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Cheap Dual Battery Setup
Looking for a cheap dual battery setup for your Ranger or Bronco II?
There's a few thing you'll need:
Battery cables (some have found it's cheaper to buy a set of jumper cables and cut the clamps off) - Battery Cables
Battery lugs for your cables (You'll need these for your cable ends) - Battery Lugs
Battery terminals to connect to the batteries - Battery Terminals
12 gauge wire - 12 Gauge Wire
ANL Fuses & Fuse Holder (1 For Each Battery) - ANL Fuse & Holder
Battery Isolator Relay (Choose One):
Diagram & Instructions:
Follow the picture above
Find a location to mount the second battery..
Make a short battery wire (4GA-6GA) from your main starting battery (+) positive to a fuse block.
Make another battery wire (4GA-6GA) from your fuse block to the isolator.
Make another battery wire (4GA-6GA) from the other side of your isolator to the other fuse block.
Make a short battery wire (4GA-6GA) from the other fuse block to your other battery (+) positive.
Make a single battery wire (4GA-6GA) from the (-) negative on your starting battery to the (-) negative on your other battery.
Connect a 12GA wire from pin on the isolator to a fuse in your fuse box that is only 'hot' when the key is in the 'ON' position.