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Date:         Sat, 11 Mar 2006 11:31:57 -0800
Reply-To:     Robert Fisher <refisher@MCHSI.COM>
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From:         Robert Fisher <refisher@MCHSI.COM>
Subject:      Re: Wiring in 2nd battery on Westy..
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There are exhaustive threads on both of your questions in the archives, go here:

Lots of info on both things. You will find web pages with pictures, diagrams, etc, at least about the aux battery. The list vendors sell a kit for the gas tank, such as: look for gastankkit1

or look for TANKKIT1

... there are others, of course.

Good luck, Robert

----- Original Message ----- From: "carboncow" <feller@CARBONCOW.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 10:31 AM Subject: Wiring in 2nd battery on Westy..

> So when you guys add the 2nd battery and combiner/relay system I am > curious > to how the subsystems run. > > Are the wires on the main battery that run to only unique subsystems like > the light in the back, 12v fridge or stereo that can be moved over the the > deep cycle now? Are the isolated subsystems or does the wire from the > battery run straight to the main block under the dash? > > Do you have to rewire independent system to now run off the deep cycle to > keep it isolated? I noted my dash stereo stays on with the ignition off > but > I have yet to test my theory that some of the 12v items run separate from > the standard ignition circuit. > > Does the factory alternator have any issues with trying to juice up the > starting and the deep cycle for anyone? I don't know the amp output on the > factory alternator. > > Shawn

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