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Old 03-10-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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Question Grounding the new metal battery box?

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I've installed a metal battery box that is going to hold 2 6volt batteries.
It is sitting at the front, on the A-frame, and is held in place with U-bolts around the frame. Therefore the box is not necassarily grounded to the actual trailer frame.
I have a master on/off kill switch and a 50amp breaker wired inside the box, on the positive side.

My question is, should I include the metal battery box in my ground wire to trailer frame circuit, or simply run the ground wire from the batteries out of the box to the original ground connection on the frame?
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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Ground connection to the frame only is good enough......
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Ground connection to the frame only is good enough......
X2 - the circuit is completed within the cables going from and to the terminals.

You would only get a "short" if a cable rubbed though against the box. Make sure you place grommets or something similar around any holes in the box that the cables pass though or secure them in some way to prevent their rubbing.
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X2 - the circuit is completed within the cables going from and to the terminals.

You would only get a "short" if a cable rubbed though against the box. Make sure you place grommets or something similar around any holes in the box that the cables pass though or secure them in some way to prevent their rubbing.
good advice there B47, that would be a problem. Never really thought about that as I read the thread...... I really think my wife is right I'm just a forum junkie. But I always learn something that I never thought of....
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help.
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