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Old 06-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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So the converter on my 92 Pace Arrow burned out, so I bought the Intellipower 9260. I installed it easy enough, and noticed when I was reading the installation instructions that you can hook up two sets of batteries to this unit.

So my question is: Has anyone hooked up their starting battery to this unit, and how did you do it?

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I am sure it is possible but not sure why you would want to use your starting battery and run it down ? leaving you with no battery to start generator or engine
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When you connect multiple battery banks on those terminals you are putting those batteries in parallel with each other. Hooking up your starting battery that way means you can drain it dead if camping without shore power. I would not do it without adding a battery isolator, so that the start battery could charge but not be used for house power.

Furthermore, I suspect your 92 Pace already charges the starting battery from the house system. I know my '96 did - there was a RVP battery charge controller that handled that.
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I am sure it is possible but not sure why you would want to use your starting battery and run it down ? leaving you with no battery to start generator or engine
Actually was just thinking of using the converter to keep my starting Battery at a full charge
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When you connect multiple battery banks on those terminals you are putting those batteries in parallel with each other. Hooking up your starting battery that way means you can drain it dead if camping without shore power. I would not do it without adding a battery isolator, so that the start battery could charge but not be used for house power.

Furthermore, I suspect your 92 Pace already charges the starting battery from the house system. I know my '96 did - there was a RVP battery charge controller that handled that.
There is an isolator on the system, and no, my 92 does not charge the starting battery when plugged in.
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