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Old 07-26-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Converter Problems after 220 accident

I accidentally ran a 220 to the 2003 Pilgrim camper instead of 110. I have a WFCO 8955 power system in. I am pretty sure I blew the converter. BUT I also do not have air conditioning nor water heater. but I have everything else in the outlets; i.e. microwave, fridge, bedroom plugins. I bought an entirely brand new 8955 to install and a thermostat and air conditioning board/controller that goes in the ceiling. Will this solve my problems and get everything back to normal??
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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Looks like you--------------

Looks like you got the 12 VOLT supply plus battery charger.

You will need to replace the 12 Volt converter and charger.

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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THis is what I bought

Is this everything I need? I bought the entire replacement.


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Old 07-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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Your a/c will be separate damage.
You only need the converter portion NOT the whole panel.
Its a pita to change out whole panel.
Converter alone takes less than 30minutes.

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Converter just comes right out of the bottom.

Fyi I wouldn't replace it with another wfco.
I'd install a progressive dynamics brands converter. Wfco has a big failure rate.

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #5
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Is this everything I need? I bought the entire replacement.

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Imo return it and just get the converter.
All those wires have to be labeled and installed in the same place.
Your looking at a 2 hour install with whole panel.


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What would have caused my water heater to keep throwing the breaker after this 220 connection incident? I replaced the air conditioner component in the ceiling. Would this not have something to do with the unit going out? I know that blew the converter. But what else would I need to replace to make:
The water heater quit throwing the breaker (which it did stop but now the water heater will not work)
The air conditioner unit quit, no power to it, I replaced the entire board in the ceiling.

And none of the lights work, which I assume is directly because of the converter.

But I am at a loss as to what else I can replace.
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Wh gas and electric?
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Electric
Did you check resets?

Btw a/c needs 12v and 110volt to run.
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Was your air conditioner or electric side of your water heater turned on when you hooked up to 220/240?

Is your Air conditioner controlled by thermostat that also controls the heater?

Your water heater will also work off of propane gas. If it's throwing the breaker when you turn on the heating element, it sounds like you may have burned the element out....which could have happened if the water heater's electric switch was on when you hooked to 220/240 volts. If you have the Suburban brand water heater, turn off the heating element for now to see if your breaker quits tripping.
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