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How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

I'm looking at picking up a continous duty solenoid to wire up dual batteries rather than paying over $110 for
a painless wiring kit...Exactly how would I go about wiring this thing up...It has four posts on it...

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Re: How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

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Mine is set up so that when the ignition is turned on the solinoid pulls in. This allows the charging circuit to charge the battery. The winch, fan, and a couple of other things run off this second battery only. There is no connection save the charging wire. I figured that if I ever need the second battery to start the jeep, I can use jumper cables between them.

So, put one side to the Alternator, one side to the battery (those are the big ones) and just take a wire from a hot and see which of the two small post pulls in the solinoid. Tie thjat one to the wire that is hot from the ACC. I also ran my wire thru the oil press switch so that it would not be connected unless the engine was running.

I have ran this setup for years on all my tow rigs and any thing else that has two batteries.

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Re: How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

Do a search for dual battery, and you'll find a wealth of information from here.
here's the schematic..

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Re: How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

Here is a picture.

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Here is a picture.

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Re: How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

I'm glad to see I didn't waste my time drawing that graphic and it's still being used!

I just finished with some updated versions for the TeamRush.com web site.
That is still the most simple way to do a manual isolation of the aux. battery.

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Re: How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

nope, you certainly didn't waste your time. Quite a few of the pages I have bookmarked, and alot of the ones I have printed out have been courtesy of TR. Thanks again!


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Re: How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

Thanks for the diagram Bob...I really appreciate it! Good to hear from you again, TR...

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Re: How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

if i remember correctly one of the small posts on the continous duty solinoids has to be grounded for the coil to engage the contacts i may be wrong so just hook as the picture says and if it doesn't work take a ground to the other small post.these solinoids are different then a starter solinoid in that way and also it's designed to operate continously

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Re: How to wire a continous duty solenoid?

Where do you find a continuous duty solinoid? DOes it have a main coil to pull in then a smaller coil to hold the circuit on? just wondering how the coil doesnt burn up.


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