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Relocating battery within cab??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekquistk5, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Guys I'm toying with the Idea of buying a meijers compresser 120v 2.5amps , and putting it in my k5. I have a 450watt massive power inverter. Not one of those cigarette lighter ones, the one that you actually hard wire to the truck. If my math is correct it would put out 3.5 amps so I should be able to run the thing. But there is going to be soo much draw, that im going to have to run like 4awg wire, and a dual battery setup, with dual alternators. Anyones have pics of theirs, or relocate both batteries within the vehicle. I would like to move everything within the cab.
     
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    I would be scared to have a battery in the cab with me because of explosions. Don't they let out a poisonous gas too?
     
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    Well It just wouldn't be open they would be in cases!
     
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    Somewhat common for the battery to be in the cab area on other vehicles. I would enclose it/them and vent to the underside of the truck. I know of one Early Bronco that has the side post only pair of Optima's under the pass seat.
     
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    Here's my aux. battery. I use a 90 amp Alt. and isolator and it keeps up fine with my winch under semi frequent use.
    1 gauge bumper to bumper. Rubber grommets through the side panel.


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