Redarc In-Vehicle DC to DC Battery Charger Installation



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Redarc In-Vehicle Dual Input Battery Charger – 25 Amp by Redarc (Battery Chargers)
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Speaker 1: Today we’ll be having a look at, and showing you how to install the Redarc In-Vehicle DC to DC Battery Charger with dual inputs, part number 331-BCDC1225D. Now the main reason you’re going to want a batter charger like this one installed in your trailer is that this will maintain and charge your batteries in your trailer up to 100%, making sure they are fully charged when you arrive at your destination. Unlike our traditional charging systems that we run through the 7 way connector on the front of your trailer, those only get your batteries to about 80% of their capacity. This will get you all the way there.This charger will work with 12 or 24 volt battery systems. It will provide up to 25 amps of power output to maintain the charge of your batteries. This battery charger is compatible with your standard alternators from your tow vehicle, as well as variable voltage, or what are commonly known as smart alternators as well.

This charger is a dual input battery charger. It does DC to DC charging, and the way that works is when you’re hooked up to your truck, it will use the alternator to fully charge your batteries. Additionally, you can hook up a solar panel to it, to maintain the charge of your batteries, and fully charge them when the trailer is not even in motion and is sitting parked. If you have a solar panel installed, it will use that to its fullest ability before taking any additional power from your tow vehicle. If you do decide to hook this up to a solar panel, it will work with unregulated solar panels that supply between 9 and 32 volts of power output.To begin our install, we need to locate the batteries that we want to be charged while driving.

In our case, we’re working on a fifth wheel trailer, and our batteries are in the front storage compartment. We’ll need to locate a spot to mount our charger, where it will be able to make our connections to our batteries using our cables. We’ve chosen this area here against the bulkhead of our trailer. It’s right behind both of our battery boxes, so it gives us easy access to the batteries to make our connections, and it will be out of the way of any cargo that is stored in this compartment.We’ll start by marking our bottom location where the holes go, to secure it into place. Okay, with the bottom locations marked, we can get the charger out of the way, and we’ll make 2 pilot holes there.

We’ll now secure it into place using 2 self-tapping screws. We’ll put 2 in the top, just to help support the weight. You will have to provide your own self-tapping screws. Now we need to find a way to get a power cable like this to our charger that we’ll be able to attach to our vehicle that’s doing our towing. In our case, we’re going to route our cable along side this 7 way wire, that goes to our truck, and we’ll have another attachment point on our truck next to the 7 way, where we can plug the power in next to it.Your application may vary from doing this on a fifth wheel, or a standard trailer, or any other type of trailer.

What we’re going to do is we’re going to have a pull wire that we’ve already routed through here, next to where our 7 way cable comes out, into our battery compartment, and we’ll use that to pull our power cables through. Here we got our cable pulled through now, and we have it zip-tied to our 7 way wire, so we’ll have 2 leads sticking off, one being our positive and one being our ground, and we’ll have 2 separate connectors that will plug into the back of our truck.In order to make our connection to our truck that’s pulling our trailer, we’re going to install a wench connector here. It’s a quick disconnect, and this will allow us to easily plug into our truck and unplug quickly and easily. This for 6 gauge wire, and we’re using 6 gauge wire on our install here, so these are going to wor

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Redarc In-Vehicle DC to DC Battery Charger Review



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Redarc In-Vehicle Dual Input Battery Charger – 25 Amp by Redarc (Battery Chargers)
https://www.etrailer.com/Battery-Chargers/Redarc/331-bcdc1225d.html

https://www.etrailer.com is the world’s leading online retailer of custom-fit towing accessories. We carry thousands of vehicle accessories such as custom-fit trailer hitches for over 3,100 different vehicles, performance chips, heavy-duty towing supplies, trailer parts, bike racks, cargo carriers, step bars, tonneau covers, lights, car covers, RV supplies, floor mats, and much more, to help you make your vehicle more useful and more fun. Our decades of experience and enormous buying power ensure that you will get quality parts, and excellent service, at the lowest price possible. All this is backed by our Satisfaction Guarantee(https://www.etrailer.com/customer-service-ordering.aspx#returns) and our Lowest Price Pledge(https://www.etrailer.com/customer-service-ordering.aspx#pricepledge).

Full transcript: https://www.etrailer.com/tv-review-redarc-in-vehicle-battery-charger-331-bcdc1225d.aspx
Speaker 1: Today we’ll be having a look at and showing you how to install the REDARC In-Vehicle DC to DC Battery Charger with dual inputs, part number 331-BCDC1225D.Now, the main reason you’re going to want a battery charger like this one installed in your trailer is that, this will maintain and charge your batteries in your trailer up to 100%, making sure they are fully charged when you arrive at your destination. Unlike our traditional charging systems that would run through the seven way connector on the front of your trailer, those will only get your batteries to about 80% of their capacity. This will get you all the way there.This charger will work with 12 or 24 volt battery systems. It’ll provide up to 25 amps of power output to maintain the charge of your batteries. This battery charger is compatible with your standard alternators for your tow vehicle, as well as variable voltage or what are commonly known as smart alternators as well.Now, this charger is a dual input battery charger. It does DC to DC charging, and the way that works is, when you’re hooked up to your truck, it will use the alternator to fully charge your batteries.

Additionally, you can hook up a solar panel to it to maintain the charge of your batteries and fully charge them when the trailer is not even in motion and is sitting parked. If you have a solar panel installed, it’ll use that to its fullest ability before taking any additional power from your tow vehicle. Now, if you do decide to hook this up to a solar panel, it’ll work with unregulated solar panels that supply between nine and 32 volts of power output.If you have this hooked up like we do, with standard trigger settings, and after a few moments of our alternator not producing any power output any more on our tow vehicle, our charger will shut off and we don’t have to worry about our battery being depleted in our truck. This will allow it only to charge the batteries in your camper or your trailer when the alternator’s running, which means the engine’s on, so that way you don’t have to worry about being stranded by a dead battery in your truck.This charger has four charging profiles. Profile A, which is what we’re using, will give you a maximum voltage of 14.6.

Profile B will increase that to 15 volts. Profile C will give you 15.1 volts of power output. Then we have a lithium ion profile, if we’re charging lithium ion batteries. The lithium ion profile has a maximum power output of 14.6 volts.Now we’ll show you how simple it is to use. We have our traditional seven way RV connector here for our trailer.

Nothing’s changed here. We’ll just plug this in as normal, and then these are the cables that provide the power output from our truck to our trailer. We’ll remove the dust covers and insert them together. That’s it. Now, on the side of our charger you’ll see that we have a flashing red LED light on charging profile A.

That means we have a proper connection. When it’s not solidly lit, that means we’re not charging our batteries, but once our truck is running we’ll have the ability to do so. I’ll go ahead and start our truck now, and we can see what it looks like when it’s working.When we have the stage light constantly lit with the vehicle light, that means we are in a boost charge mode providing constant power to our batteries, which means our batteries are currently a little weak and do need to be charged. What’s great about this is, now we don’t have to worry about taking our batteries out of our trailer to hook them up once they’ve been depleted. This will automatically charge them for us as we’re going down the road, and if we have a solar panel, we never have to worry about even hooking up a charger into the trailer. It’ll take care of everything for us automatically.We have one of ou

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