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Cord 810/812 6 plus 6 Optima conversion

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01 Mar 2008 20:30 #9586 by pkschafer
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Need some help with cable specs cord 812 6 plus 6 optima battery conversion.

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03 Mar 2008 13:20 #9589 by Pat Leahy
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I carry two 6 volt Optima batteries in my CORD. They fit perfectly side by side in the existing compartment. I use only the one battery for all normal Cord electrical. I added a small jumper wire from the first battery to the second in series to provide 12 volt for a radiator fan, cell phone (no longer use). I now just carry it for emergency purposes (for me or for someone else). The second battery does not charge off the generator, so I occasionally switch the two around or charge externally as required. One battery will allow a long period of time for cranking (much more than standard wet cell). Also great because there is no terminal corrosion, or need for trickle charge through winter.

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03 Mar 2008 20:34 #9592 by pkschafer
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Thanks Pat. I am new to Cords, however, I have thought about installing an electric fan in front of the radiator. Great idea. Re. battery install I had heard of someone doubling up Optima batteries in parallel to double cranking amps which would require cable changes etc. How did you deal with positive ground on the fan install?
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04 Mar 2008 17:53 #9598 by Tom Georgeson
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I'm using one Optimo battery and it works just fine. I did all the improvements that have been setout in back issues of ACD Newsletters and she cranks over just fine. I also install a kill switch underneath the drivers seat. Because I have a hump in my driveway I laid the battery on it side so I could raise the battery box up to clear the hump.

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06 Mar 2008 01:16 #9600 by pkschafer
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Tom thanks. Is the battery box height a necessary modification for protection.

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03 May 2008 01:41 #9988 by Tom Georgeson
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Sorry it has taken me so long to answer you. I just got back in the country and didn't have good computer service while gone.
I raised my battery so it would not hit the high spot coming off the street to my driveway. As I have built my Cord to be a driver it is protection when out on the road.

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