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X2 on Progressive Dynamics or Xantrex products. Either is a good choice. X2 on Best Converter to purchase a replacement. Good folks and fast sales/shipping process.

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You should have your battery bank connected to your converter when you are testing. Check the battery voltage with the converter shut off. Note the voltage. Then turn the converter on and wait a hour or so and recheck the voltage at the batteries. If the voltage has increased its working. If its the same the first thing to look at is the fuses on the converter. WFCO converters generally work fine in spite of some of the badmouthing they get. I have had three that worked just like they were supposed to. Randy at Best converters is the go-to guy for converters. He won't steer you wrong.

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I replaced the same converter last fall in a similar rig to yours for a friend. I talked to Randy at Best Converter.com and he commented that the WFCO converter of that series/model has been problematic and recommended one of the Paralax models. He recommended this over the Progressive because there was some good pricing at the time. Call Randy and ask for his imput, you won't be disippointed.

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My bad, I believe it was PowerMax.

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Problem starts and ends with WFCO. After two WFCO converters and 3 burnt up batteries I finally upgraded the converter and have had no trouble in 2 years with converter or battery. The WFCO overcharges the battery and cooks out the water. This issue is in many threads in many rv forums.

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jauguston wrote:

You should have your battery bank connected to your converter when you are testing. Check the battery voltage with the converter shut off. Note the voltage. Then turn the converter on and wait a hour or so and recheck the voltage at the batteries. If the voltage has increased its working. If its the same the first thing to look at is the fuses on the converter. WFCO converters generally work fine in spite of some of the badmouthing they get. I have had three that worked just like they were supposed to. Randy at Best converters is the go-to guy for converters. He won't steer you wrong.

Jim

Thanks for the info. I know the fuses are good at least as of yesterday.

Ken

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Thanks jeepman for the info. i still haven't replaced the converter yet. I've been living off my battery charger. Money has been going to other projects, you know how it can get sometimes. Anyway, I need to get this done soon so I don't destroy the battery.

ken

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