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Old 03-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Trailer Hitch Connector

Hi all,
Just had my baseplate installed on my 2013 CRV. I had purchased a Blue OX Aladdin and wired the 6/7pin connecter with the normal pin outs but also included Pin 4 (Hitch side) and ran a 14g wire (from the baseplate 6 pin connector) to the battery (CRV side). Pin 4 is labeled "Charge" on the MH Hitch connector.
I don't want to have to remove fuse (CRV) and will be running the RVi Brake off of 12v socket.
Can I connect the 14g wire directly to the CRV battery? I am assuming the "Charge" side (Pin 4) of the MH is the same charge line going to the house and main battery...correct? If that is the case, if I connect charge line directly to battery, it shouldn't overcharge..right?? Do I need to install diode?

Thanks for the help

Tim and Eileen and our dobbie Sophie
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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I recommend you do not connect the toad and RV batteries direct together as you propose,

Put an isolation circuit in with current limiting features,. There are devices made for this purpose. A 14Ga wire might be a bit light also,

Google "toad-charge"

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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I have a similar set up for my toad. The 12v batteries in the RV won't over charge the Toad 12v battery, it will just act like adding another battery in parallel with the RV battery. I did install self-resetting 12v 30 amp circuit breakers, one under the hood of the toad and one in the wire from the RV battery just in case the connecting wire or plugs get shorted out. No issues in 1000's of miles of towing.

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