24 volt 12 volt isolation for truck snow plow

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Old 02-11-10, 05:42 AM
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24 volt 12 volt isolation for truck snow plow

I want to run my snow plow on 24 volts the truck has 2 batteries but of course in parrallel can I run the plow motor on 24v without making the truck 24 v
 
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Old 02-11-10, 02:15 PM
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Best option is 2 new batteries or 1 24 volt battery and install a 24 volt alternator totally 100% separate from the 12 volt system throw the battery or batteries in the bed of the truck in a nice wood box and strap em down tight...

Option 2 is to get a 24 volt alternator and starter put in... keep the two existing batteries except wire them in series rather than parallel then connect the rest of the trucks loads to one 12 volt battery
 
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Old 02-11-10, 02:59 PM
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You say you want to run your snow plow on 24 volts but does it have a 12 volt pump, assuming you are referring to the raise/lower/angle mechanism?
If you have a 12 volt motor on the pump you will burn it out pretty quick on 24 volts.

It would not be practical to convert the truck electrical system for this.
If you would up with a 24 volt plow you could install 2 separate 12 volt deep cycle batteries in series and just charge them daily.
 
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