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Old 12-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Vansco Info Update

While the Vansco PDM (Power Distribution Module) and the VM2820 are very reliable, like any electronic part you could have a problem with them. When WRV went out of business Vansco did provide us with Tech Support and sales. I did talk to Norm Benes of Parker Hannifin Canada. He was one who sold these to WRV. Vansco is now Parker Hannifin Canada. He told me they sourced this business out of the company.They selected a local company in case they needed assistance from Parker. The company that handles all of the VMM2820 and PDM is called JCA Electronics. They are the only one that handles the parts and there are no dealers in the US.

The PDM is what they call a dumb module and requires no programming. You just replace the unit.

If the VMM 2820 goes bad, you have to send the good one back to extract the code and reprogram a new one.

I guess we always look on the internet to see what we could find. If you could find a PDM that would be ok. I don't think you would want to buy VM2820 unless you have some way to reprogram it.

JCA contact info for questions or concerns
Lorna is sales administrator or lorna.p@jcarlectronics.ca
Darcy darcy.c@jcaelectronics.ca
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Price for PDM is $1100 plus $15.00 banking transaction fee.Total is $1115.

Estimated Price for the VMM 2820 is $1250 plus $250 for reprogramming and $15.00 banking transaction fee. Total is $1515.

They don't take credit cards and you need to wire funds. You need to pay all shipping expenses and brokerage to and from Canada. You could use UPS or Fed EX to broker and ship it.

Just thought I would pass this information along

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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If you only have one circuit go bad, you can rewire the input & output off a relay. I did that w/my "driving lights" instead of go thru the pain of having to send in the module for repair under warranty. I'd do the same for any other circuit.
If the unit fried entirely, I'd get a new one.

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:40 AM   #3
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Sortly after our 2005 purchase there was a WRV recall of the Vansco VMM. WRV sent both front and rear unprogramed replacements to the Cummins shop in Farmington, NM along with detail replacement instructions which I still have.

In short, the replacement procedure was to turn off both chassis and house power, remove and replace the rear VMM, then turn the power back on. The front VMM would reprogram the rear VMM. The procedure was essentially the same for the front VMM. The rear VMM would now send the program to the front VMM. Worked like a charm and the Cummins tech had no knowledge of the Vansco VMM or similar equipment. I carefully read the instructions to him and he performed the work. I assume that JCA made no mention of this procedure.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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vcm 2820

Here is a reply when I asked to get a cd of the program as I just had a failure and got a new one which he programed off of the front vcm..he has the program on file now which is explained below.. Mel
Hi Mel, unfortunately you cannot house the program on a CD. We have very specialize equipment and software that is needed to program the VMMs. What we could do is give you the name of the program that we have from this program such that if in the future you need another one replaced you can provide us with this name and we do not need to get one back to learn it (I had informed someone of this earlier but with no response so I will now need to confirm we still have it).

The name I propose is “September 6 2012 VMM 2820 Mel Cummins” if that is OK.

I hope this makes sense to you Mel, please let me know.

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