Originally Posted by jedagi
Well I got to the bottom of it today. While on the phone with the WFCO tech,we decided my MBA " main board assembly " was bad.
It looks like $ 150.00 that wont go to Christmas gifts.
It's looks like the "main board assembly" of my WFCO WF-8955AN power center is bad, just like yours. One option is to buy a new 8955MBA to replace the bad one. This, as you say, is a bit pricey. (One thing I don't quite understand is that an entire new 8955 power center seems to cost about the same, and that's got to include the main board, right?)
But something else I'm considering is bypassing the existing (bad) 8955MBA board and connecting something like a PowerMax PM3-55 unit, an Iota DLS-55 unit, or an Intelli-Power PD9160A behind my power center. Will this work?
That is, can I treat one of those as almost a drop-in replacement for the 8955MBA main board? Are the inputs/outputs compatible? Would the ventilation be ok? Would mounting be a problem?
WFCO 8955MBA: 12" x 15" x 8"
PowerMax PM3-55: 7.15" x 10.5" x 3.45"
Iota DLS-55: 9.7" x 6.7" x 3.4"
Intelli-Power PD9160A: 3.6" x 8" x 9"
Intelli-Power PD9140A: 4.5" x 8.25" x 7.25"
(This is concerning a 2005 Wildwood 311BHBS, for what it's worth.)
[update] I'm editing this to say two things:
1) I probably should have posted to this other thread
2) The Intelli-Power PD4655
unit seems to have been designed to be an actual drop-in replacement for the WFCO 8955MBA.