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Old 08-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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We were out camping in our rv about a month ago and the DW smelled something odd,I didn't smell it at first.Then when I did ,I recognized it as electrical.Went to the pole amd shut off juice..Opened the breaker load center and it was hot and smoking(not good). the ground and common wires were very warm and the plastic of the common wires
was melted as well as the buss bar that contains them.All had came off their mounting in the load center.I did manage to find the problem,some one at manufactur had barely gotten a ground wire into the bus and it got a little loose and caused problems. I managed to get all the wires going but had to connect the ground and common together which from what I understand that is not good in a rv..The gist of this story is-----check your electrical connections at the load center to make sure they are good and tight and corrosion free---I had a warning but didn't know it---a breaker would pop and when I went to reset it,the area was warm..Now am having trouble finding a replacement load center..If anyone is knowledgeable in this area of electrical ,I will welcome info. Fortunately there was enough slack in the wires to do the job.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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your other option is this;
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Some think this is an upgrade from the WFCO stuff. You can do a search here,most of the discussions are around the "converter" which is stand alone on larger units and in the main panel for the others.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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PD92201 Remote Pendant

Now this is cool.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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PDs and their pendant are great. I intend to move to one as soon as my WFCO gives me just one reason to upgrade (but it just won't die). The pendant, in my case, would provide better charging for my Trojan batteries. I like the Boost mode and automatic Desulfation.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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PD92201 Remote Pendant

Now this is cool.
it is, but I like this even better.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #7
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Had the same happen to us when one or more wires come off the bus bar. Ended up melting the breaker box and loss of power. Now it's going to be a item to check now and then just to make sure they are all tight. Had to replace the breaker box and have it rewired. What kind of unit do you have? Close to having our HM burn up for sure.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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Don't need a converter,just the box..Found one by PROGRESSIVE DYNAMICS,($56) on the web but the folks won't return my call.
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Speaking of PG and the pendant--I replaced my OEM convertyer with one years ago..The original would cook a battery in less than a week.
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