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USING PERKO SWITCH HOW DO I POSITION SWITCH USING 120 VOLT AC CHARGER USING 2 MARINE BATTERIES AND WHAT TERMINALS ON BATTERIES DO I HOOK UP ALLIGATOR CHARGING CLIPS? THANK YOU DON

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Hi Don!

If you wish to charge one battery at a time, the switch should be set to "off". Charger clips will connected to the batt you wish to charge hot-to-hot and cold-to-cold. If you want to charge both batts at once (not really recommended) switch set to "all".

Hope this helps.

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Hooking up a 36 volt charger to three 12 volt batteries in series


first of all do you have 3 or 4 batteries your cranking battery is not to be wired into this 36 volt if you have 4 batteries you have 3 for trolling motor and 1 cranking battery look on your charger see if the banks or numbered 1 2 3 4 .... you got to find what battery is # 1 depends on how they hooked in series if you hook charger on wrong battery most the time a red light comes on telling you wrong battery move wires till green lights come on all batteries.# 4 goes to cranking battery if you only have 3 batteries you don't have 36 volts you have 24 volts and a cranking battery if so # 3 goes to cranking battery

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How to Wire On-Board Marine Battery Chargers


Battery chargers are wired into a boat's electrical system. Wiring the charger to a battery switch permits the charging of the individual batteries or battery banks. The switch can be configured to charge both batteries or battery banks at once. Mounting the charger in the vessel keeps the charger where it will do the most good--connected to the batteries. This is useful if you are stuck with low batteries and need a recharge. Power from a generator, shore power or even AC power from another vessel can be used to get you going again

Instructions Things You'll Need:
Battery charger
Battery switch
Battery cable (sized)
Cable cutters
Razor knife
Battery terminal lugs
Lug crimper
Terminal kit
Terminal crimper
Hammer
Step 1

Mount the battery switch with the mounting kit provided by the manufacturer. The switch should be accessible but close to the battery or battery banks.
Step 2
Mount the battery charger in a location that will be accessible but protected from the elements. Mount the charger close to the battery switch to reduce the size of the charger leads.
Step 3
Connect the battery cables to the battery switch. Mount the battery cables onto their corresponding terminal studs on the battery switch.
Step 4
Lay out the battery positive cable from the charger to the switch and cut it to length with the cable cutters. Strip 3/4 inch of insulation from the cable ends with a razor knife. Splice the cable to the hot wire from the charger with a **** connector and the terminal crimper. Crimp a terminal lug onto the battery end of the cable with the lug crimper and a hammer. Connect the terminal lug at the battery switch positive output terminal.
Step 5
Lay out a battery cable from the charger to the battery negative terminal block. Cut the cable to length and strip 3/4 inch of insulation from the ends with a razor knife. Connect the battery negative cable to the charger negative power lead with a ****-splice and the terminal crimpers. Crimp a terminal lug onto the terminal block end of the cable with the lug crimper and a hammer. Connect the terminal lug at the battery negative terminal block post.

Tips & Warnings
Set the switch to "1," "2" or "both" to charge battery bank 1, bank 2 or both batteries at once.

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How do you wire the swithch when there is a starting battery and 2 trolling motor batteries?


The switc his designed for only two batteries. You could parallel the two trolling motor batteries and put their leads under one terminal on the switch, but any time the switch was in that position, both batteries would be feeding the trolling motor load at the same time.

In any case, always connect the starting motor to it's own terminal. You want to keep that battery seperated from the trolling motor load so that you do not run down your starting battery.

Aug 19, 2011 | Perko Battery Selector Switches Ignition...

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I lost the battery charger for the BigFoot toy. Can I buy one?


I know you can get these on Ebay. Also most NI-MH 9 volt battery charges will charge this battery pack. You can use a 9 Volt Snap Battery Connector with Alligator Clips to bridge the connection between the battery pack and the NI-MH 9 volt batter charger. This is how I charge this battery pack now. You can probably get the 9 Volt Snap Battery Connector with Alligator Clips at a radio shack or on Amazon... as well as a NI-MH 9 volt battery charger.. don't hook up the leads backwards :)

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How do you install the perko switch in a car?


You need to find a good place to mount it that is protected and solid. Then you will need to get enough battery cable and battery lugs to replace the positive cable that right now goes to your starter. There may also be a smaller positive cable on your battery that goes to your alternator or some other accessory. You will want to replace it, as well. The switch is numbered 1 and 2. If you are only using one battery, then use 1. If you are using two batteries, then use 1 fto attach the positive cable(s) from one battery, and 2 for the other battery. Then run your cable(s) from the Common terminal on the switch to your starter and any accessories that require battery power. Never shut off the switch while your vehicle is running or you will blow the diodes in your alternator!

Feb 18, 2011 | Perko Battery Selector Switches Ignition...

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I have a RV with a Perko switch. On the back side it says #1 and common and #2. How would I wire a second 12 volt battery in so that I can switch from 1 to 2 or all and off? Thank you \Murel


battery #1 to the number 1 post -- and battery #2 to the number 2 post and the common post is the out going power to the RV. this will let you go from 1 or 2 or BOTH and OFF.

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Feb 04, 2011 | Perko Battery Selector Switches Ignition...

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I just purchased a Deltran Battery Tender Junior to charge the weak battery on my motorcycle. I was told to hook it up to the battery of my 2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture. Butl in reading the directions,...


Jerry ,
An alligator clip is not required . just connect your terminals the right way . The red ( positive ) to the positive + on the battery terminal and the negative to the - of the battery . Please ensure to have the ignition turned off while you are charging the battery of you may " cook " some relay or CDI unit which is the main brain of the ignition system . Make sure to have good contact between the charger and the battery . The best way to recharge a battery is to disconnect the terminals from the bike to the battery and connect the charger alone to the battery to avoid any damage . Best of luck with that

Jan 05, 2011 | 2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture

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The charging yellow light is not on when I plug the charger. The positive and negative terminals hooked correctly and I am charging it at 120 volts, 6 amps


the wire at the clamps might have came off,there is a thermal fuse inside the charger also, get one at the auto parts store .bring the old one with you. OR some of the newer chargers are fussy that the battery must have some power to get the charger to turn on.. i use jumper cables to get my charger started..
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IS THERE A ADAPTER FOR THE 12 VOLT BATTERY LIKE THERE IS FOR THE 6 VOLT ONES TO GO FROM THE A STYLE TO THE AH STYLE? i HAVE A DIFFERENT STYLE PLUG FOR MY BATTERY THAN THE ONE I NEED FOR MY SONS GATER.


Make sure that you do not use a 12v charger on a 6v battery ... regardless of any adaptor!
This is a common issue that can be solved if you are a little 'electrically minded': get two different colour coded cables with alligator clips on both ends and using a multimeter check that the positive output of the charger is 'clipped' to the positive terminal of the battery terminal (usually use a 'red' cable) and do the same for the negative parts (using a 'black' cable). To minimize potential issue with a short circuit, I would suggest connecting a low wattage old 12V car bulb (3W recommended) in series between the positive output of the charger and the positive terminal of the battery: this will also limit the current load.
Charger +ve <clip>------<clip><Bulb><clip>--------<clip> +ve Battery
Charger -ve <clip>-------------------------------------------<clip> -ve Battery

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