dual battery setup

  1. V

    What uses does this Anderson have?

    Bought an old ute with Anderson plug already ran to the tray. I have no idea what gauge cable it is or what I can use it for. I'm relatively new to this sort of stuff and don't really understand the uses for Anderson plugs. I want to run a second battery to the tray but I'm thinking of starting...
  2. Ranger 4x4 Touring

    New to 4x4

    Hi all have been a member here for a while used a Mazda tribute for touring/camping. Have finally bought my first 4x4 ,new rig is a 2009 Ford Ranger. What I would like to know is does the 2009 Ranger have a smart alternator ? Currently planning a dual battery setup for it.
  3. J

    Toyota Prado 120 series 12 volt set up

    Hi all, new to the forum just looking for some advise. I'm planning on getting a 12 volt set up in my 2005 Toyota Prado 120 series, nothing too serious just looking to power a fridge, a few lights and a few 12 volt appliances (phone charging etc). I've bought myself a 120 ah lithium battery and...
  4. E

    Dual battery setup

    Hi Guru's, I'm looking to do few road trips in the coming year and wanting to setup a reliable dual battery setup to run Fridge Lights USB & Cigarette sockets x 2 Charge power tools & equipment (mainly a drill/impact wrench, drone and phones) The second battery I'm thinking of running is a...
  5. M

    Dual battery cost

    Hi I have a new hilux on order and looking to have a few extras installed through the dealer. He has quoted me about $2230 for the ARB battery kit to be installed, including two batteries and dual plugs for a fridge mounted in the tub (I assume he is including the main battery with this. Not...
  6. C

    Dual buttery dying too quickly or not charging properly

    Hey I recently bought a dual battery system kit from Kickass which came with a 25amp dcdc charger and a 170AH battery. It was all a plug and play kit and I followed the directions perfectly. All I have connected is a 45litre kings fridge which I only plug in when I need to use it which would be...
  7. yorke7

    Is leaving a circuit breaker open bad?

    So i'm not auto electrician but like many others i wanted a 2nd battery, 12v setup but couldn't afford an auto electricians services. I learnt, consulted a 12v expert and eventually built one myself. It's been in and working for over a year now with no problems at all, but with the cold weather...
  8. H

    Dual battery set ups - have I misused my own battery?

    Hi all, A while back (November 2017) i fitted my own dual battery set up. It wasn't too tricky, having followed a bunch of advice on here. I'm 100% certain that its wired well, appropriate diameters for the cable runs etc. I bought the Thunder DC-DC charger (cheapish) off ebay, and a 115Ah AGM...
  9. A

    Dual battery setup behind back wheel arch

    Has anyone installed a second battery behind the drivers side back wheel arch ? If so how did you go about fitting it? Was it through the floor of the boot? From underneath the car?
  10. Grizzly Bero

    12v dual battery setup advice

    Hi all, I've decided to go the route of a portable battery box dual battery setup for my Pajero Sport (as keen to transfer from vehicle to vehicle), so am going to buy the following: Battery box (probably Hard Korr) DC to DC charger (itec) 120ah battery (?) 120w solar blanket (Kings) I...
  11. Robbie_P

    My first quote for 2nd battery + rewiring (for fridge)

    Hi All, I am looking at getting a fridge for my 2007 Nissan Patrol so went down to my local auto-electrical workshop for a quote for the below: Install auxiliary battery under bonnet. Install jump start option. Rewire existing accessory sockets to auxiliary battery supply. Install new...
  12. B

    Dual Battery Kit for Ford Ranger PXII

    Good Afternoon, I'm looking at installing a dual battery kit for my Ranger. The only decent one I've come across is the KickAss Plug n Play with the DC-DC charger. In your opinion are there any other kits out there? Also, anyone had experience with the KickAss set up, good or bad? Thank in...
  13. Jimmeh4ranger

    Arb air locker - pk ranger

    Hi all of you out there, I’m having a think about putting a rear locker in my pk ranger as the LSD lets me down. My question for those whom have them is where do you have the onboard compressor stashed? That and what may people have done for a dual battery set up? Thanks in advance :) Picture...
  14. Robbie_P

    Power options for camping?

    Hi All, I am looking for some advice on a power setup for my travels / camping. I am based in Brisbane and most of our camping involves driving 2-3 hours to our destination, camping for 2-3 days, then driving home. I have a 2007 Nissan patrol, which currently only has a single battery...
  15. LooneyLou

    Dual Battery Troubles

    Hey y'all! I'm trying to install a dual battery system in my truck so I can run a fan and have a couple outlets in my camper set up. I'm using the dual battery and isolator kit from Keyline Chargers (linked bellow if you'd like to look at it)...
  16. ktmrider

    Lithium Second Battery

    This may have been posted before and if it has been I am sorry. I am new to forums and I am not the best... I am looking at replacing my 2x80Ah AGM battery's currently in the caravan for 1x 100Ah Stark Energy Lithium battery, I have heard good things from this company. This will free up a lot...
  17. Z

    looking for a dc to dc charger

    howdy all i am trying to set up a dual battery set up does anybody know what system can take a 24v plus input and change it to a 12v plus output any recommendations on units and places to get them from thanks in advance
  18. Benedict Smith

    Best crank battery and best deep cycle for under bonnet? 1HZ.

    G'day Legends, I'm hoping someone here has been through this before? Excuse my ignorance but I'm always learning and keen to get this sorted for good. My 2 current batteries are cactus. Had this confirmed by 2 separate Auto shops in town. Load tested each battery and they're in a very sad...