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Old 11-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #11
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My trailer came with a single battery, and we definately wanted the 2nd battery as we mainly dry camp... There was no room for the second battery box on the frame, so I built my own box out of wood and turned them 90 degrees on the frame and they fit perfectly... 2 - 12 v 100AH gel cell batteries.. While doing that, I wired up an extension cord with a female end on it to the batteries.. On my solar panel, I have a male cord end off the charge regulator... All I need to do is throw in an extension cord in the truck and I can set the panel wherever on the site I need to...
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #12
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herk,
I geeked out and read the articles you posted.

But I missed what I need: What gauge wire do I use to make jumpers for my batteries when I set them up in parallel? I just have the usual size rv deep cycle battery that came with my Roo.

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #13
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herk,
I geeked out and read the articles you posted.

But I missed what I need: What gauge wire do I use to make jumpers for my batteries when I set them up in parallel? I just have the usual size rv deep cycle battery that came with my Roo.

Thx
Between the batteries; the bigger the better to keep the "internal" resistance as low as possible. (1 - 0 is good). The run to the inverter depends on the fuse size you install inline.

Here is a chart that will help you decide.
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