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Old 05-29-2020, 08:42 PM   #1
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Chassis radio converting

I want to be able to convert the chassis radio to be able to play it when we are parked for the night. So I知 looking to put in a switch to go from chassis battery to the house battery so as not to drain the chassis battery. Now has anyone done this, if so did you find a better way of doing it? I値l also be adding a fuse in the line from the house battery to the switch.
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Don't know what type brand model year or style RV you have, but if it has a set of 6 volt and a set of 12 volt batteries, then you likely have your house battery voltage already up at the dash. You can just wire to that. If you have a class A RV (and maybe even a class C), there's likely a switch on the dash that you can throw that automatically powers the radio from the house batteries. And yes I'm aware that we're in the Class C thread, thing is that people often post in the wrong place. So if you don't mind, it would help if you'd put specifics of your RV in your sig.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:04 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=Platinum 1;5283322]I want to be able to convert the chassis radio to be able to play it when we are parked for the night. So I知 looking to put in a switch to go from chassis battery to the house battery so as not to drain the chassis battery. Now has anyone done this, if so did you find a better way of doing it? I値l also be adding a fuse in the line from the house battery to the switch.
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I did this on my class c. There are two power wires to be concerned about. The constant hot and the switched hot. I used a double pole single throw switch.
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Hey,
Thank you I’ll look for that.
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Thank you I値l look for that.
Sorry, it's a double pole double throw switch. You can run one hot wire from the house battery and tie it to both terminals on the switch. Use an inline fuse near the house battery. I attached a simplified schematic.
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Why not simply connect the radio to the house battery?
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Old 05-30-2020, 06:24 PM   #7
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Yes Glenn,
Thank you for the drawing, we were thinking the same type idea. Just thought it would be a good idea to bounce it off you all.
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