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Old 01-25-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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I had my son help me replace the batteries. He did not label the configuration. I just purchased the chassis battery and the 2 house batteries. I want to make sure I hook them up right. Could someone send me a pic of the configuration or offer any assistance
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I had my son help me replace the batteries. He did not label the configuration. I just purchased the chassis battery and the 2 house batteries. I want to make sure I hook them up right. Could someone send me a pic of the configuration or offer any assistance
Here's a start. You likely have some other smaller wires in addition to the heavy cables but they will be unique to your Model. This sketch is for four 6V so in your case you only use the connection for two batteries to get 12V.
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Are the two house batteries 12v or 6v????
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Hello, Mark.

I have a 2005 Dolphin and removed the batteries (2 6-volt house, and 1 12-volt chassis) several days ago for load testing. I used my phone to take pics before removing the batteries, and need to double-tap the pics to actually see the cable connections. Therefore, the pics will not help you, but I would be happy to discuss the connections over the phone if that will help you. Send me a PM with a phone number if you do not get the help you need.

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FYI

On our '05 Dolphin the previous owner had replaced the 6V batteries with 12v and also put in a battery disconnect for the starter battery plus installed a switch in the starter circuit to disconnect the starter battery (same idea as the battery disconnect switch/solenoid for the house batteries).

Well, they did not follow the RED = Positive & BLACK = negative standard and when I installed a new starting battery and wired it incorrectly, I melted a battery cable!

SO... follow the color scheme to safeties sake.
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Just about everyone has a device, i.e. Cell phone or I-Pad, that has a camera in it. Before removing or replacing batteries or other parts, PHOTOGRAPH THEM. Then you have a picture showing what parts went where.
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