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Dual battery questions

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by wedgefry, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Jan 16, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    wedgefry

    wedgefry [OP] Active Member

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    I'm thinking of doing my dual battery setup in the next couple of months, so naturally I've got a few questions before proceeding.

    • Can the stock alternator handle 2 batteries?
    • Did you replace the stock battery with 2 new batteries? or did you go stock + deep cycle?
    • Where did you mount the battery? My plan was to mount the 2nd one in the bed to power all my rear accessories such as lights, fridge, compressor, etc.
    • How did you setup the battery wiring and what would I need?
    • Is a battery management system required?
    • If anyone has a hard shell cap, was there anything challenging with running thicker gauge wire to the front?
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    Any input is appreciated!
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 16, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    Dirty Harry

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    Tow package? Pretty sure tow package offers a beefier alternator. That may be a deciding factor. I'm curious to see an answer to your question too!
     
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