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Old 01-24-2020, 05:14 PM   #1
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2014 Bounder 35k house battery setup

We would like to change the current house battery setup back to the original 2 6 volt battery that came with the coach. I would like to have a picture to follow as a guide. Has anyone got one they can post.

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Old 01-24-2020, 06:32 PM   #2
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If you are only installing two six volt batteries all you have to do is wire them in series. The positive of one battery will be connected to the negative of the other. The voltage across the two will be 12V.
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Swapping 2 x 6v for 2 x 12v is well-covered in this topic:


http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/hous...ts-191426.html
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:20 AM   #4
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If you are only installing two six volt batteries all you have to do is wire them in series. The positive of one battery will be connected to the negative of the other. The voltage across the two will be 12V.
Also when you run the positive of one to the negetive of the other, ( in series ) no other wires go on them.

Any other wires are placed on the other pos. and neg. You will have a jumper left over.
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Thanks for the answers, but I'm still trying to determine which cables are positive and negative. Not being experienced with house battery setup, I would sure not want to hook up a positive where a negative was supposed to be. I have 4 cables plus the jumper. Two cables are wrapped with a plastic cover and two are just rubber coated. I think the rubber coated ones are the negative side and the plastic covered are the positive. Any thoughts?
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Get an ohmmeter and check each wire: the negative wires should read 0 ohms (or very close to 0 ohms) to the chassis while the positive wires should read considerably higher when measured to the chassis.
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what do you have for batteries now? No batteries? got a picture?
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Just bought 2 gc2 batteries the other day. I'll take a picture and post it.

Thanks for your reply.
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Thanks for the answers, but I'm still trying to determine which cables are positive and negative. Not being experienced with house battery setup, I would sure not want to hook up a positive where a negative was supposed to be. I have 4 cables plus the jumper. Two cables are wrapped with a plastic cover and two are just rubber coated. I think the rubber coated ones are the negative side and the plastic covered are the positive. Any thoughts?
2 in plastic cover are a pair. 1 positive, 1 negative. 2 with robber coated are a pair 1 positive. 1 negative.

Black and red= Black negative.
black and white = White negative.
Red and white = white negative.
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Get an ohmmeter and check each wire: the negative wires should read 0 ohms (or very close to 0 ohms) to the chassis while the positive wires should read considerably higher when measured to the chassis.
I used a Harbor Freight multimeter, I find one cable that drops to between .01 and .000 and two that give me a solid 1 on left side of readout, and then one that gives me a -24.4 when I use the negative probe on the cable or it shows a 1 when I use the positive probe on the cable, like the other two cables. I don't understand the difference swapping the cable makes, but I repeated it a number of times.

So I'm still in limbo for now.
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