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Old 11-22-2020, 02:14 PM   #21
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My Stay in Play doesn’t use much power in the kind of driving we usually do but I didn’t want to have to wonder about it so I installed one of these. Easy to do and no more wondering.

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Old 11-22-2020, 03:59 PM   #22
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I also had dead battery problem with my toad, and installed wiring connecting the + and - from the motorhome's 7 pin connector to the toad's battery (with a diode on the + wire). Haven't had an opportunity to test things out yet. My question is this: won't this arrangement keep the toad's battery up WITHOUT using a separate charger that's powered by the same + and - connections? Other than the feedback info some of these toad chargers give, what are you gaining by adding the charger?
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:05 PM   #23
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I also had dead battery problem with my toad, and installed wiring connecting the + and - from the motorhome's 7 pin connector to the toad's battery (with a diode on the + wire). Haven't had an opportunity to test things out yet. My question is this: won't this arrangement keep the toad's battery up WITHOUT using a separate charger that's powered by the same + and - connections? Other than the feedback info some of these toad chargers give, what are you gaining by adding the charger?
A charging line running off the 7 pin serves the same purpose and if one is installed a separate charger serves to lighten the wallet with no additional benefit.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:08 PM   #24
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:09 PM   #25
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I also had dead battery problem with my toad, and installed wiring connecting the + and - from the motorhome's 7 pin connector to the toad's battery (with a diode on the + wire). Haven't had an opportunity to test things out yet. My question is this: won't this arrangement keep the toad's battery up WITHOUT using a separate charger that's powered by the same + and - connections? Other than the feedback info some of these toad chargers give, what are you gaining by adding the charger?
That's a good question and one that I had asked in a roundabout way.
After doing research on this it appears that what you have is good enough.
I ran a #12 wire from the 7 pin which is the center pin on the 6 pin that plugs up to the Jeep.
I installed a 15 amp diode and a 15 amp fuse at the toad battery. I tested it and it is supplying power to the toad battery.
I'll be making a couple day road trip in a few days for a better test.
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