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Old 11-25-2003, 03:22 PM   #1
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Univolt replacement questions

A few questions about installing a new converter.

1. I have a 74 overlander, what was the original amperage of the univolt? Will an intellipower 40 amp unit be ok?

2. It looks like the fuse panel is part of the univolt (I have yet to dig it out) is it, or is it separate? My problem is the trailer is 1000 miles away and I am trying to bring what I need to make it serviceable…
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:04 PM   #2
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I had a 74 Overlander, sob, sob,,,

I think the original one was good for 40 amps. I replaced the one in mine with a 45 amp Intellipower. The fuse panel is integrated on your original univolt, you will need to add one if you go with just about any of the newer converters. Good thing anyhow because the old glass fuse holders are trouble. I put in a six circuit ATC fuse panel that I got at NAPA auto parts. It uses the new blade type auto fuses. You won't be able to use the old amp scale or the AC indicator light in your Control Center.

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Old 07-06-2005, 09:33 PM   #3
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You may want to look at the new IOTA DLS with built in IQ Smart charger. They make a 45 and 55 Amp unit. Check for the combined unit. Griff
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:58 PM   #4
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Univolt Replacement

Can someone show some pictures of what they did with their replacement. I just had a horrible experience at Camping World and have winded up doing what I should have done in the first place which was do it myself!

I am going to buy the Intelipower 60 Amp version and was wondering what else I needed to buy (I assume some sort of fuse box based on a earlier message on this post).

Thank you all so much!

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Old 08-20-2005, 04:07 PM   #5
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Check out what member Sneakinup did.

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Old 09-13-2005, 08:51 AM   #6
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2 questions

hi- I'm doing exactly what sneakinup did, thanks for the pics! a couple questions: to keep the function of the "power on" light on the control panel, would one run a little jumper wire from the negative terminal on the back of the old univolt fuse board over to the power-on terminal an inch or so away? Or would power for that come from somewhere else (positive terminal)? Seems to me it came from the negative on the old univolt. 2nd question: If one has a 60-amp converter, with a dedicated circuit breaker in the 110 panel, and the usual campground power is at most 50 amp, but often 30 amp, what is the correct size circuit breaker to use? Seems to me there would be no use in it being any stronger than the one in the campground box. ? thanks- tim
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:55 AM   #7
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I get it

hi- see the "power on..." thread.
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