View Full Version : Need more power.. what to do?
02-19-2005, 12:42 PM
I need some kind of more battery power. I have a tv/amp/2tens and i want to be able to watch a whole movie without my truck on and not have the battery die.
Any ideas on the best way to do this?
02-19-2005, 05:56 PM
put in a second battery. I've got two optima's in my truck with a painless wiring dual battery control system. the painless kit is great. with the truck running, both batteries are connected and charging. with the ignition off, one battery is connected to power your stuff, the other is held in reserve. if your main battery dies, flip a switch and it connects the reserve battery so you can start your truck.
02-19-2005, 06:07 PM
Sounds like a good idea, is there a website i can get it from? and one maybe showing how to install it?
02-19-2005, 06:36 PM
how much is that part?
02-19-2005, 06:41 PM
you should be able to get that kit from any of the performance retailer sites. I think I got it from either Summit Racing of TruckPerformance.com. I don't remember which one. Summit sells the kit for $100. Summit's part number for it is PRF-40102.
Install isn't that hard. you have to mount a really big relay near the batteries. I put it under the passenger side battery tray on my obs truck. I don't know about the nbs trucks, but mine had a battery tray on both sides of the radiator, so I just put both batteries there. then run a positive wire from each battery to the relay and wire in the control switch. it took me only a few hours to install it, but I'm a complete neat-freak with wiring so it might not take you as long.
02-19-2005, 06:58 PM
I like that idea a lot! Gonna have to check into that.
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