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Old 05-02-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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battery box

what is the purpose of a battery box? do you have to use one?
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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A battery box keeps acid from getting on the steel.
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Well it's there to hold the battery and protect it against the elements

You need a battery when you drive along the road as it will activate the trailer brakes if ever there is a TT/TV separation (through the safety link)
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And in the event the battery is in an enclosed compartment (like in a fifth wheel basement) the battery box at the top should be connected to a vent hose to the outside, and to an open vent at the bottom to admit air flow - this allows hydrogen gases (which are corrosive and explosive) to harmlessly vent to the outside.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:27 PM   #5
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Battery inside or out?
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A battery box with the lid will keep anything from coming in contact with the terminals and arcing and causing a spark. I use one all the time.
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