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Old 08-07-2018, 01:03 PM   #1
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Looking to install a TS480SAT in my Class C. Would I be better off connect directly to the house battery or the truck battery or going thru the fuse block?

Also ideas on running the coax to the inside from the ladder. Two driver side slides, would like the powerand coax to enter the living room slide.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:49 PM   #2
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I don't do a lot of boondocking, so there's always AC power. I take a Astron M35 power supply. I have taken a small marine battery (that will run my Kenwood TS570 for days)

Both options take up some space and are heavy. Sort of. But I never have noise problems.

But to your two choices... I'd go with house batteries, direct.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:31 PM   #4
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I'd go with house batteries, direct.
I concur.

If you run the house battery down, you can just start the engine and it will charge back up. (The alternator charges both batteries.)

If you run the truck battery down, you may be stuck needing a jump-start.
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