Which wire do I connect to on the converter?

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  1. charger

    charger New Member

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    I know I connect to the ground (white wire) for the ground. Which wire do I use for the positive?


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    Only four wires come out of converter.
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    One blue one is not connected to anything.
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    Edited by - charger on May 01 2007 20:11:15
     
  2. tnchuck100

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    As your diagram indicates, the blue (2 circuits, each positive) wires supply your lights, water pump, fan, furnace, etc. The red wire (changes to black, just as in your photo) goes to the battery positive.
    Did I hit what you needed? If not, make your question more specific.

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    Thats what I thought the blue wires were for. The diagram shows the red wire going to the TV battery. Do I also connect the bttery for pup to the red wire? Just wasn't sure about it.
     
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    I missed the fact it was showing the TV battery. I was assuming it was showing the PUP battery. But, in any case, the hook up IS the same. The issue that needs addressing is the TV connector you are using. Is it a 4-wire or 7-wire?

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  5. Xolthrax

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    Yes, connect the PUP battery (+) terminal to the RED wire, and the (-) terminal to the WHITE wire. Use at least 10 guage wire. Leave the black wire (that's already connecte to the red wire) connceted as well. That goes to your TV battery. Don't forget to add in a 20 or 30 amp fuse to the red wire between the battery and the converter. Alternately, you could connect the PUP battery (+) to the black wire going to the TV (I prefer not to do it that way, but rather give the PUP battery its own dedicated (and heavy) wires. That's technically the way the schematic calls for it).
     
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    Thanks. Just wasn't sure if I was supposed to connect it to the red one. I had been reading some other threads and it seemed like other people had another wire for it.
     
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    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    Some of the threads on this subject can be a little confusing for sure. I hope everyone that is confused about hooking up a battery takes a look at the pictures and schematic that you posted.

    Here's the simplified version for everyone:

    Although converters are different, the procedure is the same. All converters will have a big red (+) wire and white(-) wire coming out of them. Connect the battery to those wires, and you're all hooked up. Make sure that you fuse the (+) wire, and it is a good idea to add a (min 30 amp DC) switch as well. Done!
     

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