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Old 03-17-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Need help with specs

The power panel in my 2010 Cherokee 295U 5er came with no manual on the power panel. I need help identifing if it is a 2 or 3 stage charger, has an inverter builtin and so on. picture is attached, I think the brand is WMF
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
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It should be a 3-stage but your picture is a little close to get that info. Take a few more pics and maybe a little futher away and we'll be glad to help.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:24 PM   #3
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It looks like a WFCO 8955 possibly. If so 3 stage, but you should be able to find the model number and make on there somewhere.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:44 PM   #4
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that is the only thing left on it original, all of the other info is covered up by stickers that forest river put on it to identify the breakers
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #5
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I can't help you, but we were so close to buying that same model 5th wheel! It's gorgeous. In fact, some days i do wonder if i made the right call going with a TT...
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:51 PM   #6
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:26 AM   #7
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I would contact FR and ask what the conveter is. From what I can find on the net it is a WFCO converter and most likely a 3-stage but don't trust that unless you can find some documentation for it. Did FR not provide a manual for it?

Also it is very unlikely that it has an INverter built into it (converts 12VDC from your batteries to 120VAC) as most dont. This should purely be a Converter/Charger which converts 120VAC to 12VDC for your systems and charges your battery. The only way to know if it is 3 stage is if you have a way to monitor it's max output which will be in the neighborhood of 14.4 volts. Even 3 stage converters will show 13.6 volts output as this is standard.

I didn't have any luck searching for "70VF" and even WFCO's web site does not list that model so there might be something elsewhere (unfortunately under a tag?) that lists the true model number.
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:10 PM   #8
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I hunted around the panel and found a WCFO sticker
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #9
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OK here is what I found out, It is a WFCO Model WF-8955PEC. Does anyone no anything about this unit? 2 or 3 stage, is it a decent unit or should I replace it with something better? Does anyone know where the battery level monitor gets its level from; the furance ran for like 30 minutes out of everyhour overnight on battery power and when I checked the level this morning it was at 2/3????
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Others may prove me wrong but I think your battery monitor is a simple voltage monitor. I found the stock monitor to be grossly misleading. When it reads 2/3, you are almost dead for any useful purposes. (at least with my stock monitor). So I bought a simple Voltminder and hooked it into the buss to get a more accurate read. I found that, by the time my stock monitor showed 2/3, the actual charge was getting down around 50 to 60%; which means virtually nothing left; about 12.1 to 12.2 volts. You should never take your battery down below 50%. So, when I start seeing 12.3 volts or so, on comes the generator as you've already used at least half of your available power, while your stock monitor still says 3/3. I also like the Voltminder because it tells me the rate at which my WFCO is charging when I am running the generator. (We dry camp almost exclusively). There are more sophisticated devices out there for monitoring that give you even more information but I didn't want to spend that much. Some other members have gone that route and could tell you about that.
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