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Subject Topic: help fitting split charge relay Post Reply Post New Topic
11/7/2012 at 7:33pm
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im looking at fiiting a split charge relay to our ford modeo mk2,

The idea is to fit split charge relay and have it feed to a 12v female cigarette socket installed in rear side boot panel.

thus enabling to connect second battery only when required for charge and disconnect and  remove for use outside car.

my only issue is understanding how to wire it in as all seeem to have instructions for feeding to towbar socket.

this is what im hoping to fit

http://www.towsure.com/product/SelfSwitching_Combination_Relay

can anybody advise



11/7/2012 at 8:05pm
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A ciggie lighter socket is not the best way to connect, use one of These There is much better connectivity and less chance of the plug falling out.

As for wiring the 12S socket look Here
12n Here


11/7/2012 at 9:33pm
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thanks for the obove advice ,

But im still looking for how to wire the obove split charger relay direct to the car  and 12v plug?

i dont have a 12s or 12n



11/7/2012 at 10:00pm
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If you are just wiring up the hella or ciggie socket, then buy a 30 or 40 amp relay and wire it

terminal 30 to vehicle battery (include a 30 amp fuse)
terminal 85 to ignition live/alternator
terminal 86 to negative (body or chassis)
terminal 87 to positive on socket (include a 30 amp fuse)
negative of socket to body or chassis

Hope this is understandable


11/7/2012 at 10:15pm
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Thank you kindly for asssisting but

Im trying to cut out the need to wire direct to alternater

that is why i chose http://www.towsure.com/product/SelfSwitching_Combination_Relay



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12/7/2012 at 9:34pm
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from what I can see...

-ve to chassis
+12v inputs to car battery via fuses. looking at the connector block about 15a.
one of the switched outputs to the battery.

to be hounest I think you could do away with one in as much the only reason for having it is to give prioity to charging the car battey. as it is only going to be use occasionaly I think you would be fine. just get the car started first before hooking it up in parallel with the 12v from the car. fused of course


12/7/2012 at 11:51pm
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This is what you need just google this, easy to fit one fused live from vehicle battery,along with a small earth wire, one live wire from relay to aux battery. obviously you will also need to earth the aux battery to vehicle chassis. and ensure your aux battery is adequetly ventilated as whilst charging it will give off explosive fumes,  

70 Amp Intelligent Split Charge Relay - AVSPC10 - Amber Valley



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12/7/2012 at 11:52pm
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here you go some one who sells them,

http://uk.search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A7x9QXmkTf9PC2QAbVxLBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTE1bmdnNWQwBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMgRjb2xvA2lyZAR2dGlkA01TWVVLMDJfODM-/SIG=12i5b4pi6/EXP=1342160420/**http%3a//www.autoelectrics.gb.com/acatalog/Relays_and_Bases.html



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13/7/2012 at 2:53pm
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You have the wrong item there. Thats for wiring up a light board for your trailer


14/7/2012 at 5:19pm
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Look here

Wiring diagram is the same just different positions. Just wire the switched output to the centre pin on your socket and earth to earth



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