Hi Greg -- got an electrical question for ya -- 2002 E350 - V10 - I wanted to pick up a couple of spare relays for when traveling. The currently installed read - P/N - 2626 - 1981 - USA - 12-volt -- I think they are 4 pin (at 12 - 3 - 6 - and 9 spots) haven't pulled one - not sure. Should be 30 amp ? Advance Auto can't seem to find any - can a 5 pin be used - if no 4 pin found - taped off the 5th pin so no short circuits, etc.? Thoughts - source for 4 pins ? Thanks !
Hi Scalf77... I'm new to this forum and I hope I am contacting you appropriately.
I was reading your awsome description of how to install the Kisae DMT-1250 DC to DC charger. I bought one of these and have not 'cracked the seal' on the unit because the documentation I have read leads me to believe that cannot use the CUSTOM PROGRAM mode and Temperature Compensation simultaneously.
That is, I can set the Absorb and Float values to match the battery manufacturer's instructions, but I can't use Temperature Compensation either with or without the sensor. So you can have the voltages you want or you can correct for temperature on the default voltages, but you can't do both.
In your post you wrote
" I will choose Program or Custom Settings, and program the Bulk/Absorption to 14.3 and the Float to 13.3"
Laster in the post you state that you will be using the Sensor for Temperature Compensation ( to these custom settings). This is what I assumed I could do until I read the manual.
My question for you is 'Were you able to use a Custom settings and Temperature Compensation( either by sensor or key) at the same time?
Hi! I have a '97 RB50 and am looking for a manual. I found a link to your google site, but it says I need access. Can you help me out? It would be much appreciated. The address I used to try is contender at gmail, so you may have a note from me. Many thanks!
Thanks for your recent help on the forum to help me understand the batteries and charging circuits on my SMB.
I had a thought today and wondered if my idea is good or crap...
I have the Sure Power 1315-200 and am assuming it is tied to the Start Circuit on my van, so it has the Auto Connect on Start feature. Instead of disconnecting this Auto Connect wire, and hooking a momentary switch between the 1315 and a battery, could I put a toggle switch in the wire connecting the 1315 and the Start Circuit of the ignition switch?
I am thinking this would disable the Auto connect feature that I don't want, but when the new switch is in the ON position it would connect the house battery to the start batteries when the van ignition is in the Start position.
Is there some reason this is not a good idea?
I do plan to upgrade to the Blue Sea 7622, so this is a stop gap plan for now.
I was looking for information about isolators and stumbled across your excellent explanation and lengthy thread. I know a lot more know than before, but still have a few questions.
We own a 1994 SMB on a Dodge Ram. The odometer is a bit shy of 160K and she's still running strong. I'm intending to keep it for as long as I can and was wondering about the life expectancy of the isolator. I have not experienced any problems, but I recognize that there is a "service life" for any device, and I'm thinking that I should put a new one in as part of my preventive maintence program. Although there is no documentation of the brand of isolator installed, from your post and photos I believe it to be a Sure Power. It is mounted in the engine compartment below the battery shelf and is one of the old, clunky ones with the cooling fins. Your insight and suggestions would be most helpful. Many thanks, Matt