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Old 07-14-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Adding second battery

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Good morning again. Lots on my mind with the first outing a few days away. I want to add a second battery for more capacity. What is the best set up? Thanks,
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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Two 6 volts. Topic has been covered many times. Do a search and you will get some interesting reading and advice.
Also in some of the post it is mentioned to read "12 volt side of life".
Sorry don't have link, but it will turn up in your search.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:49 AM   #3
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12 Volt Side of Life, Part 1

I believe this is the correct link. It is the article that I have printed off and keep in my trailer.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:00 PM   #4
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Get a set of Trojan T-125 6 volt units and hook them in series 488 min at 25 amp current draw, 132 min @75amp. I bought a set last summer for our old trailer and just wish I could mount them on the V-Lite without having to cut things.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:22 PM   #5
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I bought this book at Camping World for about $15:

Managing 12 Volts: How to Upgrade, Operate, and Troubleshoot 12 Volt Electrical Systems by Harold Barre

Here's the link to Amazon:

Amazon.com: Managing 12 Volts: How to Upgrade, Operate, and Troubleshoot 12 Volt Electrical Systems (9780964738621): Harold Barre: Books

This book is not going to give you step-by-step directions for replacing your inverter/converter/charging system or exact specs for adding a solar-power system, but as a basic primer I would highly recommend it. It does have a really good section on how to do troubleshooting with a multimeter and that section is done in a step-by-step method. Definitely worth $15!
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:29 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. Will work out a plan while camping this weekend and go from there. Later,
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