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Old 06-13-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Rockwood Roo 2005 12 volt without battery?

I have a 2005 Rockwood Roo. A simple question. Are the 12 volt lights supposed to work without the battery? I think there is an issue with the electric but I have never tried the lights without a battery connected. I removed the battery tonight and the 12 volt lights do not work. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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I assume you're plugged into shore power... f1100turbo has indicated that some converters require a battery in order to operate. So the answer is - it might need a battery.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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This is a wf-8955an

This is a WF-8955AN from WFCO. Does anyone have any specifics? There is definitely a problem. When I first hook up to shore power I can tell I am running on the converter. Wait 5 minutes the converter fan kicks out and I am running on battery only (confirmed with meter.) Unplug shore power, back to normal. Five minutes later, back to battery only. At this point I'm pretty sure the converter is done. I'm really looking forward to marking and reconnecting 75+ wires to this thing.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Check out the WFCO site. They have an online manual that will show you who to trouble shoot the converter.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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Yes, I found that thanks. Ordered a new converter. Based on my tests I think I can replace the main board without unhooking the rats nest of wiring.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:38 AM   #6
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if you need further help with your Roo, be sure to check the Roo sub-forum, in the Expandable/Hybrid section here at FRF.

which Roo model did you get? there were 9 models in 2005.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #7
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This was the 23RS, the one one with the hard slide. I have my main board arriving today. I removed the damaged board. I found this awesome video online showing how to easily remove it. Note to anyone using this, the wiring diagram will vary from one converter to another, so the wire locations are not going to match your TT.

Removing a Converter Section from a WFCO 8955 RV Power Center on Vimeo
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