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Old 05-29-2016, 12:50 AM   #1
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Connecting battery to converter?

I have relocated my house batteries inside my TT. They are near the converter.

Currently the positive wire from the battery is running to the front of the trailer and connected to the stock location. This is where the charge line from the truck comes in also.

I would like to wire the positive of my battery directly to the converter. I figure the shorter wiring run would be better.

Any issues in doing that?


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Don't have the batteries inside your TT they release gases especially when being charged Bad idea someones Guna get hurt
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Don't have the batteries inside your TT they release gases especially when being charged Bad idea someones Guna get hurt
They are properly vented and contained.
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You are on the right track, the shorter & heavier the better. You need to combine the charge line with the cable at some point.
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As long as the batteries are contained and vented properly, the H2 should not be an issue. In any electrical application shorter is better, unless you're trying to have a voltage drop. Make sure both positive and ground wires are properly sized for the amperage involved. I would also add a battery disconnect switch and properly sized breaker in your design. I assume that batteries are still in front of the axles for hitch weight.
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As long as the batteries are contained and vented properly, the H2 should not be an issue. In any electrical application shorter is better, unless you're trying to have a voltage drop. Make sure both positive and ground wires are properly sized for the amperage involved. I would also add a battery disconnect switch and properly sized breaker in your design. I assume that batteries are still in front of the axles for hitch weight.
My tongue weight was out of control for my 21 footer. At 3380 lbs it was 710 lbs according to my Sherline scale.

So, I relocated my two golf cart batteries to about 4 feet behind the single axle. Worked like a charm.

On the wiring...it looks like they spliced in three wires into the wire feeding the converter. Looks like it will be a pain. And I would be bypassing a 30A fuse at the front of my trailer.

I am going to find a bus bar and put a fuse in line.
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