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Old 12-26-2011, 03:54 AM   #1
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1998 Bounder Converter Location and question

Hi All,

I'm having some 12v power issues and am in the process of troubleshooting - I've found a Progressive Dynamics converter located in the basement; is this probably the only converter, or is there also another one built-in to the power center above the refrigerator (where all the high voltage breakers are and some low voltage fuses)?

I assume that the converter charging circuit feeds power through a pair of wires to the BCC and the BCC in turn sends the charging current to the house battery?

Thanks!
Matt
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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This period converter was simply a regulated power supply. It put out 13.6 volts. this is fed to the battery and keeps the battery up. it will not top off a battery. That is supposed to be done by the engine alt. It is the only converter you have.
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Thanks! So that means I will need to keep an external trickle charger on the battery to keep it charged?

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Thanks! So that means I will need to keep an external trickle charger on the battery to keep it charged?

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No you don't need a trickle charger. Your converter will keep the battery charged. It just doesn't high charge it. That will be taken care of when you drive it.
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Got it. Thanks!!

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #6
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Hi All,

I'm having some 12v power issues and am in the process of troubleshooting - I've found a Progressive Dynamics converter located in the basement; is this probably the only converter, or is there also another one built-in to the power center above the refrigerator (where all the high voltage breakers are and some low voltage fuses)?

I assume that the converter charging circuit feeds power through a pair of wires to the BCC and the BCC in turn sends the charging current to the house battery?

Thanks!
Matt
Matt, print http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15918372/BCC...%20Package.pdf and you can troubleshoot any problem you might have in the charging circuits of your Bounder. The BCC (square black box) is located on the outside of the firewall just ahead of the drivers position.
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There's a Bounder owners group forum where you can find help

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/bounder/
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