70 AMP BATTERY ISOLATOR

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Postby Gerdo » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:51 pm

It is the easy way of going. I think thats what I'll do. One question. It won't overcharge/cook the battery, right? Your starting battery always has voltage from your alt and it if fine.
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Postby bdosborn » Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:34 pm

It depends. I wouldn't drive around with it charging all the time. But, if you're just charging your battery on camping trips and then you use a battery charger to maintain the battery at home you should be fine. At least mine has been and the truck runs 14.3 volts with a 120A alternator. I haven't had any problems with overcharging the battery. Also, I try and check and add water as required to the battery ever month. One thing to check is the output of the alternator on your TV. If its only a 40A or so you might burn it out charging a battery. The alternator in most cars is sized only for the car (and barely that).
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Postby Gerdo » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:42 pm

I ran my #10 from a constant use solenoid today. Instillation went well. I put a fuse in line.
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Postby bdosborn » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:17 pm

Pictures?
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Postby Gerdo » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:43 pm

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I have A picture. It is my constant use solenoid. I mounted it to the inner fender.
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Postby bdosborn » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:15 am

Where'd you get it?
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Postby Gerdo » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:22 pm

On my trip back from thr Colorado Campout this weekend my solenoid seems to have recharged the TD battery. All is good. Before the trip I did add a switch to shut off the power to activate the solenoid. This way I don't charge an already charged battery and I also don't have to listen to it close when I'm not charging.

PS I used the "State of Charge Chart"
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Postby bdosborn » Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:19 pm

Chris,

So your battery wasn't at 60% from charging from your vehicle? Must be a magic battery.
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Postby asianflava » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:52 am

bdosborn wrote:Chris,

So your battery wasn't at 60% from charging from your vehicle? Must be a magic battery.
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I know what you're talking bout, wasn't it 70%?
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Postby Gerdo » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:17 am

The voltage that I read on my TD battery when I got home was 12.8V. After a few minutes it settled down to 12.6V. It seems to work.
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