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post #16 of 23 Old 02-03-2013, 05:34 PM
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On 'Black Betty' I used a Stinger SGP 32 unit, much like a dandified starter relay I think but the wiring instructions were straighforward enough even for a dimwhit like me






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post #17 of 23 Old 02-03-2013, 05:50 PM
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I seen your solenoids weren't the Ford style.What was wrong with them.They had the same terminals,go figure huh
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post #18 of 23 Old 02-03-2013, 06:28 PM
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the reason I deleted my fuse is that when I got the jeep someone hooked it up wrong and actually had the solenoid powered all the time or some weird *** thing and the fuse port was bad anyway

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post #19 of 23 Old 02-04-2013, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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I seen your solenoids weren't the Ford style.What was wrong with them.They had the same terminals,go figure huh
I believe they sent me continuous duty solenoids.

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Galt,

FYI, an alternative to your double solenoid setup would be a high-torque starter with it own solenoid. It would certainly simplify your wiring, and probably give as much, or more, starting power.

Here's the starter I was talking about earlier that wouldn't work when wired in series with the factory solenoid.

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Hey Matt,
Thanks for the link. i may consider that when my current starter ****s out on me.

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You realize your setup is forcing you to run both batteries all the time right? You should have a good alternator or you will never be able to properly charge both thereby defeating the purpose of having a dual battery setup.
X2 for the battery switch. Make sure you check out your charging voltage at both of the batteries. Even at idle, you should be getting above 13volts at both batteries. If you don't, you will need a stronger HD alternator.
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You realize your setup is forcing you to run both batteries all the time right? You should have a good alternator or you will never be able to properly charge both thereby defeating the purpose of having a dual battery setup.
X2 for the battery switch. Make sure you check out your charging voltage at both of the batteries. Even at idle, you should be getting above 13volts at both batteries. If you don't, you will need a stronger HD alternator.
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Yes that was the point of the way I installed the batteries. My alternator is 105 amps. Which is more than enough. Batteries charge slowly over time. Anything fast like these 200AMP hd Alternators will cook your batteries. Ask me how i know....

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