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Old 09-25-2020, 09:55 AM   #1
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Univolt replacement...No 12V shore power

Hi.

I need a new power supply and distribution panel for my 76 Sovereign.

Just 4 wires it looks like to 4 circuits that are 12VDC.

Here is a picture of what I think should be behind the stove accessible via access panel by entrance door. What I have now is a mess and a huge power supply from the 70s. Original Univolt panel is gone.

Here is picture of what I would like to have back in my rig.



Anyone know where I can build/find such a distribution panel?

Paul
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:55 AM   #2
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You didn't ask, and I am being cheeky to stick my oar in, but... replace the old univolt with a third generation converter. Univolts fry batteries. This is one area where newer tech really is better. A 76 Sovereign is not a rare historically significant design worthy of historical restoration. If you want to keep the vibe do so, but behind the scenes upgrade some of the technology. Converters aren't that expensive.
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:47 PM   #3
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Check out Progressive Dynamics. We’ve replaced two Univolts with 3-stage converters from this company. Good luck
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Old 09-25-2020, 02:45 PM   #4
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+1 on the progressive dynamics, Also I got a 6 slot fuse block and added it to separate out the circuits, Blue Sea is a good one to get, also some of them have the added benefit when a fuse blows an indicator light will show which fuse it is.
For my 76 Argosy I replaced the 30A Univolt with a 45amp PD supply, went LED's all around so that helps a lot with the load on the system.

One example of fuse box:
https://www.campingworld.com/st-blad...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Old 09-25-2020, 05:29 PM   #5
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I replaced the Univolt on my 1976 with a Progressive Dynamics PD9245 and used the original ditribution panel. Easy change over, and saved my battery!!
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:52 PM   #6
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I found a WFCO 9855 for our 76 Excella. I went a little different route with than most people would......attached link. Only swapped out the old Univolt and kept the fuse panel. Everyone has a different choice, so you’ll have plenty to choose from......

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Old 09-26-2020, 09:49 AM   #7
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Univolt Replacement

Based on this thread I will definitely replace mine. My question is does it have to go in the same place as the univolt? Is there a way to move all power related stuff to the back without taking everything out? We aren’t removing much and using existing cabinets and countertops.
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Old 09-26-2020, 12:12 PM   #8
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You can locate it anywhere , but the wires( circuits) need to be extended or back fed from the new location
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