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Old 07-28-2020, 07:35 AM   #1
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Battery Wireing? 1988 Chieftain

Is there a diagram available which shows me how the starting battery and the 2 house battery's are properly wired up? I do NOT want to burn my MH down, trying to hook up my batteries!... I don't even like changing batteries in a flash light...
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:11 PM   #2
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Call a Mobile RV tech is you must. But typically, 2 house batts are generally 6 volt deep cycle. So find a big cable that attaches to the metal of the chassis. Attach that to the NEG- of one of the batts. Then find the short jumper that's around there somewhere to attach that batts POS+ to the NEG- of the next batt. Once that's done, than use DMM (Digital Multi-Meter) available at most big box stores for less than $10 USD, to measure the voltage from the NEG- to the first POS+. That should be near 6 volts. If it's not, let us know what it is before proceeding. Then measure from the NEG- to the 2nd POS+ of the second battery. That should show around 12 volts.

Now find a big RED cable and connect it to the empty POS+ terminal.
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I think this got in as a double posting and may be resolved. The other post is here:
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