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I am looking at how to install dual batteries and have an idea........

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by justwhatido, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. justwhatido

    justwhatido 1/2 ton status

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    Why not use a marine isolator/switch. After all boats have been using dual batteries for years. Marine equipment should be more resistent to effects of H2O than most automotive stuff.

    Anyone tried marine systems.

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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i run one of these in my Chevelle. pretty sure Tweety runs something similar in his rig...
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    I just wired mine together.
     
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    I have the Perco also.
     
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    I"ve got a selector switch mounted in the drivers side inner front fender. Both are hot or I can switch to one. Keep it for reserve while camping, etc. Less choices than a Perko but it works.
     
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    Any links on this?
     
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    thats what im planning on using. i think their like $26
     
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    hey, try an RV store, they have a setup that I have for like 75-100 bucks that will charge both your batteries all the time but will draw off of either one, or both... depending on where you select. This system works great, alternator goes and you can just switch to the other batt and get back to civilization /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i know this link has been posted up a few other times, but it is the heat...

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    The Perko selector switch was exactly what I had in mind. I thought that a marine fuse block with half a dozen terminals would more than handle the aux lights, winch, CB and kicker, ect and keep things far neater than just tying to battery terminals. Anyone tried the marine fuse blocks (or even a breaker panel?) /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif Fred
     
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    NoT the winch ! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif


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    The Perko selector switch was exactly what I had in mind. I thought that a marine fuse block with half a dozen terminals would more than handle the aux lights, winch, CB and kicker, ect and keep things far neater than just tying to battery terminals. Anyone tried the marine fuse blocks (or even a breaker panel?) /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif Fred

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    I use the new NW WRANGLER switch. It's really small and neat! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Here is mine. The stock solenoid wires reached the present location. I used a 60 amp C/B to replace the fusible links.

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