Q: The description says there is a "200 amp Cole Hersee smart battery isolator" on other products I see it on the top tray. It is blue. Where is it on this one?
A: The Tundra/4Runner/JL/FJ/Gladiator battery kits utilize a different type of smart isolator than the JK/Tacoma/Universal kits. The former uses a blue controller that is separate from the silver solenoid, while the latter uses a device that combines the two. Both types rated at 200A, but the split setup is necessary for hood clearance on those applications. On this kit, the 200A smart isolator is located in the center of the lid. The silver solenoid is mounted on top of the "smart" part of the device.
Q: Does your single battery kit turn the remote battery in to the main battery?
And are the extended cables offered with the kit the ones that would connect the two batteries, with lugs pre installed on both ends?
I hope I’m asking this correctly.
A: The single battery kit doesn't change anything. It simply adds an accessory battery to your vehicle so you can power accessories with the engine off, but still have power in the cranking battery to start the engine. The cable is sold by the foot, and lugs are sold separately. We do not install the lugs onto the cable.
Q: With this set up, piggy backing off your answer from 11/6/21 above... on the additional ground to the center of the bus bar, does this ground have to be tied back to the cranking battery, or can it just be installed chassis ground near by? I only ask as I'm used to installing your vehicle specific DB setups for my customers where all lines are kept right there at the two batteries, and this would be my first remote located dual battery that I'm designing out and installing for a customer. Thank you for any help!
A: If it is more convenient, you can run your remote battery's ground to the closest chassis ground, or make your own. Just make sure the metal is clean and the ground wire is away from anything that could cut or damage it.
Q: is there a video showing how to install Universal Single Battery Kit
A: Because of the Universal fitment of this battery kit, an installation video wouldn't be applicable. The posts on the kit should be labelled with what goes where, but feel free to call us directly with any questions about installtion into your specific application.
Basically, you'll run a positive cable from the empty side of the solenoid to your cranking battery, and a ground to the center stud on the black busbar. The included cables with post clamps will attach to the battery in the tray.
Q: does that come with battery
A: Batteries are sold separately. This kit includes:
-Heavy duty steel tray to hold one BCI Group 34 battery
-Power and ground bus bars for connecting your accessories
-Lead wires to connect the bus bars to the battery posts
-200 amp Cole Hersee smart battery isolator
-Boost button to jump start from your second battery if the -
cranking battery is dead
-G Screen port for adding the Genesis G Screen monitoring
-All wiring is completely done for you out of the box
Q: I installed the Universal Single Battery Kit in a 2012 K2500 Suburban precisely as shown on the picture depicting the installation in a GMC 2500 truck. I also installed the G Screen. The G Screen indicates the system is always on Boost, even when both batteries are charged above what is indicated as the trigger point where it would activate Boost automatically. Why is this?
A: The G Screen showing "Boost On" is simply an indication that the batteries are combined. That means they are both charged above 12.7V. The batteries only automatically separate (Boost Off) when the smart isolator senses one battery to be below 12.7V for one minute.
Q: Can I use the single battery setup in my Jeep zj
as the cranking battery and remote a 2nd battery in the cargo area ? Most of my accessories wiring is in the engine bay therefore I want to connect them to the isolator/ cranking battery.
A: The setup you're proposing wouldn't utilize the remote battery for anything, but with some re-wiring you can do what you've proposed.
Q: Will the G-screen/boost monitor the third battery in the rear along with the dual battery kit under the hood?
A: The G Screen is only able to monitor two separate voltages. If you connect your third battery in parallel with the accessory battery under the hood, they will always have the same voltage. In that sense, you'll be able to see the voltage of your combined accessory batteries, but not three individual voltages.
Q: Is there hardware available to mount the single battery tray in the rear of my Jeep Grand Cherokee or do I have to but something local for that ?
A: Since the universal kits are used in a wide variety of applications, we do not provide any mounting hardware. You can drill some holes for bolts in the steel tray or even weld some brackets onto it to get it mounted securely into your vehicle.
Q: i going to have a very similar setup as your truck (dual-battery in the front. single battery in the leitner pod on the leitner rack on the driver side). pretty much the same setup as one of your video. question: based on what you have done, how long of the red and black 2g cables do i need? 10ft?
A: I'm sorry I don't recall the length of the cable to tie into the dual system under the hood. I'd recommend using some string or some cheap small wire to lay out the path of your battery cables, then you can pull that out to measure the length of the pathway. The 2ga wire is not cheap, so I'd recommend padding it by a foot or two so that you don't end up 6" too short.
Q: I have a 2003 chevy silverado 2500hd with the 6.0. I just got some subs so I want the single battery kit to go in my back left corner of my engine bay you know. Where would I have to run my cables to connect them so it won’t drain all my starting battery down ?
A: Accessories attach to the busbars so they don't drain the cranking battery when the engine is off.
Q: If I were to mount the single battery tray with isolater into the back of a trailblazer, would I need to run positive and negative to main battery, or can I ground to the rear if the truck? Also, if I were to add the optional G screen, how do i order a custom length wiring harness to reach the back of the vehicle?
A: You can ground the battery to a solid grounding point close to where it is mounted. The G Screen cable is not offered in custom lengths. You would need to cut and splice to extend the length.
Q: Will the single battery universal mount with smart isolator work with the dual battery setup? In other words, if I mount the single battery kit into a trailer with a smart isolator, would it be compatible if add the dual battery JK kit in the future?
A: Yes, the single kit can be remotely mounted and tie into the dual battery kit under the hood by running positive and negative to the busbar center posts on the dual kit.
Q: I’m gearing up to buy a 2018 ram 2500 with the 6.7 for my over landing rig. From what I’ve read the truck has two batteries since it’s a Diesel. I was thinking that the single battery option would be great for my accessories and ARB fridge/freezer. However, I defer to what you guys recommend.
A: The single Group 34 Odyssey would be a great option for your ARB fridge/freezer. You can expect 2-3 days or more depending on a number of factors.
I would like to install an auxiliary battery kit on a 2016 Ford F250 in the back of the pickup, to power a fridge, charge mobile devices, etc., when out camping.
I’ve have a live 6 pin quick connect that used to power a Lance camper already in inside the bed of pickup, can I use this power source to connect your Genesis battery kit.
What set up would you recommend?
A: While the 6-pin won't connect directly to the kit, if you could locate and connect the positive and negative cables it should work just fine. That setup should be sufficient to power the fridge and charging station.
Q: ok just need to confirm the answer to my question
I just got this email
Question: I just got 2019 suburban and I would like to know if the universal single battery kit would work in adding a 2nd battery in the tray on the driver side
Answer: The universal single battery kit is designed to add battery mounted remotely anywhere it will fit. It will almost certainly not allow you to install a second battery in the factory battery tray. You'd have to find a place either under the hood or elsewhere in the vehicle to mount the tray, battery, and lid.
and all the Suburbans come with 2 battery trays. the main battery is on the passenger side by the firewall and the 2nd battery is on the driver side front with nothing in it. so this will not work in this SUV that comes with a 2nd battery tray
A: Take a look at the last picture on this product and you can see this kit installed on the driver's side front of a GMC 2500 truck. If your Suburban has a similar spot where you can mount a second battery, then this kit will work great. You'll need to double check the dimensions (available towards the bottom of the page) to make sure it will fit in the space available. Once the tray is securely bolted in place, you'll simply run a new positive wire from the right hand side of the isolator over to your cranking battery's positive post, and run a new ground wire between the 2 negative posts, and that's it! Feel free to give us a call if you need more details. 901-214-5337
Q: I just got 2019 suburban and I would like to know if the universal single battery kit would work in adding a 2nd battery in the tray on the driver side
A: The universal single battery kit is designed to add an additional battery mounted remotely anywhere it will fit. It will almost certainly not allow you to install a second battery in the factory battery tray. You'd have to find a place either under the hood or elsewhere in the vehicle to mount the tray, battery, and lid.