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Old 05-05-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Battery and converter boxes?

I just gutted the front of my 78' and had a few questions about the battery box and the converter box. Both are plastic. My unit only came with one battery and one access door for that battery. I think that I want 2 batteries and I may just gut the current plastic box and build one inside that can hold 2 batteries. I have and idea in which I could uses 2 drawer slides so that I could access both batteries from the one access door. I am using just normal deep cycle batteries and I know that they need to be vented to the outside, but I'm not sure why they need venting? I also want to know if I could just make one big box that I could put both batteries and the converter in the same box? What type of gas are these batteries discharging? Should the converter be in a different box? Does the converter need to be vented to the outside and why? I had an old univolt that went caput and I just purchased a Paramode converter with the TempAssure. Any help would be appreciated.

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I would only put the two batteries in a vented box. One gas that come from charging the batteries is hydrogen, remember the Hindenberg? You would not want anything that could cause a spark to be in with the batteries. The converter does not need to be in a box.



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This almost current thread will contain information useful for your planning.

Be careful not to have batteries gassing near electrical apparatus.

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