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Old 08-15-2016, 06:12 PM   #31
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:25 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Witch Doctor View Post
AS I stated earlier a WFCO will not ever go into bulk charge, and will not drop down to float at 13.1 even after not reading any loads for 48 hrs, per the manual.
Is that why WFCO have so many class action suits against them because they have been lying to us consumers for years and finally got caught.

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Old 08-17-2016, 08:51 PM   #33
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I asked him if he checked the voltage at the battery.

He said it was 13.5v at the battery with the converter on and then disconnected the wires and had 11.6v.

How could the converter voltage not be getting back to the battery?

You can get good V readings on the cables but the power is not getting through (or not fully) if the battery wires are not solidly attached. In essence you are testing and jumping current from the wire from the converter to the wire that is attached to the frame/ground. In the future I would suggest testing at the cables AND just touching the battery terminals themselves to see if it's the same reading.

Two bad new batteries at once that are both seems like a crazy anomaly. Not accusing anyone of anything but two incorrectly installed batteries at once is way more likely and could have damaged the batteries too.

Interesting to see how this turns out.

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Old 08-17-2016, 09:20 PM   #34
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Yes. I made the mistake of installing the battery incorrectly years ago blowing the reverse polarity fuses. Since then, I always label the battery terminals red and white and with reminders as to which one gets hooked up and unhooked first. I agree that it seems impossible to have gotten two bad batteries in a row. I have ordered a new battery and will be installing it tomorrow. I will keep this thread updates for sure.

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