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Dual Battery Setups! Let's see them! Multiple Batteries Thread!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MJonaGS32, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Apr 11, 2021 at 10:00 PM
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    ivanza

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    There is apparently a harness ground under the drivers seat where pointed. Anyone use it?

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  2. Apr 13, 2021 at 3:18 AM
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    I'm using a threaded hole behind rear passenger seat (in DC). I scraped off some paint from the face of it, and it works well for me.
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    It's behind the battery, not visible in the pic.
     
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  3. May 10, 2021 at 9:55 AM
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    In the design phase for my first dual battery setup, and THIS comment about winch power got my attention, as I am running a Warn 9.5xp currently. I know it has been a few years, so I am curious how this setup has aged and if you ran into any issues?
     
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  4. May 10, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    Anyone install a fuse panel on the passenger side of the engine bay (over the top of the ABS module) as opposed to the drivers side?
     
  5. May 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    Most people do driver because most wires will come in through the driver side fire wall since the switch will be near the driver
     
  6. May 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    Mobtown sliders, ARB bar, Icon RXT leafs, extended & adjustable Kings, JBA UCAs, Tepui Ayer 2, dual batteries, Gen2 xrc9.5 winch, CB, GMRS, S1 ditch lights...
    Winches are high current draws. So short wire runs are king. In a Tacoma your closest battery is going to be the main (unless you do a side by side setup). Either way you will also want to make sure the batteries are linked together through the ML-ACR (or similar) before starting a pull
     
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  7. May 10, 2021 at 10:06 AM
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    I realize that, however I have a catch can and a SC coolant reservoir on the driver side, hence why the only spot I have left in the engine bay is over the top of the ABS module.
     
  8. May 10, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    I have been considering it, but have not built a mount yet.

    I also have a catch can, and a supercharger waiting to be installed.
     
  9. May 10, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    what’s on top of the current fuse box?
     
  10. May 10, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    I’ve seen a few. The other reason for the driver’s side install is shortest possible cables from the battery but some install in the cab or bed so there’s no real limitation.
     
  11. May 10, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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    There be no room in the driver side corner
     
  12. May 10, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    yea there is, put it in top of the OEM fuse box

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    Like this
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  13. May 12, 2021 at 6:39 AM
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    I’d like to keep access to my stock fuse box
     
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  14. May 15, 2021 at 9:34 PM
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    I put a hinge on mine with a wing nut. Couple of turns and I can get to it.
    Zim
    EDIT: honestly if you're blowing a fuse or having a relay issue, there's a problem some where else....just saying.
     
  15. May 16, 2021 at 12:45 AM
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    Yeah but it’s there for a reason...ditto. It’s tempting and I see it plenty but its not for me either.
     
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  16. May 16, 2021 at 12:57 AM
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    I prefer to run ground returns rather than scraping paint and having to upgrade the chassis ground to the battery. For in-cab stuff I use a common buss w/#10 back to the battery for the low-medium draw accessories and dedicated returns for big stuff but there are threaded holes all over the place, mostly M6 and M8.
     
  17. May 25, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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    Any chance you have a photo or three? And a wiring schematic? Thanks.
     
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