Assessing future RV design and power needs, WFCO Electronics is introducing its new WF-8500 Series Power Center in a high-capacity compact size, with a choice of three types of connection modes.
The 8500’s cooling system requires zero clearance for ventilation, and it has an exceptionally small footprint, thus increasing useable space for RV manufacturers to install other amenities. Initially it will be offered in 40 Amp and 60 Amp modes, with a 50 Amp application to be added.
For easy DC installation, a choice of three electrical connection modes are offered, matching those favored by different RV production lines — either Screw terminals, Quick connect terminals, or Wire pigtails. An exceptional range of 13 DC circuits, three of which are rated 30 Amps, enables manufacturers to install more circuits for greater design flexibility.
Multi-color LED indicators provide instant information to technicians and owners about AC voltage input, dead circuits, battery reverse polarity and bulk mode operation. Click here for more information about the WF-8500 Series.
WF-511OHP inverter upgrade
WFCO has upgraded its WF-5110H inverter with its new WF-5110HP model. The WF-5110HP retains all the advantages of the WF-5110H, but is designed to improve and simplify the in-plant testing process conducted by manufacturers, making Hipot tests easy and fast.
As with the previous version, the WF-5110HP is a 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter that provides the electrical filtering needed to run such appliances as residential refrigerators found in larger RVs. It features a plug-and-play design, allowing it to be simply plugged into an AC outlet to connect directly to the RV’s AC system. It will convert 12 VDC to 110 VAC, and has a remote control system and built-in circuit protection on the AC side.
The features on the WF-5110HP that RV manufacturers particularly like include an Internal Transfer Switch that allows input to bypass the inverter when the RV is connected to an AC source, either shore power or generator power. So there’s no need to install an external switch. This inverter also protects the system by automatically shutting down when batteries run low and input is below 10 volts.
Furthermore, the WF-5110HP allows manufacturers the use of more cost effective 4AWG wiring versus 2AWG wire. With no crimping required, 4AWG connections are also much easier and quicker for installers.