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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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2nd battery question

I have a 2014 Prowler 700 HDX.

I want to put an Optima yellow top battery in the storage compartment to run lights and accessories off of.

I want to know what I need to do to make this happen. I don't want to run with an isolator or anything. I want them to be totally independent batteries. I will keep a solar battery tender hooked up to the Optima when not in use.

Do I need to ground the battery to the frame somehow?

My electrical knowledge is very limited so please go easy on me.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 12:40 PM
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Not sure that would work. You might be able to run stuff for little bit but without a charge its just going to die. Then it will take hrs to recharge.

If you did decide to do that. Just need some leads and prob a fuse block.

Why not get an isolater? Your already dropping 200+ on a battery

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I'm guessing you are talking about add on's separate from the Prowler electrical system. If so just run your new accessory grounds (negative post) to the new battery, and the positive leads to the positive post. I would recommend some type of circuit protection as that type of battery could pose a problem if it shorted out. I did something similar, but I used a continuous duty solenoid to allow the battery to be charged off the prowler system. I can keep my second battery separate or joined just buy flipping a switch. It gives me a fresh battery if my primary one fails. Hook up of this kind is very easy.

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Can you tell me what you used and how? I'm not great with electrical things. I ended up with a blue top optima for now, but I am going to have to get a different size. The one I bought won't fit anywhere.

What battery would you suggest?
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I'd use the largest AGM battery that would fit and would bolt down in the compartment. The solenoid has 4 posts. Two large posts, and two small posts. Take the original battery cable off the battery and put it on the new solenoid post (large), add a new battery cable that goes from the battery to the same post that the old battery cable was on. On the other large post run a cable to the positive side of the new battery. Run the new battery ground to the frame of your prowler. Make sure you use good quality cables. Now run one wire (from small post) to ground, and a switched power wire to the other small post. I found my continuous duty solenoid off a shop on e-bay. Look for a 12Volt relay, or solenoid, make sure it is rated for continuous duty.

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Here's a pic of my set up. The prior owner did it, so I really can't comment on how it was done.

Arctic Cat sells an auxiliary battery kit, I believe. On the HDX, it mounts in the left side storage box behind the driver, but it's for the stock size battery. I've seen them on Ebay for $100, then you'd need to buy a battery for it, of course.
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looks good, pretty much standard hook up using a battery isolater, or a switched relay.

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Here's a pic of my set up. The prior owner did it, so I really can't comment on how it was done.

Arctic Cat sells an auxiliary battery kit, I believe. On the HDX, it mounts in the left side storage box behind the driver, but it's for the stock size battery. I've seen them on Ebay for $100, then you'd need to buy a battery for it, of course.
Sockman, what size blue top Optima are you running?

I like the set up.
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Thanks for the ideas. Back to shopping I go.
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Thanks for the ideas. Back to shopping I go.
Sounds like you are on the right track now,post some pictures when you get done..

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