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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Adding 2nd battery

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We just purchased a '12 RT A&C,and after joining the forum,and reading about several owners having low battery issues,so I wish to add a 2nd battery to avoid that situation,and I have a habit of using the radio when sitting on my other vehicles.Has anyone else tried this?The Google "custom search" of the forum for "2nd battery" turned up crap.Any input is appreciated
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 04:22 PM
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Lamonster Garage has some info on that, he has video on install

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 01:06 PM
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I have a habit of using the radio when sitting on my other vehicles.
Since there is no "accessory" position on the ignition switch....ALL of the electronics are ON when the key is.

But IF you have a good fresh battery and don't leave it on TOO long, it should not be a problem.

Keeping it connected to a tender when not used for more than 48 hours should help a lot too.
So should trying to curb that bad habit just a bit.

If you have the original battery, it is nearing 5 years old and probably should be replaced anyway. Be sure to charge the new one before installing it.

I think putting in a second battery ONLY for the reason that you stated is WAY overkill.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 03:49 PM
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I have left my radio on for 2 hours while tinkering with it with no sign of low battery. I would only add a second battery if I was to add tons of accessories. Then I would isolate the second battery with a selector switch so I rotate the battery being charged. Boats are set up this way. I'm sticking with single battery I think 2 is a wasted. Enjoy

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 09:25 PM
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I'd just carry one of those batteries in a box with jumper cables to keep it simple.

As to listening to music after stopping, my 2011 RT LTD has a setting that will keep playing the stereo even after the key is turned off. I don't remember how to do it, but I found it in the owners manual.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-03-2017, 06:21 AM
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As to listening to music after stopping, my 2011 RT LTD has a setting that will keep playing the stereo even after the key is turned off. I don't remember how to do it, but I found it in the owners manual.
I thought I remembered that too.
Must not have been just a dream after all.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2017, 03:56 PM
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As soon as you turn off key push the mode button and radio will play with all else off

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2019, 06:46 AM
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This procedure doesn't seem to work on my 2018 F3. Any other suggestions?
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