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Old 02-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #21
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Thanks. I figured that out from some schematics I have. Probably will wire the 12v ignition feed up to the coach battery like the latest models.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:20 PM   #22
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Thanks. I figured that out from some schematics I have. Probably will wire the 12v ignition feed up to the coach battery like the latest models.
If you do so, make certain to put a diode in the circuit to prevent the coach being powered up from the chassis battery through the vehicle ignition. We actually have a diode on each ignition line to prevent unwanted flow in both directions.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #23
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A diode is another way. I was planning to use a 12v relay left over from another project. The relay coil would be connected to the ignition switch and feed the radio thru a set of normally open contacts on the relay. A set of normally closed contacts would be used to feed from the coach battery. Since only one set of contacts can be closed at the same time, there would be no possibility to cross feed the batteries. The second 12v feed to the radio would remain connected to the chassis battery since it needs to remain on constantly so the radio doesn't loose it's memory as I always shutoff the main coach battery when not needed.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #24
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sounds like you know what you're doing!
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #25
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I am picking up our new 2300 on the 18th of february and was asking sales the same question. Does the cab stereo cd/dvd/gps/ipod/ whew!!! when plugged into shore power or running of the genny utilize or charge the coach battery or the chassis battery?? two questions, and yes it is a 2012
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #26
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I have a 2012, built in November, and the cab radio is fed from the chassis battery. It's my understanding that very recent builds are fed from the coach battery. An easy way to tell is if the ignition needs to be on accessory for the radio to work then it's powered from the chassis battery. When plugged into shore power both batteries are charged by the converter. I have verified this through the electric schematics. On a separate subject, mine did not come with a remote but you can buy it for $9.99 from JensenRV.com. That way you don't have to keep climbing down into the cab to change volume or channels.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #27
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Mine better have the remote but thanks for the info , good to know. I have to look at my build month.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:17 PM   #28
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If you have GPS you must have the optional navigation system so it probably will have a remote.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:41 AM   #29
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vacouple, if your unit has the new touch screen with gps and ipod, you WILL have a remote. Your radio is powered from the coach batteries. When plugged in or running off generator, the battery voltage levels will either be charging or maintained depending on how "full" the batteries are. Once the battery control box reads the coach batteries as full, it then charges or trickle charges the chassis battery based on it's voltage level. If you have more specific questions as to the operation of the new stereo please feel free to pm me. I know it has many features and could be a bit overwhelming.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:42 AM   #30
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That was the most complete awesome reply I have gotten so far ....even from the dealer who knew te-te. Thanks , and I will take you up on the offer at some point I am sure.
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