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Old November 16th, 2009, 02:14 PM
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Dual Batteries on TDI / Optima

Is anyone running dual Batteries on a TDI?

if so, is anyone running Dual Optimas on it?

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Old November 16th, 2009, 02:35 PM
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I have dual Exide Orbital. Basically the same as Optimas. Search, there are thread on this.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 02:41 PM
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Is anyone running dual Batteries on a TDI?

if so, is anyone running Dual Optimas on it?

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yes and yes (red-tops)
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Old November 16th, 2009, 02:43 PM
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yep. One red top and one big blue top for the house battery. Also have a hell roaring isolator.

What are you thinking?
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:17 PM
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:22 PM
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yep. One red top and one big blue top for the house battery. Also have a hell roaring isolator.

What are you thinking?
I liked my set up ( on the 90 ) of Wrangler Ind . isolator with Yello and blue top

So before I do it I was looking for input.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:29 PM
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gustavo what are you running that you need dual batteries? does it power your camp setup? I've always wanted duals too but always managed to get by with just one.

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I liked my set up ( on the 90 ) of Wrangler Ind . isolator with Yello and blue top

So before I do it I was looking for input.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:34 PM
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I've got dual yellow optimas.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:37 PM
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I've got dual yellow optimas.
Seems like most people run one red (starter) and one yellow (accessories). What's the advantage to two yellows?
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:38 PM
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Dave,

Yes, will power the fridge in the trailer, plus ( don't laugh ) I am thinking to take a smaill tv for when we are camping *LOL*




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gustavo what are you running that you need dual batteries? does it power your camp setup? I've always wanted duals too but always managed to get by with just one.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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A small TV? Can't live with out your Oprah?
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Old November 16th, 2009, 04:17 PM
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"Seems like most people run one red (starter) and one yellow (accessories). What's the advantage to two yellows?"

Seems to work better for me. Have the same setup on my D110. I have never used blue tops, but I've had dual reds and one red-one yellow. Identical yellows seem to last longer in my hands. Also, they look better in my yellow 110
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Old November 16th, 2009, 04:32 PM
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I have dual yellow tops. Everything I've read on dual battery systems say to run the same type of batteries together, and they should be of similar age.
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I have dual yellow tops. Everything I've read on dual battery systems say to run the same type of batteries together, and they should be of similar age.
This is true unless you have an isolator... On my ST, I run two yellow tops, tied together. In my SW, I have the Wrangler NW system with a Redtop for starting and normal operations and a yellow top for the fridge, winch and lights.

Years ago, I ran a used Red and the Yellow that came with the truck, tied together and they lasted for over 3 years, at the time, I did not know any better and nothing bad happened.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 07:05 PM
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A small TV? Can't live with out your Oprah?
Get it straight ..it is Jerry Springer *LOL*
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Old November 16th, 2009, 07:48 PM
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Gustavo has done great things with this truck since I handed him the keys. What are you guys running that requires a second battery ? Tdi's only need starting amps and are load free. Gustavo's truck has a 1300w inverter. I went 2000w for the 130 but still have no plans for a second battery. School me. My offshore fishing boat has two 8d's and a group 40. I thought I understood 12v amp usage and am not getting the need????
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Old November 16th, 2009, 08:07 PM
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My main need is camping. When running the fridge when it is hot out it drains quick. When I can get solar that is great but when you cant...
I also changed all interior lights to LED and that helped for hanging out at night.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 08:34 PM
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My main need is camping. When running the fridge when it is hot out it drains quick. When I can get solar that is great but when you cant...
I also changed all interior lights to LED and that helped for hanging out at night.
Steve, did you fit the LED's in the existing lamp housings? If so, what did you get that fits in there?

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I'm leaning towards getting the Dual Circuit System from West Marine: Add-a-Battery Dual Circuit System
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Old November 16th, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Steve, did you fit the LED's in the existing lamp housings? If so, what did you get that fits in there?
Yep. stock housings. Look at superbrightleds.com, just take yours out and it will be obvious.

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