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Old 05-08-2012, 10:18 PM   #11
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1/0
6 gauge would be plenty though .

I only used 1/0 because I can make my own cables at work .
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:19 PM   #12
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:07 PM   #13
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the op looking for
quick disconnects to be able to pull battery out?
Yes looking to pull out.. not sure if I want a cord hooked up all winter in an outside socket. But that's ok I am looking at all options and opinions.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #14
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I like these and they can be purchased at any automotive store .
I bought mine at napa .
This is the style I have been looking at using.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #15
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This is the style I have been looking at using.
They work excellant!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #16
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I was looking at the battery quick disconnects to put onn battery as I remove my battery for the winter and put it on a tender charger. My question is which style is best to use or is it a matter of preference? I think I like the switch kind over the post kind but not sure if I want the added cord either.
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Not to be a jerk or anything but won't it take you longer to find the connectors and make the harness up that it will to disconnect and reconnect the battery for the next 10 years if you only take it out in the winter? With the butterfly nut posts on the RV batteries it is less than a 30 sec job to disconnect the battery and in actuality it takes longer to get the cover off the battery box than to disconnect it in a travel trailer and it is one less connection to worry about corroding over time.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #17
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I use those type of plugs a good bit. I have heavy battery cables run from the front of the truck to the back, then I can plug in a receiver mounted winch in the back of the truck (same with my Jeep.) I have a short length of cable attached to the trailer battery and then I made a short jumper so I can connect the trailer battery to the truck while in motion (or stationary) to charge the trailer battery with the truck's alternator. They work well, an occasional coating of contact grease keeps the corrosion at bay. I love the solid electrical connection they provide.
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I have a short length of cable attached to the trailer battery and then I made a short jumper so I can connect the trailer battery to the truck while in motion (or stationary) to charge the trailer battery with the truck's alternator..
Why? The trailer battery charges through the 7 pin trailer connector when you are hooked up and the TV is running anyway. BTW I am not disputing those connectors quality as most of our 2200+ watt UPS's use those connectors and they are nice.
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Why? The trailer battery charges through the 7 pin trailer connector when you are hooked up and the TV is running anyway.
Bigger cable, faster charge. Great for dry camping without a genny to charge the battery. The wire in the 7 pin is tiny and can only trickle charge the TT batt, but theses plugs are heavy cable and can carry more current/amperage in a given amount of time.
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Not to be a jerk or anything but won't it take you longer to find the connectors and make the harness up that it will to disconnect and reconnect the battery for the next 10 years if you only take it out in the winter? With the butterfly nut posts on the RV batteries it is less than a 30 sec job to disconnect the battery and in actuality it takes longer to get the cover off the battery box than to disconnect it in a travel trailer and it is one less connection to worry about corroding over time.
I just hooked my battery back up to my tt last night. The logic of me doing quick disconnect was more to eliminate the need to hunt tools down. I have a special spot in my garage for the battery in the winter and have my tender charger in its spot as well. I am running a 30amp outdoor electrical outlet for my camper but don't really want to leave cord hooked up outside all winter.
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