how to wire - across isolator

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

    Nov 29, 2001
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    Williamstown, NJ USA
    Ok so it is snowing bigtime so I stopped wiring...
    I have to run a 10g wire from alt to isolator
    10g wire from isolator to batteries in the bed
    unhook winch leads from drivers side battery and pull them back to the bed and hook them up in parallel in the bed

    now when I do all this...
    how does one wire a switch inline where I can jump the truck with the batteries in the bed if the front batteries die?
    I can just hookup jumpercables under the hood from isolator bat1 to bat2 and would work... but use a marine switch under the hood and do that?
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Jun 13, 2003
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    Jersey Shore
    a marine switch will let you mechanically switch from 1 group of batteries to the other, or run both.. if you want an "emergency" battery parellel switch in the cab, you'll need to put a solenoid in to parellel group 1 and 2... you can put both a solenoid and marine switch in to give you more flexibility..

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