Dual battery - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-03-2009
rangermark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berryville Arkansas
Posts: 129
Dual battery

Has anyone put a dual battery set-up in their Ranger? If so, where did you put it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-06-2009
rangermark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berryville Arkansas
Posts: 129
Anyone????
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-06-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-06-2009
TrucknGolf's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,829
Seen a couple lowered guys with it in there bed. Why do you need it?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-06-2009
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
Yeah, why do you need 2 batteries?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-06-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Page 2 of above thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by hntnnut View Post
Sorry kinda had to put the project on hold due to a tranny rebuild and new clutch, but I have managed to finish the battery tray. Some fender trimming was needed and had to drill out the orignal tray due to hight restrictions. I still need to make the battery cables longer and decide how I want to tie in both batteries. Heres a couple more pics

Richard




Sorry Deer season kinda got in the way of the project but as of now its finished.

This is the wiring diagram I drew up for my set-up.


Heres the switch set-up. I stayed with something similar
to the Painless system in form and function.
To keep both lights from lighting up when the switch
was flipped I used a pair of diodes from Radio shack.
The swich is a DPDT on-off-on 6 pin switch (only 4 pins used).


after install


inner workings. For my pannel I used a scrap piece of .062 steel
and secured it with a leftover tube of permetex.


I decided that I wanted a couple of fuse blocks,
the one in the back is hot with the ignition on
(power coming from a C.D. silonoid triggered by the ignition),
and the one in front is hot at all times
(wired directly to the batteries)


The silonoid on the left is a continuous duty 200 amp.
used to conect the two batteries together.
The one on the right is what switches power
to the key-on fuse block


another view


position 1 (center) on the switch is off and only
battery 1 is used.

Position 2 (green) both batteries connected and
charging only when the ignition is on.

Position 3 (red) both batteries are conected together
at all times reguardless of key position.
This position would be used to jumpstart your self.

So far all is working well and there are no glitches
with the system.

I don't have part numbers at hand but will get a list
together tuesday when I get back to work.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-06-2009
rangermark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berryville Arkansas
Posts: 129
Installing winch. Prefer to have 2 batts. Sank my 78 bronco in water once, engine died, because I had 2 batts, I was able to winch it out.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-06-2009
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
Nice Pics!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-06-2009
rangermark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berryville Arkansas
Posts: 129
Yeah I know stupid for being that deep.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-06-2009
rangermark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berryville Arkansas
Posts: 129
Thanks for info STL
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-06-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Don't thank me thank the search button
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-06-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
instead of putting 2 full size batteries couldn't u use a smaller battery such as a motorcycle one for the winch
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-06-2009
rangermark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berryville Arkansas
Posts: 129
I don't know, I don't think it would have power to run it, it is a 3000 pound winch.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-06-2009
rangermark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berryville Arkansas
Posts: 129
bike batts, really aren't made for that kind of duty cycle
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-07-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
I doubt it would be able to pull that many amps.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Dual Battery Question 99ranger4x4 General Technical & Electrical 2 10-01-2008 04:45 PM
to dual, or not to dual tluafeD General Ford Ranger Discussion 14 03-06-2008 11:10 AM
Dual battery location Step Over the Edge General Technical & Electrical 14 01-16-2008 10:06 AM
Dual Battery setup solodos General Technical & Electrical 18 02-10-2006 03:19 PM
Dual battery... solenoid TBarCYa General Technical & Electrical 5 12-22-2004 06:06 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:20 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.