Didn't wire up a second battery....I have a charger at home so opted to get a stand alone marine battery and run them. Off that. Camping world also has them on sale. And there are some coupon codes available.Steve, ever hear anything about it?
Anyone ever wire up a second battery to the alternator using an isolater, etc, for the purpose of running power to the bed of the truck?
Cory I had these fans for 10 years and ran them off the truck battery, they only have a 1 to 2 amp draw and could run them all day without worrying about it killing my battery. I hard wired a outlet into the bed of the truck off the trailer harness for both fans. Look to the left of Sadie's crate and you will see the outlet. I currently have a new slide in from Ainley with similar fan from the same company but its mounted in the center on the roof between both kennels and I used it this past weekend at FT in Lapeer all three days in the 80 to 90 degree heat and it is connected to my truck battery and did not even effect it at all. The Fantastic Fans are made in Imlay City, MI.My thought was if I wired it in, I could eliminate the charging at home, as it would charge off the alternator. Empty second battery tray under the hood, regards.
He also said batteries give of small quantities of gas and shouldn't be close to the dogs. Maybe it would be better to put the battery and clips inside a box of some sort?
He wired an adaptor into the bed of my truck for my fan, which runs off the main vehicle battery.