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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2008, 07:12:20 PM »
ok cheap always wins haha so ive made my decision..

now where would i go to get a mother of a relay like your talkinga bout shane?

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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2008, 07:14:53 PM »
Most auto electricians will have them in stock. Failing that, ARB or TJM should be able to help you out.
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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2008, 07:16:10 PM »
and roughly how much money should i be bringing with me also? cheers for that shane

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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2008, 07:24:41 PM »
100Amp solenoid is about $25 but if you can, get one a little bit bigger. Although that's 100Amps continuous, so should handle 450Amps surge. See the following link:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/DUAL-BATTERY-ISOLATOR-SOLENOID-EASY-TO-DIY-100AMP-ABR_W0QQitemZ230275872648QQihZ013QQcategoryZ30862QQcmdZViewItem

Try contacting that guy and see if he can supply a higher current job.

Here is one of the redarc jobs for $95 from the same seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/REDARC-DUAL-BATTERY-SMART-SOLENOID-SBi12-FREE-PUSH_W0QQitemZ310070968556QQihZ021QQcategoryZ30862QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2008, 12:57:27 AM »
Ok also with the aux battery is it worth while looking at getting a deep cycle one, at the moment my starter battery is a boat battery, also with that solenoid how high is high with the amps

Ben cheap is not always the best way to go believe me, if you want to do it right do it only once thats why forums like this help us

Clance you got any pics of your motorhome?

cheers snow
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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2008, 07:54:12 AM »
Hi Snow, there are some in the gallery section of my old one and the current one. Cheers
Clance, CF Bedford Motorhome, 350 chev, T400, 12 bolt salsbury.

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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2008, 07:59:20 AM »
Ok also with the aux battery is it worth while looking at getting a deep cycle one, at the moment my starter battery is a boat battery, also with that solenoid how high is high with the amps

Ben cheap is not always the best way to go believe me, if you want to do it right do it only once thats why forums like this help us

Clance you got any pics of your motorhome?

cheers snow

If you want to start running the aux battery flat, you will need a deep cycle. Running your high CCA starting battery flat will kill it real quick.

Re the solenoid, a 100Amp job would be fine as these will handle 400Amps surge which is no more than the starter on a 6 will use. If you have a v8 you should be looking at a 150-200Amp solenoid.
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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2008, 11:26:01 PM »
So ShaneJ are you saying a deep cycle battery is the way to go for an aux battery?

Hey Clance i haven't been in the gallery section properly yet alot of reading of posts but go an have apeek a boo now

Cheers snow

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Re: Dual Battery
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2008, 08:00:35 AM »
A deep cycle battery is the only way to go for an aux battery.
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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2008, 12:06:30 AM »
Ok thanks for that and all the others input got a good idea in which way Iam going to set it up, just curious about what that flash button does so going find i sup http://

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