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Old 02-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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tote-a-volt

i've got an old tote-a-volt box and am trying to how to wire it up for use as remote power anybody have any clues as to how they wire

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What the heck is it?

Ok, it's an override for the alternator so as to make it output 120vdc instead of 12vdc.

NOTE that the output of this device is DC, and thus not usable by much other than brush type electric motors.

I would recommend against using it.
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What the heck is it?

Ok, it's an override for the alternator so as to make it output 120vdc instead of 12vdc.

NOTE that the output of this device is DC, and thus not usable by much other than brush type electric motors.

I would recommend against using it.
Do you have a link to it? I'm getting mixed reports about the tote-a-volts when I google them.
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Did not store a link, Used Google, "Tote-a-volt" to research.

Used to drive a Ford F-350 on the job that had one.
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There are plenty of inverters out there for pretty cheap. I wouldn't risk fixing old technology. Fire hazard.
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Did not store a link, Used Google, "Tote-a-volt" to research.

Used to drive a Ford F-350 on the job that had one.
It might still be in your browser's history
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yeah i have an inverter bought that for the camper was just seeing if i could rig up that tote-a-volt under the hood of an old pick up for the family farm the tote-a-volt was something my grandfather just had laying around for the last 30ish years that i can rememeber
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I doubt it.. That was around 1971 give or take a year. Before DOS, let alone 'doze.. But good joke.

They are good devices for what they are designed for. We never used it.
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