Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
abowhunter123, txdude350, TwoSpeedTony, Kurt L, woodtick84
103559 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84017
hopalong 75502
Pilothawk 74025
JDavis7873® 67380
John175 ® 61835
FattyMcButterpants 60638
Tritonman 57282
Derek 57027
SkeeterRonnie 52609
LoneStarSon® 52537
facebook
Forum Stats
103559 Members
61 Forums
869280 Topics
11406313 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11249144 - 11/27/15 08:25 PM Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build)
B_Rod Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 5552
Loc: Fort Worth
Probably a little overkill for some of you guys and gals, but very cool none-the-less. With my luck, I need something like this. The battery recharging system alone makes this cool.



Top
#11249262 - 11/27/15 09:08 PM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
Wafflejaw Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 775
Loc: Dallas,TX
I built mine based off this video...Same box running two 12v parallel was all I did.
No outlets.
I just made a two way connector plug for my charger for easy plug in and charge.
Works great so far!
_________________________

www.nelsoncustomrods.com



Top
#11249433 - 11/27/15 10:43 PM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1234
Loc: Texas, Dallas
I don't know anything about electronics I have built this except for the charging plug and I just have one question on the charger does it matter matter what end you plug it to on the battery or does the charger take care of that .

Top
#11249507 - 11/27/15 11:34 PM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
B_Rod Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 5552
Loc: Fort Worth
He says it does mattes for the power supply plug, which he specifically recommends shielding the positive plug if its going to dangle free in your hull.

Top
#11249729 - 11/28/15 08:13 AM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
armadillomojo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 2510
Loc: Cleburne,Tx
I built one very similar to this for charging my phone, cameras and to run a 12 volt fan while camping. It is a piece of gear that I can no longer do without!

Top
#11249907 - 11/28/15 10:22 AM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9769
PRETTY SWEET BATTERY BOX SETUP. Well thought out IMO thumb
_________________________

Top
#11249934 - 11/28/15 10:44 AM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
pelican Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2420
Loc: Grapevine
I like this a lot, might consider a smaller fuse on the power for the FF.

Here's a diagram for a parallel battery hook up.



Edited by pelican (11/28/15 10:48 AM)
_________________________

I've never been good, But I've been Lucky!
I don't Lie or Exaggerate, but sometimes I remember BIG!

Top
#11250019 - 11/28/15 11:38 AM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1234
Loc: Texas, Dallas
Originally Posted By: B_Rod
He says it does mattes for the power supply plug, which he specifically recommends shielding the positive plug if its going to dangle free in your hull.


Thanks but I meant for connecting the charger for when I'm charging the battery back up after use .

Top
#11250205 - 11/28/15 01:50 PM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 1082
Loc: Silsbee (Southeast Texas)
You have to make sure you are plugging like into like, ie positive to positive, negative to negative, the same as if you were jumpstarting a car, but that is part of the initial connections. Neat thing about the 3 prong plug, once it's wired right, it will only work if it's plugged in correctly. Otherwise one pole is plugged in to nothing. Kind of a built-in safety. You might put alignment stripes on the box and plug to help your orientation.

Kirk
_________________________


"The cheese in the mousetrap is ALWAYS free"

Top
#11250469 - 11/28/15 04:50 PM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
pelican Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2420
Loc: Grapevine
Most twist lock plugs will only plug in one way, if you get it wired correctly it's hard to mess up after that.
_________________________

I've never been good, But I've been Lucky!
I don't Lie or Exaggerate, but sometimes I remember BIG!

Top
#11252536 - 11/29/15 04:48 PM Re: Portable 12V Battery Box (How To Build) [Re: B_Rod]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 1082
Loc: Silsbee (Southeast Texas)
Cool! What I said up there? About the plug? Yeah, forget it! grin

Kirk
_________________________


"The cheese in the mousetrap is ALWAYS free"

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide