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    Default Charge cables to tow hook

    Has anyone run 16mm2 cables from the alternator to an Anderson plug at the tow hook?\
    I am interested to know how you got through the back and how you mounted the plug please?
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    Default Re: Charge cables to tow hook

    You will naturally run it underneath the chassis best place will be on top of the ladder for protection.

    Why from the alternator direct? Most common set-ups run it from the crank battery via a solenoid to switch it off when the vehicle is switched off.
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    Default Re: Charge cables to tow hook

    Thanks for responding.
    Currently the cables run from the battery through a fuse into the back of the car (through the firewall) because I always had the C-Tek / battery / fridge combo in the car as we used to tent only.
    Having bought a Supra 2 recently, I want to extend this to the tow hitch.
    Did away with the intelligent solenoid in the engine compartment when I got the C-Tek, as the two don't communicate "nicely".

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    Default Re: Charge cables to tow hook

    I would rather pull the existing cables out and replace them with a new set from the front underneath the vehicle to the back, instead of having to joint them to extend and then having to find another exit hole from the inside to the back.
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    Default Re: Charge cables to tow hook

    I have 2 x 16mm cable from the crank battery via a fuse via a solenoid to the tow ball at the back.
    The cables are in a 20mm flexible plastic sprague tubing and run underneath the vehicle, cable tied to the chassis, out of harms way.

    The BH plug lies loose at the back, tucked in behind the ball plate when not in use.

    I also took 2 x 4mm cables from the BH plug at the back to a Hella socket in the back of the vehicle for my fridge/freezer.
    This supply is separately fused.
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