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Hi, I tried hooking up house battery to the CCP (customer connection point) as explained in this forum and I did not get any power output from it. I took a multimeter and measured power output by connecting the positive to CCP point and negative to van body. I did not register any voltage. I did this even after I started the engine and didn't register any voltage.

Do you think the CCP fuse is blown or is there any other reason why I am not registering voltage when I check the point.

ps. I left the van outside all winter and started it once every few weeks, so the starter battery has low voltage but I ran it for 15 minutes and still no power output from CCP.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Hi, I tried hooking up house battery to the CCP (customer connection point) as explained in this forum and I did not get any power output from it. I took a multimeter and measured power output by connecting the positive to CCP point and negative to van body. I did not register any voltage. I did this even after I started the engine and didn't register any voltage.

Do you think the CCP fuse is blown or is there any other reason why I am not registering voltage when I check the point.

ps. I left the van outside all winter and started it once every few weeks, so the starter battery has low voltage but I ran it for 15 minutes and still no power output from CCP.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Do you measure voltage directly at the house battery itself?
But I will say that if either the house or car battery was very low, it would be easy to pop the CCP fuse, once the connection was made.


I have yet to use my CCPs for anything. My house and car are tied via an ACR and 200A breaker (and 250A catastrophe fuse).
 

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I measured the voltage by checking the terminal by the bottom left side of the driver seat. I only have one terminal because it's a single battery and 150amp alternator.

Actually, The house battery was connected to CCP via CTEK B2B charger. So the reverse drain is supposed to be protected and there is a 45amp fuse I installed between ctek charger and CCP point in any case.
 

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I measured the voltage by checking the terminal by the bottom left side of the driver seat. I only have one terminal because it's a single battery and 150amp alternator.

Actually, The house battery was connected to CCP via CTEK B2B charger. So the reverse drain is supposed to be protected and there is a 45amp fuse I installed between ctek charger and CCP point in any case.
So house battery was NOT directly connected to CCP. Sorry, that wasn't clear to me from your OP.


A single CCP is rated at 60A.
So your fuse to the B2B input should have popped first.
All I can suggest is that you check the CCP fuse next.
 

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Make absolutely sure you're measuring the voltage using a good ground. Any stickers, paint, rust, black oxide coating, or other non-conductive material will prevent current from flowing and thus will measure "0 V".

If in doubt, run it to bare metal in the engine compartment or the negative from the 12V power port.

If you still don't get anything, chances are good that the fuse is either blown or not installed.
 

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As a newbie, could someone please elaborate on the "CCP" and it's location and usage?
I apologise for these meanies that ignored you.

Customer Connection Point - it is an absurdly obtuse design of a power outlet on the back of the driver seat.

Ford should have made it easier to use and maintain.

Something Crewvanman ( the Matt Ford Transit specialist who helps many people with thrir orders and who has a connection to Ford engineering ), should mention to his Ford buddies.

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- it is an absurdly obtuse design of a power outlet on the back of the driver seat.
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Either not all CCP's are created the same or someone is trying prevent you from finding it, there ARE some meanies here!

Mine would be described as at the rear of the base of the driver seat pedestal on the door side close to the floor. Also, not an outlet but rather a terminal post. If I remember correctly it uses a 5mm nut. Provision is made to have 3 but a single battery van comes with only 1 fused terminal.
 

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Hi, I tried hooking up house battery to the CCP
"Tried hooking it up" leaves some room for imagining horrible things. How did you try to hook it up? Take that hot little wire from the CCP and accidentally touch something conductive and grounded and poof there goes another billion kilo-watt dam!
 

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As a newbie, could someone please elaborate on the "CCP" and it's location and usage?
To elaborate on the previous good responses:
Some Transits have three 60A terminals, others have only one (but for under $10 the others can be added).
They are intended to be used to power various add-ons safely, If you search for CCP you can read some good discussions about them.

For needs greater than 60A, three can be combined for 180A total.
 

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I apologise for these meanies that ignored you.

Customer Connection Point - it is an absurdly obtuse design of a power outlet on the back of the driver seat.

Ford should have made it easier to use and maintain.

Something Crewvanman ( the Matt Ford Transit specialist who helps many people with thrir orders and who has a connection to Ford engineering ), should mention to his Ford buddies.

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Many thanks for your reply. I'll be checking the back of my driver's seat today.
 

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I have a new Transit 150 and just checked my CCP. It only has one post and it is hot 12.5V with the engine off.
 

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Same here. Where is there power only when ignition switch is on?
Your van should have come with two or three twelve volt power points.
They should be powered only with ignition on and 30 minutes after ignition off.
 

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To elaborate on the previous good responses:
Some Transits have three 60A terminals, others have only one (but for under $10 the others can be added).
They are intended to be used to power various add-ons safely, If you search for CCP you can read some good discussions about them.

For needs greater than 60A, three can be combined for 180A total.
It will be kind of tough to get 180 amps from a 150 amp alternator, There is a reason many Transits only come with a single 60 amp CCP fuse.
 

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Hi, I tried hooking up house battery to the CCP (customer connection point) as explained in this forum and I did not get any power output from it. I took a multimeter and measured power output by connecting the positive to CCP point and negative to van body. I did not register any voltage. I did this even after I started the engine and didn't register any voltage.



Do you think the CCP fuse is blown or is there any other reason why I am not registering voltage when I check the point.



ps. I left the van outside all winter and started it once every few weeks, so the starter battery has low voltage but I ran it for 15 minutes and still no power output from CCP.



Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


Someone PLEASE chime in if this is dangerous:

Set multimeter to measure RESISTANCE. One probe to the CCP, and the other to the battery positive terminal. If high resistance, the CCP fuse is blown or somehow the CCP is disconnected. No need to have ignition on.

I would disconnect the CTEK prior to doing this, or remove that 45a fuse, to be sure there is no amperage involved.

AND, assuming the CCP is working, I would replace your 45a fuse with a 30a fuse...unless you have some new / different CTEK than the D250s, that actually specifies 45a. There is another active thread Re D250s, discussing the fuse between the CCP and the CTEK. You want to protect the CTEK too, not just the CCP fuse, and (my) CTEK manual specifies 30a.

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This is why I said before the CCP design is obtuse and inferior.

The standard protocol for accessing power is a plug you stick into a socket.

Ford should just have a socket with a built in circuit breaker - access with a twist lock plug.

All these machinations to simply access power are ridiculous.
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It will be kind of tough to get 180 amps from a 150 amp alternator
Yes, but the CCP connection is to the battery with more than the alternator capacity available (at least until it runs down).

That brings up an interesting question: Do all transits with 3 CCPs have HD alternators? :nerd:
 

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My power outlets are on continuously, with or w/o the ignition switched on
Probably not - try plugging something in to one that you can check by looking in a window. Close the door, go away for 45 minutes, and come back to check without opening a door or activating the door locks.
 
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