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 Post subject: breaker box HELLLLLP!!!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:05 pm 
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where is the breaker box located in my 95 BFT??

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Nancy,

Your BF coach probably was equipped with a Magnetek 6345 Power Center like that shown in the photo below. The exterior surface of the system is brown in color and the top half is a hinged lid that can be lowered by turning the latch at the top center of the photo.

When you lower that lid, you will see 4 or 5 AC circuit breakers on the left side and 9 or 10 DC fuses on the right side.


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It is also generally right near the floor and it will be close to adjacent of the shore power cord on the outside, which is the driver's side of the coach.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:01 pm 
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oh, thank you! I looked everywhere! it isn't in my owner's manual,, at least not that I could find!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:36 am 
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The photo below should generally represent the layout in you 1995 Born Free BFT coach and show the general location of the Magnetek 6345 Power Center. It should be on the cabinet wall under the right side sink or maybe around the corner between the wall and the adjacent captain's chair.

I have copied the following paragraphs out of the owner's manual that should be in your owner's manual also. Note paragraph D below that refers to this Power Center panel. There may be a small possibility that your 1995 BFT is not equipped with this particular Magnetek Power Center.

IV. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Your Born Free Motorcoach is equipped with one or more electrical sources for electrical power for your coach.
1. 12-volt automatic electrical system
2. 12-volt motorcoach auxiliary battery
3. 110-volt external power supply
4. 110-volt auxiliary generator (optional)

A. Automotive 12-volt System
The chassis battery is located under the chassis
hood on the driver's side and operates the following:
1. Headlamps
2. Turn indicators
3. Console panel lamps
4. Windshield wipers
5. Speed control
6. Starter motor
7. Backup lights
8. Exterior clearance lights
9. Taillights, indicator lights, and stop lights
10. Cigarette lighter (dash-mount) .
11. Auto air conditioner
12. Radio and stereo

All of the above accessories are fused at the chassis fuse box. See your chassis owner's manual for proper replacement. NOTE - Never install a larger rated fuse as a replacement. Severe wire damage or possible fire may result.

B. Auxiliary Coach 12-volt System
The coach is equipped with an auxiliary battery mounted on a slide-out tray beneath the coach floor.
It operates the following:
1. Interior lights
2. Interior roof fans
3. Recirculating toilet
4. Range exhaust fan
5. Furnace fan and ignitor
6. Water pump
7. Monitor panel
8. Auxiliary generator starter
9. Safety detector
10. LP leak detector
11. Igniters for refrigerator and water heater

The auxiliary battery is separated from the truck battery anytime the chassis ignition is switched off by a battery isolator mounted near the auxiliary battery. The isolator separates the two systems so that the chassis battery won't run down during auxiliary use. When the chassis engine is running, the isolator allows the auxiliary battery to be charged by the alternator. The auxiliary battery can also be charged through the power converter when the vehicle is plugged into 1IO-volt shoreline power, or when the auxiliary generator is running. However, the rate of charge is a great deal less and will take a longer time to recharge. Vehicles with diesel engines have two chassis batteries mounted under the chassis hood. Diesel engines require more cranking amperage and thus the two batteries.

C. Care of Batteries
Check battery water level before every trip: and at least once a week during heavy use. The terminals on the battery must be kept clean and free from corrosion. If the motorcoach is stored for the winter, remove the battery(ies) and store in a cool dry area, preferably off of a concrete floor. Even when idle. batteries will discharge due to chemical action. and should be charged periodically. Do not connect the battery to a charger and leave for the winter as the danger of overcharging is too great. Keeping the cells of the battery filled with water will keep the plates from buckling, causing an internal short.

D. Switches and 12-volt Fusing
All 12-volt powered equipment is fused inside the power-converter control center. Each fuse is labeled on the control center door. Do NOT install a larger replacement fuse. as each circuit is rated for the size of fuse installed. A switch panel. mounted inside the door on some models, has control switches with a built-in circuit breaker to accommodate any overload situation. If a switch circuit becomes overloaded, the switch circuit breaker will trip and must be re-set. Re-setting the breaker involves switching the tripped switch from OFF to back ON positions. Also located on the switch panel in Showmobile models is an hour meter hooked up to the diesel engine to record the running hours of the engine. Inside this compartment are two fuse bars with controlling fuses for other 12-volt accessories used in the motorcoach.


Each fuse is identified, and again, a larger replacement fuse should never be installed to replace a blown fuse.

E. 110-volt System
The 110-volt system operates from a shore-line utility service, or an auxiliary generator source.

The following equipment operates entirely off of 110-volt power:
1. Roof air conditioner/heater
2. Refrigerator (except when operating on LP gas)
3. Electric appliances
4. Electrical outlets
5. Microwave
6. 1V - VCR - etc.


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 Post subject: Breaker Box
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Janet,

Did you find it?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Oh Janet, O Janet,

Did you ever locate your circuit breakers in your power center?

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