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Old 03-15-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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WFCO 8835? converter

Hi Guys new to Rving not sure if in the right area,, IM looking for a converter wfco but cant seem to find one on line have they been upgraded to a new ?

Btw if it helps rv is a Fleetwood by mallard 2006 it was plugged into 220 and now chacing problems,, thank you for any help...
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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wasp, this website is primarily for owners of Forest River products, which your Mallard is not.
probably not going to get much help, other than with generic RV questions but not anything that's specific to your Mallard.

plugging into 220 will certainly destroy the converter if not other things, like the microwave.

so, not sure if anyone can help other than tell you to go to BestConverters website or give them a call on Monday.
they are tops at helping replace or upgrade older converters.
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What amp output is the converter you have now? Best thing you can do is upgrade to a Progressive Dynamics 9200 series with the charge wizard. These can be found online and several places.
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hey guys Thanx for any help yep the micro is fried,, hopeing not the air and waterheater.. I checked the fuses but no response with the test light so IM guessing converter,,,
output is 13.6 dc 35 says on case
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I ended up at this forum searching for the wfco converter,, but thank you for any help.....
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The 8835 is a 35 amp converter. looks like it was replaced by the 8935. You can upgrade to a higher amp converter but you cannot go to a lower amperage. We cannot answer any questions that are Mallard only problems but all the appliances and electrics are the same. You will have to measure the opening for the converter and see what size will fit into the space. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:36 PM   #7
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I ended up at this forum searching for the wfco converter,, but thank you for any help.....
To aid in your search, sorry to hear about it, expensive lesson.
Any A/C device with a constant LED or LCD display, as you know MW ovens, radios, TV's, small chargers. IE: any device turned on even if just display or electronic heaters probably toast. If switched off when coach was powered probably ok. Most DC devices survive the high voltage as converter fails instantly. Don't forget the fridge if it was online with AC. Good luck!
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THANK YOU AGAIN!!! so if it had a display its toast?? seem about right it also took out the bose radio... no power to water pump but tested it and its good,, so do you the the switch (pump water heater lighted switch) is junk? I know its a small item but the camper is 3 hours away and want to get everything I need befor I head back down there?? start with a new converter right??? Thanx again guys sorry I invaded your forum lol
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THANK YOU AGAIN!!! so if it had a display its toast?? seem about right it also took out the bose radio... no power to water pump but tested it and its good,, so do you the the switch (pump water heater lighted switch) is junk? I know its a small item but the camper is 3 hours away and want to get everything I need befor I head back down there?? start with a new converter right??? Thanx again guys sorry I invaded your forum lol
That's okay we are not that stuck-up. But I would get a progressive 55 amp to replace it. Your 12v stuff should be okay just the 110v on or not can still be fried. ......
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The light switch for the water pump should be OK because it is 12 volt. Hope the damage is covered by insurance.
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