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Anyone w/ Dual Batteries

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by BWK, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. BWK

    BWK Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I posted this on the Truck & Eq. Repair forum as well:
    I'm changing the setup on my '97 K2500 to Dual Yellow Tops (w/ side & top Posts)
    & a 200amp Alt.
    Have a Salt Dogg to be installed next week (Bye Bye SpeedCaster!)
    I've read every Dual Battery post on the site - still have one question for those experienced
    Here's my plan
    Batteries in Parallel - no ISO
    all 1 AWG inc. Alt & starter leads
    triple grounded (engine, frame & body) = overkill- I know
    Question: Does it matter (wired in parallel) what's hooked up to which battery?
    i.e.: Orig. Battery location (fnt pass side) is a short run to the starter & Alt.
    but the solenoid for the Boss V (& I assume the harness run for the Salt Dogg) is on the
    drivers side - a nice short run to the second battery.
    Any thoughts on why I should or shouldn't set it up this way?
    Thanks in advance for any advise
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    BWK I posted this on the Truck & Eq. Repair forum as well:

    Take a look there, :rolleyes:
  3. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    It doesn't really matter. Wiring some things to one battery, ond others to another just means the cable connecting the two batteries sees less load.
    If you were using small cables it would be important, but in your case it doesn't make any difference.
  4. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Sounds pretty good to me. This setup will work well.