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Old 06-25-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install a battery isolator on my turbo diesel. Wow, it's crowded in there. Can someone tell me where they found a place to put it, or how they made a place?
And then I would like to install a 750 watt power inverter. I should put this in the cab, but again I'm lost on where to install it.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
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I'm trying to install a battery isolator on my turbo diesel. Wow, it's crowded in there. Can someone tell me where they found a place to put it, or how they made a place?
And then I would like to install a 750 watt power inverter. I should put this in the cab, but again I'm lost on where to install it.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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as I have no Isolator between the Boxes can't help you there, as far as an inverter I mounted a 700 watt (little coleman guy) under the center of the seat, outa the way when I'm not using it yet convient enough when I need it.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:51 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 2805C:
I'm trying to install a battery isolator on my turbo diesel. Wow, it's crowded in there. Can someone tell me where they found a place to put it, or how they made a place? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can't speak of all manufacturers, but Ford has an isolater in the Superduty trucks on the trailer charge line. I think Dodge puts one in theirs as well.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">And then I would like to install a 750 watt power inverter. I should put this in the cab, but again I'm lost on where to install it.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In my Ford I installed an inverter in the dash, behind the panel that would cover a passenger airbag (if one was installed).
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i mounted mine under the dash just to the right of the e brake pedal, there is a bracket for the ecm i piggy backed on it and ran an ice cord with outlet up to my hook thigy panel under the cup holder i used a 120 volt outlet from a ford escape so it looks like it should be there all the time

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Powerboater... nice job... looks like it is 'spoze to be there..


My 2000 F-350 has an isolator in the factory wiring..
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:00 PM   #7
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Very nice! I think I can do that, with a little more advice from you.

What size cables did you use? Just how do you connect that to the battery posts?


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by powerboatr:
i mounted mine under the dash just to the right of the e brake pedal, there is a bracket for the ecm i piggy backed on it and ran an ice cord with outlet up to my hook thigy panel under the cup holder i used a 120 volt outlet from a ford escape so it looks like it should be there all the time

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=548 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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I need to increase the hot wire going to my trailer. I need to run the refrigerator on 12v, and I have been told that the factory wire isn't large enough to keep up with the refrig electrical drain, that it will run down my trailer battery. I have been told that I must have at lkeast a 10 gauge wire. Can anyone advise just where I can tap into that factory isolator?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Alan_Hepburn:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 2805C:
I'm trying to install a battery isolator on my turbo diesel. Wow, it's crowded in there. Can someone tell me where they found a place to put it, or how they made a place? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can't speak of all manufacturers, but Ford has an isolater in the Superduty trucks on the trailer charge line. I think Dodge puts one in theirs as well.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">And then I would like to install a 750 watt power inverter. I should put this in the cab, but again I'm lost on where to install it.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In my Ford I installed an inverter in the dash, behind the panel that would cover a passenger airbag (if one was installed). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Nope, no battery isolator in the Dodges. Gotta remember to unplug when stopping overnight!

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