The innovative new WF-8500 Power Center Series and WFCO power centers from the WF-8700 Power Center Series and WF-8900 Power Center Series demonstrate a simple design element’s significant difference. All WFCO power centers featured in these series from the last five years have front-venting/zero-clearance designs. 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 has no 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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