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Old 03-03-2007, 05:37 AM   #21
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5 VAC on 12VDC? that means your "DC" Voltage could be fluctuating between 14.5(too high) and 9.5 (too low) actually it will be a little more than that since most meters do a Root Mean Square on the the AC.
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:42 AM   #22
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The battery will dampen the fluctuations of the Univolt. A Big capacitor from a electronics "junk" place could do the trick as well. However you have to be careful. They can store a large charge and really hurt you.
Yes, I believe the cartoon caption read "Harold accidentally discharged the capacitor and then himself discharged!"

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Old 03-04-2007, 03:55 PM   #23
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Good point. How tough is the install, as far as the circuit creakers and so on? My univolt is working ok, but still they are all so buzzy.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:04 PM   #24
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You can get a new converter with a new fuse panel and breaker box attached, and the transfer of the circuits is quite straight forward. Check with Randy (Overlander 68) at BestConverter - Inteli-Power Converters, Inverters, Solar Chargers. He's a Forum member and can give you any info you need for the conversion, plus a discount!

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