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Old 12-14-2019, 09:59 AM   #1
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Adding house batteries

Our Redhawk 26XD has room for only a single house battery, and I want to add more. I remember seeing a thread where they added batteries under the bed in back. My question is where to find the long cables needed. I can get wire at Home Depot, but if I go that route, where do I find good terminals?
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Old 12-15-2019, 05:46 AM   #2
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Have you tried the local electrical supply? They will have anything needed I would think
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:20 AM   #3
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Any auto parts store will have the parts you need.
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:18 AM   #4
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I get everything these days from Amazon. I added a second battery to my Greyhawk and put it in the cabinet next to the current battery. Added battery disconnects to both batteries for future troubleshooting or whatever. Punched large vent holes in the cabinet side and also ran the cables through these holes.

Everything works like a champ. The cabinet I have the second battery in also houses my solar controller so connecting it to the system was much easier.
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I'm and electrician and what I do for my battery cable needs is go to a battery store have them make up the cables with fittings that I need. They have the soft pliable welding cable, the fittings and the crimping tool and shrink wrap.
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I don't know the Redhawk - but my Eagle only had room for one battery - and I got two in it.
First of all, the battery box was taking up a lot of space, I took it out. After measuring carefully I found AGM batteries with dimensions where I could get 2 in the compartment. You'd be suprised how many different sizes of AGM's you can find, mine are taller than they are wide.
I was able to get rid of the battery box, and not worry about venting the batteries because I used AGM's which won't leak and vent so very little gas (only under extreme circumstances) that they aren't a problem.
I ordered the cables and a 2 battery cutoff switch on Amazon.
Don't know if this idea will work for you - but it only takes some careful measurements to figure out.
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Vicr, what is a "battery store"?
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Vicr, what is a "battery store"?
Batteries Plus, Interstate All Battery Center.
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Vicr, what is a "battery store"?

A store that specializes in selling batteries.
Goggle it.
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