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Second battery installation help

I am new to this forum and happy to join with the rest of you. Well, I have a 07 Prowler and planning to install a second battery. Does anyone know how to wire it up so the stereo doesn't drain the main battery, but the second battery can still charge? I have limited knowledge of Prowler electrical, so please be gentle.

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Welcome aboard.

You will want to use what is called a relay when you wire the stereo. The relay can be powered through the ignition so that when your key is on it acts like a switch and let's power through to turn your stereo on. This way the stereo won't be on by accident unless the key is in the ignition and turned to the on position. As far as the dual battery set up you may be able to get away with just one large Optima yellow top or an Odyssey battery. The charge system is very limited on the Prowler and you may not have the capacity without running an alternator to keep both batteries charging. You will end up wearing out your stator if you load it with to much demand. You can call UTV Inc, to find out if they sell an alternator for your model. If you decide to do the dual battery set up there are a few kits out there that supply you with everything you will need to do it right. It requires a device called a battery isolator / relay a few cables etc.. Wrangler products is what I have used in the past on my trucks. Not sure on the UTV but there may be some cheaper kits or you could go to Checker or Autozone and get the parts you need to do it yourself. It is very straight forward and easy to install. Follow the links that I have added below to see a few of these products.

Now there are a few guys here on the forum that know a heck of a lot more about wiring and electrical so give it some time here and the pro's will chime in and offer their advice and experience with this. I hope this helps.

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I run the factory battery an an Optima blue top in my prowler. I run all of my lights and accessories off the Optima and the factory battery is only used for starting. What you need is a battery separator/isolator. It will charge the main battery and keep it fully charged then it will charge the aux battery with any remaining juice. I run the Surepower 1314 and it has never let me down. It even has a spot to wire a momentary switch in that when pressed will tie both batteries together in the event you need more power to start the machine.
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I run the factory battery an an Optima blue top in my prowler. I run all of my lights and accessories off the Optima and the factory battery is only used for starting. What you need is a battery separator/isolator. It will charge the main battery and keep it fully charged then it will charge the aux battery with any remaining juice. I run the Surepower 1314 and it has never let me down. It even has a spot to wire a momentary switch in that when pressed will tie both batteries together in the event you need more power to start the machine.
Here is a link to read up on the surepower 1314
Sure Power 1314 Battery Separator
FYI.....regarding the sure power 1314


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Did you realize how old this post was that you replied to,? just curious,,LOL
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Did you realize how old this post was that you replied to,? just curious,,LOL
Yes I did

I just wanted to add the link so if anyone decides to try and use that part or they are using it this might bring some awareness of the danger and recall to them.

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Hope this makes this so all can still read it last ..because I was asking if you if you knew that this was a old posting.. Flying 121 you do a great job as moderator ,,finding this old post and adding good info to it is a fine thing to do ..keep up the good helping hand friend..
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I have not been on as much as I used to. I am getting back into things as my project Prowler is nearly complete and I intend to use it.

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