Dick Noble

by Dick Noble
(Cedaredge, Colorado)

Battery bank tip - Be sure to include the entire bank in charging and using. Hook up the charge method - ie generator, solar, wind - "in" (+) to one terminal at the first battery in the bank and the "out" (-) to the other (terminal) end of the bank and then hook the usage ( ie, inverter, coach, etc) the opposite way. Also, be sure to properly ground the bank to the chassis of your RV. Use a large size wire for the ground, perhaps #2 or #4. I assume that everyone will use fused blocks at both ends + and - for safety. I use 160 amp. fuses in case of a major problem Got these at AutoZone.


**ed. comment See Dicks *Update* comment below. I thought I understood what he was saying, but I'll defer to Dick :)

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Mar 07, 2012
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battery disconnect
by: Dick Noble

Sorry about the delay - been on the road for 5 months. Disconnect - I've used the bar and had no problems. I've also used a rotator switch (autozone) and it is as good. I've read both side about breaking both the + and the - side and I think I'd do just the +.

Jan 10, 2012
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disconnecting batteries
by: rv

any quick and easy ideas for disconnecting batteries when in storage? mechanic said swing bar units do not disconnect completely?

Sep 04, 2011
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Clell
by: Anonymous

Snaron, I sent you an email.

Sep 04, 2011
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looking for you
by: Sharon Dowling

Hi Dick, I hope you are Clell and Marietta's son. I have tried to reach Uncle Clell for months no answer on his phone.I am your Mom's sister, Thelma's daughter. If you are, please e-mail at jands.dowling2009@g-mail.

Jun 27, 2011
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revision
by: Dick NobleAnonymous

Have to revise my previous post: Hook the out put (+ and - ) to the same battery posts as the input.

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