ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

         
Number 030119T   MIC:
Company:   Company Official: PDE
Model Name: BASS PRO XPS 5/5/5 BATT CHARGER   Model Year:
Problem 1: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM      
Problem 2: SHORT CIRCUIT      
HIN   Case Open Date: 8/5/2003
Disposition: CLOSED   Case Close Date: 5/18/2004
Units 5321   Campaign Open Date 8/5/2003
Boat Type 34   Campaign Close Date 5/18/2004
Severity:   Last Date: 10/7/2003
Comments:  
BATTERY CHARGER UNITS SOLD THROUGH BASS PRO SHOPS. IN A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF UNITS, WHEN WIRED IN A 24 VOLT MODE, A FAILURE HAS OCCURRED THAT HAS RESULTED IN AN INTERNAL SHORT THAT CAN CAUSE SIGNIFICANT HEAT DAMAGE TO THE NEGATIVE WIRES CONNECTED TO THE 24 VOLT BATTERY BANK. THIS FAILURE MAY BE INDUCED BY IMPROPERLY CONNECTING THE 12 VOLT DC OUTPUT(S) OF THE XPS BATTERY CHARGER TO A 24 VOLT CONNECTION (I.E. THE 24 VOLT TROLLING MOTOR CONNECTIONS) AS OPPOSED TO MAKING AN APPROPRIATE CONNECTION TO INDIVIDUAL 12 VOLT BATTERIES. IT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT THIS FAILURE WILL OCCUR IN YOUR INSTALLATION, BUT AS A PRECAUTION WE RECOMMEND THE INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL FUSES IN THE NEGATIVE LEADS FOR ALL 24 VOLT OR 12/24 SWITCHABLE TROLLING MOTOR INSTALLATIONS. PROMARINER HAS DESIGNED A NEGATIVE LEAD FUSE KIT SPECIFICALLY FOR XPS 5/5/5 TROLLING MOTOR BATTERY BANKS. THE KIT IS AVAILABLE FREE FROM PROFESSIONAL MARINE OR BASS PRO SHOPS. 10/07/03 LETTER IN LIUE OF DNR RECVD FROM MFG. 5321 UNITS. 448 AT FACTORY. 93 AT UNITS AT DELAERS. 195 UNITS SENT BACK TO MFG. 3,142 UNITS AT CUSTOMERS. 562 UNITS CORRECTED. UNITS TO BE CORRECTED 1203.