Originally Posted by BarryD0706
Turbs is of the opinion that a WFCO Converter should NOT be operated without a battery. He knows a lot about converters. (I'd trust Herk if he says it's ok.)
I agree with Les's test for AC power. (He would have been more likely to turn the breaker off in the power pole box outside I think.)
As I said above, I'm not so sure that it's ok to turn it back on without the battery/fuse on there. At the least, make sure all of the wires outside where the fuse used to be are taped up.
I still think the right approach is to replace the missing fuse.
True barry! Although I suppose you can run a wfco converter without a battery for an emergency it is "HIGHLY" recommended NOT to.
After talking to a tech at wfco and several emails he said smoke will release from the unit if there's not a battery buffer in the system.
It will overheat as the fan/ fans will not keep up with the heat.
Same goes for a "bad" battery.
New Progressive dynamics on the other hand can be run without a battery.