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Conversation Between TGK and CBWELL
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    07-18-2021 03:32 PM
    The battery compartments are sealed to the outside, as they are plastic and not open to the interior of the trailer. In my 1976, the battery compartment was below the stove, right behind the entry door at floor level. The converter was mounted on a "factory "shelf" above the battery box. Not sure where the battery is on your trailer, but it should be in a sealed from the interior compartment, but vented to the outside. Battery compartments are only big enough for the battery in any trailers that I installed the converters. In all cases they were mounted in the same location as the original Univolt converters, using all the original wiring and in most cases the original fuse system. It is about a 2-3 hour job in the older units, but in the '90's trailers about an hour job. Tale your time and it isn't a hard job. The hardest part in my 1976 was removing the stove/oven to access the univolt.
  2. TGK
    07-14-2021 12:16 PM
    Back in 2020 you responded to a post I made about replacing the Univolt Converter in a 1971 Safari. You mentioned that you had installed the Progressive Dynamics PD9245 in several 70's area Airstreams. Did you install these in the battery compartment next to the battery? If so, were you using a lead acid batter, AGM or something else?
    The reason I'm asking is that I had a local trailer restoration place install a PD9265 Converter in my 1971 Safari and now learn that it is not "spark protected" and should not be installed in the same enclosed compartment as the battery. Interested in knowing what you did and your experience.

    Tom K

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