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Wireing a converter and battery isolater
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campmate17    Posted 01-07-2005 at 14:40:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
can Any one help me with wireing a converter and battery isolater into an old (1979) motor home.I would like to know the dos and don'ts.I have a converter now but the ac side doesn't work.I have also purchased a battery isolater at an auction with no instructions.any help would be appreciated.

Thank you


Al /Mi    Posted 01-07-2005 at 15:29:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take the big wire off the alternaror and put it to one side of the isolater then a wire of the same size from the middle to the alternator and a wire from the other side to your other battery . ground the neg side of your spare battery . Hook the DC side of the converter to that battery and you should have 110 out the other
I think that's what your asking Your trying to make 110 out of12v DC aren't you ?


Ron/PA    Posted 01-07-2005 at 18:15:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
My converter converts 110 to 12 volt, everything in the camper is 12 volt.
My battery isolator is nothing more than a solonoid that disconects when the key is off, so that the 2nd battery can't be drained by accident.
Ron


Al /Mi    Posted 01-07-2005 at 19:31:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK I was thinking he meant he wanted to charge two batteries and not have the sec one start the
motor home and the motor home not drain the one to start it with . Wrong again .
Al


Ron/PA    Posted 01-07-2005 at 20:19:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
No I think you had it right, mine energizes the solonoid when you're running, and charges both batteries from the alternator. When you shut the engine off, the solonoid opens, and you should only be able to drain one battery while you sleep. Now having said that, I keep a battery pack on board, cause I usually find a way to screw up a fool proof system.
Ron


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