We suffered a converter failure this week while travelling thru Great Sand Dunes N.M. It presented itself by shutting down the 3500 watt generator (as if an overlaod) when the wife activated the microwave.
Restarted the genny and same thing again. Isolated it by flipping off the C.B. that fed the converter and bedside wall receptacles.
Soo.... called the local, big RV retailer and described the WFCO 8900 series converter and they said they didn't have the main-board replacement part and it'd take TWO WEEKS to get it!
We're on a looong trip... and of course, the trailer battery will only be recharged by the Tow Vehicle with no working converter. This could affect the refrigerator, water heater also because they have 12V
control-boards that rely upon the battery which can only be recharged via the TV or a converter.
So, I logged onto Amazon and found the replacement board for $150... available in 2 days.... shipped to an AMAZON LOCKER at a WHOLE FOODS MARKET in Colorado Springs (where we next planned to be.) It was an exhiliarating experience! The part was ordered Sat nite... entered the Whole Foods Monday at 3 PM.... entered the "code" that had been emailed to our smart-phone...and VOILA...a door on the "locker" opened automatically, presenting us with our replacement converter main-board.
It is a WFCO 8900MBA https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and is a simple replacement. Remove 3 wires from the 120V side and 2 wires from the 12V
side of the C.B. panel. Install the new main board by reversing the process. It was an exact-fit and works perfectly! ( I was worried that the seller "Arterra" would not be a genuine WFCO replacement part...but in fact, it is indeed the genuine article. Very happy.)
Just wanted to share what is possible these days.
Hope this helps.
ON the ROAD AGAIN..... (Willie Nelson)...