Originally Posted by Skydive8980
I am new to all of this so please pardon my ignorance what does upgrading to a different brand do for me? Also the local camper place has the WFCO converter and entire unit. The entire unit is only fifteen dollars more than just the converter. So I figured I'd replace the whole unit for approx $210.
Also, from the symptoms that I mentioned are there any other things you can think of that are wrong? My camper is in a permanent spot, and I don't have my own truck. So if I can save the time, money, and hassle of towing it to a repair shop it would be ideal.
No worries we all have our moments !
Altho the wfco unit is "ok" the PI unit has a much better charging system with the "charge pendant" and is only a little more.
Replacing the entire unit takes a lot of TIME and patience as every single wire has to be labeled and put back accordingly !
If you insist on buying the "whole unit" Then I would just take the converter out of the new one and install it in the old load center. WAY less time and agony !
30 minutes to just replace the converter ..... Hours to replace the whole unit!
WFCO converters tend to have fan issues as the fan will stop working without your knowledge and the converter will over heat and fail . Most likley the problem you're having with the old one. "dimming of lights then bright again".
Again jmo your results may vary.