Tuesday, January 18, 2011
So I got out my welding machine and some 10-gauge flat mild steel stock, and spent two hours measuring, cutting, fitting and MIG welding a battery holder for a separate 18 amp-hour, 12-volt battery that will power the dew heaters and the digital setting circles independently of the cooling fan, which will draw little power on it's own even at full speed.
What emerged was a holder that will be bolted as low as possible to the front board of the rocker to prevent tippiness. A cable will then run from the battery to the Dew Buster, from which power will be fed to the dew heaters and the digital setting circles. After all the welding and clean up was completed, I sprayed it first with a metal primer, then glossy black enamel paint to prevent rusting.