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Gdetrailer

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Posted: 01/03/22 01:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HappyKayakers wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

HappyKayakers,

Perhaps try using a volt meter on the output of the converter?

Which converter do you have?


I have a WFCO converter and I've checked the output a few times.

Here's the results from today.

1430 House batt on charger all night, fully charged. Disconnected charger.

Both batteries reading 13.1
Turned on converter. SBC turned green.
Meter reading at red/black wires leaving converter 13.06

1650 Both batteries at 12.58. Converter at 12.52. SBC still green.

A little while later the SBC turned yellow (low voltage disconnect) and I turned off the converter and reconnected the charger to the house battery. Tomorrow morning I'll connect the charger to the converter output (with converter still off) and see what happens. If everything works well at that point I'll start looking for a new converter.


13.06V from converter and later down to 12.52V..

Its dead.

Converter voltage on WFCO should be in one of three "states".

Float (storage)= 13.2V

Absorption = 13.6V

Bulk = 14.4V

Yours isn't in any of those output stages..

Time for a new converter..

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Posted: 01/03/22 03:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, I came to the same conclusion today and just ordered a Powermax to replace it.

Gdetrailer wrote:

HappyKayakers wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

HappyKayakers,

Perhaps try using a volt meter on the output of the converter?

Which converter do you have?


I have a WFCO converter and I've checked the output a few times.

Here's the results from today.

1430 House batt on charger all night, fully charged. Disconnected charger.

Both batteries reading 13.1
Turned on converter. SBC turned green.
Meter reading at red/black wires leaving converter 13.06

1650 Both batteries at 12.58. Converter at 12.52. SBC still green.

A little while later the SBC turned yellow (low voltage disconnect) and I turned off the converter and reconnected the charger to the house battery. Tomorrow morning I'll connect the charger to the converter output (with converter still off) and see what happens. If everything works well at that point I'll start looking for a new converter.


13.06V from converter and later down to 12.52V..

Its dead.

Converter voltage on WFCO should be in one of three "states".

Float (storage)= 13.2V

Absorption = 13.6V

Bulk = 14.4V

Yours isn't in any of those output stages..

Time for a new converter..



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Posted: 01/03/22 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HappyKayakers,

An excellent replacement.


Regards, Don
My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, 556 amp-hours of Telcom jars, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Posted: 01/03/22 07:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I sure hope so. I just downloaded their manual and it says never to let the unit run while unattended. Yikes!!

pianotuna wrote:

HappyKayakers,

An excellent replacement.


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