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Old 07-25-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Battery connection

Hello everyone;
I'm new to this site so bear with me for my question. First off I have a 97 Bounder class A 30 ft and I tow a 99 Jeep Cherokee behind with a round 4 wire plug. I want to run a wire from my chassis battery to the Jeep to charge the battery while towing. My question is, since the cables on the chassis battery of the motorhome are hooked up on the side of the battery, can I add a "Brass knife switch terminal with stud for top post batteries" to the top post so that I can connect the wire to it and also disconnect the power to the Jeep when I'm done towing?
Any advice is appreciated
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:09 PM   #2
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Hello everyone;
I'm new to this site so bear with me for my question. First off I have a 97 Bounder class A 30 ft and I tow a 99 Jeep Cherokee behind with a round 4 wire plug. I want to run a wire from my chassis battery to the Jeep to charge the battery while towing. My question is, since the cables on the chassis battery of the motorhome are hooked up on the side of the battery, can I add a "Brass knife switch terminal with stud for top post batteries" to the top post so that I can connect the wire to it and also disconnect the power to the Jeep when I'm done towing?
Any advice is appreciated
Thanks
IMO you could add the switch. Just make sure the line to the Jeep is fused and it should have a diode in it so not to drain the Jeep battery in case of a failure of the chassis battery or while starting the engine on the chassis.

You could also accomplish this with the use of a 5 pin or 7 pin connector, still should have the diode.
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Thanks Ken, I plan on installing a 30Amp circuit breaker on each end and try to connect the wire to a spare 4 wire connector so I can just hook it up when I am ready to tow.
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Hi all; on my last thread I said I was going to install a 30Amp circuit breaker on each end of the battery wire, so my question is since the breaker has two posts one marked "Bat", where the wire from the chassis battery goes to, do I reverse the connection on the toad side so that both ends of the wire are connected to the "Bat" post and the other post for the toad battery?
I am able to work on and fix a lot of things but when it comes to auto electrical I'm lost, so any advice is very welcome.
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Hi all; on my last thread I said I was going to install a 30Amp circuit breaker on each end of the battery wire, so my question is since the breaker has two posts one marked "Bat", where the wire from the chassis battery goes to, do I reverse the connection on the toad side so that both ends of the wire are connected to the "Bat" post and the other post for the toad battery?
I am able to work on and fix a lot of things but when it comes to auto electrical I'm lost, so any advice is very welcome.
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It will work either way at the towed end, but for simplicity connect the wire from the RV house battery 5 pin connector to the bat terminal on the breaker at the toad and the connect the wire to the toad battery to the other side of the breaker.
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