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Old 02-10-2018
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Default Re: opinions on dual battery plans?
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What about mounting one or both batteries in the back to eliminate the heat factor?
Depends on priorities: space and the trouble of running thick cables to the back of the Jeep, vs having the battery die premature.

Heat is indeed a problem. Once my Odysseys will die, I intend going with a 5 yr guaranteed AGM from Walmart/AutoParts or similar. For the first 3 yrs they have 100% replacement cost.
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Default Re: opinions on dual battery plans?
i had both batteries in the rear of the WJ. even though i ran 1/0 cable, there was still some voltage drop and i always worried i wasn't charging them fully. the cost of the cable, hassle of running it and creating a custom mounting area are the main reasons i wouldn't put them in the rear again myself.
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Default Re: opinions on dual battery plans?
this project is not forgotten... i've just had other things to take care of lately, so i still haven't ordered the main pieces (the dual battery tray and the isolator).

i already had the voltmeter though, so i went ahead and installed that a couple weeks ago.



i had to move my ham faceplate and microphone just a bit - to the outer edges of my custom overhead panel so the meter would fit and i'd still be able to grab the mic easily.

the relay to turn the meter on and off with the Jeep is inside the panel as well. each positive feed runs through a 1A micro fuse.

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