Ford Transit Customer Connection Points
Ford Transits come with 1 60A fused Customer Connection Points (CCP) as standard and up to 3x 60A may be fitted depending on vehicle configuration. If you are ordering a custom Transit you can get 3 CCPs by ordering the upfitter switches (option 67C).
If your Transit only has 1 CCP you can add the missing 2 by ordering kit part number BK2Z-14S411-A. CargoVanConversions has a good write up covering the installation process.
For Gidget’s electrical system we are going to have a 1000W inverter (Magnum CSW1012) connected to the CCPs. But this inverter has a maximum continuous current rating of 113A which is greater than a single 60A CCP.
According to the Ford bulletin, Accessing Battery Power on Transit, if you need more current than 60A you can connect to the 3 CCP. It’s not clear in this document if that means the 3 CCPs can be connected in parallel or not. But based on the back and forth in this forum post I feel confident that you can combine the 3 CCP to form 1 CCP that has more current than 60A. So for Gidget, the 3 CCPs have been combined into 1 CCP and a 150A circuit breaker was added.
You could also just connect straight to the battery. I choose the combined CCP route and have had no issues so far.
- 3M VHB Tape
- 6 AWG flexible welding cable
- 6 AWG Heavy-duty Lugs with a 1/4″ Screw Size Ring
- 2/0 AWG Heavy-duty Lugs with a 5/16″ Screw Size Ring
- 1″ diameter heat shrink
- 1/2″ diameter heat shrink
- 150A Circuit Breaker
- Scrap piece of 3/4″ AC plywood
- Black gloss paint
- 3 wood screws
- 3 5mm lock washers
- 3 5mm hex nuts
The first step was to cut out a square piece of 3/4″ AC plywood and paint it black. The 150A circuit breaker was then attached to the plywood with 3 wood screws.
3M VHB tape was applied to the other side and then it was stuck on to the driver seat pedestal. VHB tape was chosen as there is nothing to screw into or bolt onto as all the fuses for the Transit electrical system are there.
Next a custom cable was made to combine the 3 CCPs into a single connection point.
The 3 lugs are attached to the CCP stud with a 5mm lock washer and nut. The studs seem delicate so I wouldn’t over torque them.
The CCP cover will no longer fit now that the cables have been connected. Using a Dremel I cut out 3 holes to allow the cover to snap back on.
I’m pretty happy with the final install. It turned out pretty clean and is a very functional use of the space.