According to the 2022 Transit Order Guide, the Programmable Battery Guard is one of the options that has been deleted. I think it's usually referred to as the Ford Programmable Battery Guard (FPGB). I plan to order a Transit this weekend so I can convert to a Class B motor home. I suspect they will not build a 2021 for me this late in the year and I will need to order a 2022 when it's available. The order guide did not mention whether the battery guard is not available or was deleted as an option because it is now a standard option so I'm assuming it is no longer available. Does anyone know the implications of not having the Programmable Battery Guard?
The Programmable Battery Guard (FPBG) was an option. The 2020/21 has a Standard Battery Guard that is designed to protect the vehicle voltage from excess draw of customer loads (typically house battery charging for a camper van).
This is especially important since the Transit has electric power steering. All newer transits have 1 connection (CCP1) which is 60A always hot and not regulated by the vehicle. Most newer Tranisits other than those with the most basic electrical (battery?) options also have a second connection (CCP2) that will protect the battery voltage and can provide up to 175A according to Ford. Continuous available amperage from that connection is a the subject of debate on this site and probably also dependent on whether the vehicle is equipped with a single or dual alternator setup. The Ford BEMM
is the primary source for how this stuff works. Of course any changes to the 2022 would not be included.
If you order your so that you get the CCP1/CCP2 configuration, you will not need any aftermarket device to protect the vehicle voltage, just connect your load to CCP2 and the vehicles Body Control Module (BCM) will take care of things for you. If you want to look at what capabilities the optional FPBG provided, it is described in the BEMM that I linked above. It was most likely discontinued because the uptake % was so low. That should tell you something.
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