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Old 05-23-2004, 20:14   #1 (permalink)
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Dual battery setup?

Anyone got any idea how to setup dual battery on EA-II. It has an 85amp alternator but a large stereo with a small power capacitor?
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Re: Dual battery setup?

Go to 4wd places, they sell dual battery gear. Most likely you will have to mount the 2nd battery in the boot.
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Re: Dual battery setup?

Prefer to do it myself and i the battery will be in the boot.
Is it best to put both in the boot or just one of them.
Exactly how do you wire it up? Is it as simple as splitiing the alternator wires or is there more involved?
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I meant get a dual battery controller from a 4wd shop, there are a few different types, some can only work with identical batteries, some allow different ones (eg normal & deep-cycle).
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the goodz has a dual battery setup, drop him a PM, in actual fact I think he may be runnung 3 ! now.

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Jaycar have a kit (Catalogue KA-1782) for running dual batteries that ensures you don't flatten both. See http://www1.jaycar.com.au/productVie...=&SUBCATID=347
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Also see http://www.noco.biz/pdf/nococat.pdf for the types of switches and solenoids that can be used to run dual battery set ups, Various auto places (EG Repco) also sell these bits.
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Enter "dual batteries" in google image search for options such as:
http://www.lakecomm.com.au/batteries.html
http://www.samurai.altervista.org/do..._Schematic.jpg
http://members.aol.com/thorcolo/dualbatt.jpg
http://www.overland.co.za/HomeMade/h...l_battery.html
http://www.overland.co.za/jhugo/dual_batt.jpg
http://www.sierrajeep.com/basic.htm
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Cheers all. I'll pop down to jaycar and have a chat with them. Thanx again.
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