provide a continual 13.6 VDC for your trailer's DC circuits.

IF you ever take the trailer on the road, you WILL be required to have a battery that is capable of operating the trailer brakes in the event of a disengagement from your tow vehicle.
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Thank you very much that helps a lot.the univolt was changed with a newer one.
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