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POLL: Hellroaring or Wells marine battery Isolator

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by afroman006, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    The Wells Marine battery isolator can be viewed here.
    Well

    And the Hellroaring can be viewed here.
    Hellroaring
    So which is it?
     
  2. BlueBlazer

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    How about neither one and just wiring it up like the diesel powered trucks?
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Atta boy, Tyler!

    What about just wiring them together? You can buy two sets of batteries for what one isolator setup costs. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I've got this one from sure power. i got it locally here at Napa. price was about $35 with tax and all. then i got the installation kit from autozone that they sell for their isolator. for $25 or so. works great, i didn't have any voltage drop from my alternator. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    Rick
     
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    Hellroaring.It's a great little unit.
    Their customer service is excellant as well.
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    I went with the Hellroaring and have been extremely please with it's performance. I have had no problems with it and they have great customer service!
     
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    FYI - another good option is the unit from www.wranglernw.com - had it in my K5 and was very impressed with it. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    I went thru a bunch of setups on my boat, and constantly had low voltage problems. Especially with isolation diodes.
    I put a Wells unit in about 4 years ago and never had a problem again. Total isolation. It's alot cheaper and simpler than the Hellroaring.= Less problems. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Hellroaring.It's a great little unit.
    Their customer service is excellant as well.
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    Damn, look at that rat's next of wires. I can't imagine even considering putting that mess in my truck.
     
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    Less than half those wires are used for the isolator. That is not the normal installation. Anyway - that doesn't look like a rat's nest to me. Looks like a good clean installation especially if you consider that includes his starter sylenoid and switch, electric fuel pump, ect.
     
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    That pic was the only clear one I had.You can disreguard the remote starter solenoid,the electric fuel pump wiring and the wires from the amp. and alt.

    It's fairly simple to put in.If you don't have the "IN CAB" selector switch you can ignore all the wiring except the one large cable to the spare battery and the one large cable going to the main battery.
     
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    I've got this one from sure power. i got it locally here at Napa. price was about $35 with tax and all. then i got the installation kit from autozone that they sell for their isolator. for $25 or so. works great, I've got this one from sure power. i got it locally here at Napa. price was about $35 with tax and all. then i got the installation kit from autozone that they sell for their isolator. for $25 or so. works great, i didn't have any voltage drop from my alternator.

    Rick
    Rick


    Are you sure that " i didn't have any voltage drop from my alternator." ?
    Please measure the voltage at the three term. on the iscolator, and tell us what you get.

    Thanks alot
     
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    Are you sure that " i didn't have any voltage drop from my alternator." ?
    Please measure the voltage at the three term. on the iscolator, and tell us what you get.

    Thanks alot


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    I checked it on both batteries, the isolator, and the alternator. everything had the same reading, i can't remember what that was, but it didn't change.

    Rick
     
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    I have owned the Hellroaring for quite some time now and it's the best modification I have done on my truck. Worth every bit of the extra money for the unit.

    Rob
     
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    Less than half those wires are used for the isolator. That is not the normal installation. Anyway - that doesn't look like a rat's nest to me. Looks like a good clean installation especially if you consider that includes his starter sylenoid and switch, electric fuel pump, ect.

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    I agree, that is indeed a very clean installation considering how many wires are running there.
     
  16. Executioner

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    Well if what your saying is correct(true), then the isolator
    is not working properly.
     
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    So two votes for Hellroaring and one for Wells. Thx guys
     
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    pm'ed you

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