Dual batteries in e350

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    Well, system up and running. I went over to Radio Shack and picked up a project box (remember them?). I did some major surgery on the box to cover the isolator terminals and most of the relay. I installed a dash indicator light when isolator is activated. I also have a pillar installed volt meter that reads everything off the ignition switch (ignore the warning, there is a red light that comes on below 11.5 volts) 105.png 106.png 107.png
     

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    Having this two battery system is great. Starting voltage has not been below 12.3 volts, normally 12.6 - 12.8 starting volts now, and I have been doing short trips last couple of weeks. Before I would drop to as low as 11.5 volts (no start) with short trips.
     
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    It's a beautiful thing! You finished it off nicely!
     
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    sheild1.jpg sheild2.jpg I made a modification to make it easier to test and charge the frame battery from under the hood by adding a metal strip at the isolator connection. Then I added a removable cover to the end of project box
     
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    I cleaned up the look. Put in a relay wiring socket, some blue wiring conduit on all the wiring for this project and the fog light project I did on this site. blue.jpg
     
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    Very Professional looking. Nice job.
     
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    Thank you JackC. A compliment from a BAT wrench means a lot to me. I try to do a job I can take pride in. Thanks again!
     

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