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Old 03-28-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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BrakeBuddy Battery

Has anyone tried to use a separate 105 amp deep cylcle trolling motor battery for the brake buddy instead of using the toad's battery to run the braking system? Then just recharge the deep cycle battery when stopped for the night.

Am I crazy or will this work?

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Old 03-28-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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It would work but the Brake Buddy is cumbersome enough after you stop and you now add another dimension of lugging the battery around.

If you're recharging the extra battery, why can't you just recharge the toad battery?

PS - I've run 4 days cross country with the Brake buddy and have not killed to toad battery.

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Old 03-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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Buy a "jump box" and plug the Brake Buddy into it. You can recharge the jump box when necessary. When I had an EvenBrake that is how I did it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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I just ran a wire from the hot pin on my 7 pin connector on the RV to the toad battery and trickle charge it while i run down the road. Don't forget in line fuses and a connector.
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