The innovative new WF-8500 Series and WFCO power centers from the WF-8700 Series and WF-9900 Series demonstrate the significant difference a simple design element can make. All WFCO power centers from the last five years featured in these series have front-venting/zero clearance designs. That is, the fan system used to air-cool the unit is designed to cool only from the front, eliminating the minimum two cubic feet of free air space required in the rear of other converters to cool the unit.
This setup allows many WFCO power centers to be installed in a smaller compartment, providing more floor space, storage area and design flexibility for the manufacturer. In some WFCO products, there is also more hand space within the converter compartment to make it easier to bend and install the wiring. Another benefit of the front venting is that the backside casing does not have any holes or slots because it no longer needs to vent air to the rear. This means that wood chips, sawdust, metal shavings and screws are much less likely to get into the unit during the manufacturing process, helping to prevent potential shorts and problems down the road.
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