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Old 05-21-2008, 10:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NoCO2 View Post
How exactly did you hook up the volt meter to the batteries?
I hooked up my digital voltmeter (the permanent one) to the power and ground of my cigarette lighter.

As for my DMM when I had that hooked up temporarily, that was alligator clipped into the power and ground wires that I had for the SuperMID.

And, echomodder, be sure that you're not just "adding a 2nd battery" to your starter battery.

Starter batteries aren't up to the demands of deep-cycle use. They'll have very short and painful lives if you try to use them in an alternator-less application.

Deep-cycle batteries are designed for this type of use, and as long as you charge it appropriately, the batteries should have a long and happy life.

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Old 05-21-2008, 11:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks AndrewJ for the tip I will be look into that (cost).

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