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Old 05-07-2006, 03:32 PM   #21
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Thanks Nick! That post explained a lot. My new Intellipower is in and running. I also got the Charge Wizard. The only thing that does not seem to work is the fresh water tank level guage. I may clip lead the gray wire, and see if it starts to work. Who knows, maybe a PO modified the wiring in the control panel. I mounted the old fuse board to a piece of angle iron, then mounted it in front of the Intellipower.
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:56 PM   #22
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The only thing that does not seem to work is the fresh water tank level guage. I may clip lead the gray wire, and see if it starts to work. .
Mike, I'm sure you'll enjoy the low noise from the Intellipower. I leave my trailer for 8 months at a time, with the Intellipower connected to the 120v mains. After 8 months I return, and the separators are still covered with electrolyte. What a contrast to the Univolt! One thing I noticed with the fresh water tank level indicators is that the 4 level sensors are grounds, rather than positives.
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:35 PM   #23
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Does anyone know what the gray wire attached to the little 4 amp fuse, goes to? The other end of the fuse goes back to the rectifier bridge in the old Univolt. I suspect it may just be for the indicator light in the front control panel.
It turns on the light in the control panel if the Univolt is powered. I just removed my Univolt from my 1975 Sovereign and it took me a few minutes to figure it out. This can't be duplicated on a two-terminal converter like an Intellipower--the battery will always be on the hot buss and you wouldn't want to put in the two diodes it would take to make it work.
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Old 05-20-2006, 10:04 PM   #24
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Where can one purchase #4 and #6 Gage wire. Is it the same as I would get at Graybar i.e. a local electrical outlet. I noticed that the cabeling on my univolt is twisted coper not solid like #10 or #12.

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Old 05-21-2006, 12:00 AM   #25
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#6 twisted cable can be gotten at Home Depot in different colors. They guy that put my lugs on my cables said that he has some really fancy 6 gauge cable that can be twisted into about a 2 inch radius circle. He also builds wiring harnesses and instrumentation for Formula 1 race cars, so he knows where to get the good stuff.

I don't think it should be too hard to find 4 and 6 gauge twisted cable. Finding the really flexible stuff could be harder. If you have the opportunity, get that, I didn't and it was a bit of a hassle.
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By the way, I have the Iota converter in and working. I took pictures of the installation, it involved some changes to the original arrangement and I hope to have that up in a couple of days.
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