6 Pin plug for battery hook up.

Discussion in 'Power - Site Power/Batteries/Generators/Solar' started by pmcconville, May 23, 2007.

  1. pmcconville

    pmcconville New Member

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    Ok, I am a newbie to this forum and pop ups. I bought a 1991 Coleman Columbia. It did not come with a btaaery, but it did have the male 6 pin connector on the tongue, and the 4 pin flat for the tv. I bought form a camper suppliy store the female 6 pin adapter that plugs into the pu and then goes to a deep cycle battery. My question is which wire hook to the battery posts, and what happens to the rest of the wires? Wire colors are brown,white,yellow,blue,red and green. I assume the white is neg, and the red is positive. It appears that this might be the wrong adapter, because it looks like it is to be wired to the tv, rather than the battery. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. charger

    charger New Member

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    The battery gets wierd directly to the converter. White is Neg. and in my case red was pos. Does your vehicle have a six or seven pin plug? I had the same thing for my pup. It had the six wire at the tongue and whoever owned it before me cut the six pin off and changed it to a four. Depending on which adapter you have you may be able to rewire your hook up to six pin. It does sound like you may have gotten the wrong plug.

    Here is a link to what I had for my converter to battery wires.


    http://www.popupportal.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7979&FORUM_ID=51&CAT_ID=18&Topic
     
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    cruising usa New Member

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    The White wire is the generally the Ground. To be able to charge your battery while towing you have to run a wire at least #10 or larger from the Vehicle battery through a 20 A fuse or resettable breaker back to the TV connector through the connector to the PUP battery.
    The generally accepted wiring convention is
    White = GND
    Green =Running Lights
    Red= Left Turn/Brake
    Brown=Right Turn/Brake
    Blue= Brake Controller
    Black = Aux Power
    The Aux power lead will be your charge line and it should be heavier that the signal wires.
    Look for a wire with a fuse near the battery location. This should come from the converter. It will most likely be an 8 gauge of larger.

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  4. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    pmcconville,

    It would be a (big) black wire coming from the TV that would supply 12V from the TV's battery to the PU. That wire should connect to a BIG red wire coming out of the back of the converter. You can see this in charger's pictures. Connect the battery's (+) terminal to that BIG red wire, putting a min 20A fuse in between. If there is a black wire already attached, as in the pictures, leave that attached, too. Connect the battery's (-) terminal either to the frame, or to the BIG white wire coming out of the back of the converter. I would also highly suggest installing a switch, rated for min 30A DC, on that (+) wire as well so that you can immediately disconnect the power if necessary. If you look at my pictures, you'll see where I put my switch.

    Welcome to the portal.

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    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle>'96 Rockwood Signature Series 1280
     
  5. newbiecamper

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    so let me get this straight, I can just put an adapter on the plug on the tounge, betwee it and the harness for the 4-way? Is that what i am seeing here? I have a freind who has a battery out of his TT that he just changed out,and he says i can have it. All i need is a battery box and the adapter then?


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  6. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    newbiecamper,

    check out my pictures:
    http://good-times.webshots.com/album/559174421pCWOhx?vhost=good-times

    You will see a picture of the adapter I use. It is hard wired to my TV. It has a 7-pin outlet for my camper, and a 4-pin for a utility trailer.

    At the very least, you would need to run a 12V aux power line from your TV battery (or distribution block) with a 20A self resetting circuit breaker back to the adapter (to the pin marked AP). Then, you would need to install a 7-pin plug on your popup, and connect that 12V to your converter.

    You would need to connect the popup battery to your converter. You can do that by connecting the (+) terminal to that 12V power line and the (-) terminal to the frame, but that is not my preferred method. I would wire the battery directly to the converter. Take a look at this thread for some good advice:
    http://www.popupportal.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7979&FORUM_ID=51&CAT_ID=18&Topic_Title=Which+wire+do+I+connect+to+on+the+converter%3F&Forum_Title=Electrical+%2D+Site+Power%2FBatteries%2FGenerators

    You need to fuse the connection between the battery (+) terminal and the popup or converter. I would also HIGHLY recommend installing a switch as well, so you can kill the power to the battery when necessary.

    Some converters have battery charging capability as well. So if you connect it the way I've described, you can charge your battery simply by plugging in to shore power if you have that type of converter.


    Joe
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