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Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by mover man, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    Ok not a problem with my tractor.
    I've jump started my tractor with my Ford explorer. But can I jump start my explorer with my truck? I have 4 batteries so is that 12volts or 24 volts?
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    12 volts
     
  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Yes
     
  5. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    It can be over 48 volts if you want:D.
     
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  6. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    Yikes I just want to start the SUV. Without calling the junk man to come get it afterwards
     
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  7. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Hook up to one battery only you will be fine
     
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Depends what your truck is. Old ones ran four 6 volts in a series-parallel configuration (24 volt starting, 12 volt charging/accessories).

    If you just hook your jumper cables across a single 12 volt battery on your truck you'll be fine to jumpstart a car.
     
  9. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    You said that you jumped the truck off from the SUV hook them up the same way ,be okay
     
  10. truckdriver31

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    lol. he has answered his own question from the start. the cables have been the same from the start.
     
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