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Old 11-05-2017, 07:19 PM   #1
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Univolt Converter Upgrade

My 45 amp Airstream Univolt Converter has officially stopped working. I’m just wondering what’s the best upgrade option for a new converter and fuse box (automotive fuse vs. glass fuse). Is it useful to upgrade to a larger amperage?
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:40 PM   #2
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A modern 55a multi-stage should work fine.

We used the IOTA DLS 55a IQ4 from Best Converter.

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Depends on what appliances you have in the trailer, how many and what kind of batteries and how much boon docking you are planning? You also can use the Univolt fuse panel with a new converter. Ditto on Randy. You can still find glass fuses, but they seem to be on the way out.
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There is an optimum size (current rating) for a converter relative to the batteries you have in your setup. More battery amp hours means more converter amps. To many converter amps on to small a battery can beat them to death. First step is: What batteries do you have now? Next step: Are you planning to upgrade them? For a pair of group 27 AGM's a 50A converter makes sense. For a single group 24 battery .... not so much ....

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I️ called Randy and have the new boondocker converter with a new fuse box headed my way! Thank you!
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