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Old 07-12-2005, 09:47 PM
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What is the best way to hook up 2 batteries and 2) 05 F 150 Yammers with master/selector/ disconnect switch?
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tex4771 - 7/13/2005 2:47 AM

What is the best way to hook up 2 batteries and 2) 05 F 150 Yammers with master/selector/ disconnect switch?
That depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you simply want a dual battery setup for redundancy (which is what I have), you install a battery isolator/selector switch. Put all the power leads that are currently on the positive post of your battery on the output post of the selector switch. Then put a cable from the positive terminal of your current battery to the post marked "battery one" of the selector switch. Now connect a cable from the positive terminal of your second battery to the post marked "battery two" of the selector switch. Finally, connect a cable between the negative teminals of the two batteries and you are done.

The other thing you should consider is including a battery charger in this system. I got a decent one from Cabella's for about $80.00 which will charge up the two batteries while you are away and maintain them at full charge so you always are sure that you have plenty of power when you arrive at the boat. This, of course, assumes you have a 110 source at the dock.

I hope this helps...

TED

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