05-25-2006, 04:56 PM #1
dual batteries on XLT..whatcha think??
Since Im going total loss on the flywheel and i do alot of starts on the engine during a full day, I decided to run dual batteries on the XLT.
I made an adapter bracket out of .25 in sq tubing with 1/4 threadserts to mount the battery trays, then added a battery switch and a battery meter. and i relocated the electrical box to the same side of the bulkhead as the batteries and made some spark plug wires that were longer. I still have to wire it all up now.
05-25-2006, 05:03 PM #2
I think it"s a good idea to have two with your setup
05-25-2006, 05:26 PM #3
That is a pretty good idea and it looks very nice in there - i bet it will work out well for you.
05-25-2006, 08:08 PM #4
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Tim Allen would be so proud. MORE POWER !!! You'll need it for the flux capacitor mod.
05-26-2006, 02:24 PM #5
Awsome idea! What was the reason for remounting the electrical box? Triples?
05-26-2006, 02:57 PM #6
looks very good
I was going to run a second battery with my set up to power the gauges but I never did.
Are you going to run on one battery and save the other for just incase or are you going to run them both at the same time.
05-26-2006, 06:48 PM #7
I remounted the electrical box becuase the spark plug wires came out where the pto pipe (triples) was and they were always rubbing, this way its much cleaner, I dont have 10 zip ties trying to hold them out of the way.
Im going to run everything of the common post on the selector switch, so i will be running on one battery until it goes down then switch over to the other one. should work great..
Now if only fercho would send me that flywheel...
05-26-2006, 10:10 PM #8
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Sizing the cables is important, as we know that cable resistance will drop the voltage down stream of the batteries.
As a guide ... a 150 milliWatt (.15volt) from battery to end source is acceptable 250 milliWatt (1/4 volt) prolly the limit ... with 500 milliWatt drop needing a larger cable size to lower the resistance.
The load on the batteries will be low enough to utilise stock size cable ??? I have a formula for sizing cables but it needs the approx amps draw.
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