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Battery ground?

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Battery ground?

Post by bayou1 » Monday, 01 December 2014, 6:20 AM

In a separate charge system with batteries in rear. Has anyone seen a benefit to running a ground from back battery up front to the alternator. I've ran both ways didn't notice a diff from going to frame. Maybe I didn't know what to look for. Lol


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Re: Battery ground?

Post by Windwalker 1 » Monday, 01 December 2014, 9:48 AM

Well Im sure lots of different folks have different ideas.
The rule for grounds is to make the ground connection tight and clean. Further the ground should be as short as possible.
A long ground running up forward might not help much. Although extra grounds never hurt.
If it works grounding it to the frame then I would use it
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Re: Battery ground?

Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 01 December 2014, 10:24 AM

I feel the same way. I like to keep the ground/negative as short as possible, less length of wire that might pick up noise.

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Re: Battery ground?

Post by bayou1 » Monday, 01 December 2014, 16:10 PM

I guess the old saying holds true. " if it's not broke don't fix it"

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Re: Battery ground?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 01 December 2014, 16:43 PM

I've always ran the ground off the battery bank straight to the frame...Only wire coming from the front, is the hot wire off the front battery to the battery bank.
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