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Old 03-02-2018, 02:12 PM   #1
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Hard wiring a 12v connection to 2 6v Escape batteries?

I have a TPMS signal booster that I'd like to hard wire to my trailer batteries (recommended in user manual).
My sense is that I should connect to the negative on one battery and the positive on the second battery.
Does this sound correct?
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have a TPMS signal booster that I'd like to hard wire to my trailer batteries (recommended in user manual).
My sense is that I should connect to the negative on one battery and the positive on the second battery.
Does this sound correct?


Yes that is correct.


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Old 03-02-2018, 02:43 PM   #3
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I have a TPMS signal booster
What brand do you have and what is the stated range?

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Tire Master - 12v-24v. They recommended wiring to the house battery or an always hot 12v wire.
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Tire Master - 12v-24v. They recommended wiring to the house battery or an always hot 12v wire.
I'd probably put it up high in the front of the trailer, and wire it to the power for a nearby light.
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I'd probably put it up high in the front of the trailer, and wire it to the power for a nearby light.
That would not be as good as direct to the battery.....
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That would not be as good as direct to the battery.....
A radio transmitter uses very little power and putting it in the front top of the camper shell would greatly improve the radio propagation to the cab of the tow vehicle.
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A radio transmitter uses very little power and putting it in the front top of the camper shell would greatly improve the radio propagation to the cab of the tow vehicle.
The instructions recommended putting it on the undercarriage if possible ( but the also said it would be ok on a king pin or inside for a coach. Going directly to the batteries seems more straightforward to me - it's all open and clearly labeled!
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I have a TPMS signal booster that I'd like to hard wire to my trailer batteries (recommended in user manual).
My sense is that I should connect to the negative on one battery and the positive on the second battery.
Does this sound correct?
I would hook a multimeter in series with your hookup to see how many amps or milliamperes it draws. Like the propane detector it may not draw too many, but it may draw your batteries down if not unhooked.
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I would hook a multimeter in series with your hookup to see how many amps or milliamperes it draws. Like the propane detector it may not draw too many, but it may draw your batteries down if not unhooked.
Documentation says it draws 75mA when transmitting and 14mA when inactive.
I did think that I might wire in a shut-off switch (or just disconnect it if I store the trailer).
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