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Old 05-03-2016, 03:34 PM   #1
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I have a 2014 21 I pull my batteries out every winter.I'm having trouble hooking up the positive side with the dual six volts. When I screw the fabricated metal bracket to the battery terminal the fuse sticks up to high to close the cover. I thought I would remember but I guess not. Can anybody post a close up of positive side so I can see what goes where? I called shop but they don"t use that hook up anymore. Do I even need that homemade bracket?
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:46 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:54 PM   #3
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No thats not it. I have a piece of angle iron that the fuse is connected to and then that connects to pos termial, I'll try to post a picture later. THANKS....
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:35 PM   #5
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Great photos!
It's nice to see all those properly routed heavy cables, colour coding, and labels.

Although one setup is physically arranged side-by-side and the other is end-to-end, and the cable routing is different, both show electrically the same thing, other than the extra set of cables on the first one (for an inverter?). Neither shows any kind of hold-down bracket over the batteries, any kind of main fuse (just that little one in the ATO or ATC holder for a low-capacity circuit), or any kind of bus bar as is being asked about:
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... I have a piece of angle iron that the fuse is connected to and then that connects to pos termial, I'll try to post a picture later. THANKS....
I'm looking forward to that picture to solve the mystery.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:28 PM   #6
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Here's a picture I hope.
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Here you go.
Robert, we have a metal bar on the positive terminal as well, but it's arranged differently because the batteries are in the front storage box. Don't know if this photo helps or not, but here you go. The black wire is for our power jack, so disregard that connection.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:24 PM   #9
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Well I guess these are made one at a time Thanks, I get the general idea, I'll work on getting it fit with the cover on. Thank you, I wonder if anybody has one like mine?
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Well I guess these are made one at a time Thanks, I get the general idea, I'll work on getting it fit with the cover on. Thank you, I wonder if anybody has one like mine?
Wait a second, I think I've got it. I'll try to describe what I'm thinking without a drawing. Try attaching the curved metal bar so the flat end sticks up from the terminal. Then, attach the fused wire sideways (so it's not sticking UP but sticking OUT) using the hole in the flat side of the curved bar. Does that make sense?

EDIT: OR, try it the other way, with the flat side of the curved piece attached to the battery first, with the curve pointing UP. Then attach the fused wire sideways through the hole remaining in the curved bar. One of those should work, and provide the clearance.
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