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dual battery setup

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ez_money08, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Jan 20, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    ez_money08

    ez_money08 [OP] EZ's Black Taco

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    anyone running a dual battery setup? if so, how's it working out? any diagrams for wiring it up?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Killer Red Taco

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  4. Jan 20, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    mjp2

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    I am as well. Pretty simple, honestly. Wire them up in parallel and you'll be good.

    Both my batteries are in the bed with large-gauge wire running the length of the truck. No issues with charging or anything.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    so whats the benefit of dual batteries?
     
  6. Jan 20, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    You can do more with two. for example you could have one powering your on board air compressor and one for the engine or one for all the exterior lights (offroad lights) and one for the battery.... So many options.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Did you get that dual battery holder??
     
  8. Jan 20, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Im going to follow your thread so i can do it.. but this is what i was talking about..
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jan 20, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    it can be anywhere on the truck/car.

    those sealed boxes are the way to go. SmittyBilt doesn't say anything about a sealed box with this setup?!
     
  10. Jan 20, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    What do you think a ballpark figure would be to put in a dual battery setup?
     
  11. Jan 20, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    safe than sorry.....cheezy but true
     
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  13. Jan 20, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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  14. Jan 21, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    ez_money08

    ez_money08 [OP] EZ's Black Taco

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    does the alternator need to be upgraded or is the stock one sufficient?
     
  15. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    lumpy87 Trust me, I'm a welder.

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