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Old 05-11-2016, 12:34 PM   #15
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I had a similar issue with my Patriot while enroute to Alaska. After a few calls to BlueOx, they determined the internal battery was shot and needed to be returned to them for repair. Since we were on the road, they finally made me a deal on a new one shipped, prepaid to our next stop. Then, I retuned the old one for a credit.
The new unit is a completely different animal in terms of performance and operation.
As for the battery, go to your Honda dealer and purchase the two part battery tray for the Honda Oddesy. See attached for the P/N's.
Then, purchase a group 24 battery with the highest CCA you can find. Mine is 850, compared to the OEM group 51 at about 400.
The combo of the new Patriot and new battery has added years on to my life.
Last trip, I left the ign in the on (in error of course) position which powers the daytime running lights etc etc. After five hours of towing, the car started up, no problem. Try that with the OEM battery..

Sorry about the upside down pic, me and Mr Apple have different views of right side up.
Where did you get the 850 CCA battery
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Where did you get the 850 CCA battery
Any battery supply, NAPA, INTERSTATE, etc. I got mine at Canadian Tire but I don't suppose that helps you.
If I recall, NAPA had a group 24 Maintenance free that was close to 900 CCA.
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I use a cheap Peak 600amp jump start battery pack to power my Patorit and never worry about the toad battery. Rarely uses more than 25% of its charge in a day. Just plug into 115vac at night and its ready to go the next day. I bought mine on eBay for less than $40 including freight/tax.
Are you able to plug the patriot right into the jump starter or do you need adaptors?
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Are you able to plug the patriot right into the jump starter or do you need adaptors?

I plug into the Aux power (cigar lighter) on the dash. Then plug the Breakaway into the Patriot, turn it on and go through the set up.
I don't use a jump starter or pull fuses. No adapters required. I do have a charge line from the MH battery to the Honda battery but with the larger size battery, I'm not so sure I even need that any longer but I installed it when I was going through the dead battery issues.
You do need to leave the ignition in the Aux position as per the Honda Manual which makes the Aux plug live to power the Patriot.
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[QUOTE=bobf46;3063488]Are you able to plug the patriot right into the jump starter or do you need adaptors?[/QUOTE

The jump starter has a 12VDC female rec'p that you can plug the Patriot into. No adaptors req'd.
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