PROUCT DESCRIPTION: TOAD-CHARGE™
keeps your dinghy vehicle's battery charged while towing behind your
motorhome, preventing battery discharge problems caused by using an
braking system or leaving the dinghy's steering wheel unlocked while
The kit connects between your motorhome's starting or house batteries
and the dinghy vehicle's battery, using the motorhome's engine to
up to 10 amps of charging current to the dinghy battery.
This current automatically adjusts to whatever amount is reqiured
to compensate for any parasitic loads on the battery, preventing
over- or undercharging.
consists of several components: A Charge Regulator installed in the dinghy vehicle's engine compartment monitors the charging
current and motorhome engine voltage, automatically connecting or
disconnecting the dinghy battery from the motorhome whenever the
motorhome engine is started or shut off. A 15 Amp Circuit Breaker
installed near the motorhome
battery protects against excessive current flow due to wiring faults. The charge regulator and circuit breaker are connected
together by a 12-gauge dual-conductor vinyl-sleeved Wire Harnesses (40 or 60 feet
total length). The harness has 2-pin Connectors
on both ends of the tow bar (allowing it to be unlpugged and stowed
with the tow bar when not in use), as well as on the back of the
motorhome and front of the dinghy vehicle.
Installation consists of (1.) Mounting the circuit breaker and part
of the wire harness in the motorhome, (2). Attaching a 2-pin connector
at the back of the motorhome, (3.) Installing part of the harness and
two connectors on the tow bar, (4.) Installing part of the harness, one
connector and the charge regulator on the dinghy vehicle, and (5.)
Installing heat-shrinkable sleeves and dust caps on all 4 connectors.
The connectors can be user-replaced with just a small screwdriver - No
soldering or crimping is required. The kit includes one spare pair of
connectors, a spare dust cap, and extra heat-shrinkable sleeving.
Although a heat gun is recommended for installing the heat-shrinkable
sleeving, a small butane torch or lighter can be used instead.