Dual Battery system Options

Dieter1007
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Vehicle: 2013 Pajero Sport 2.5 auto 4x4
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Dual Battery system Options

Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:49 am

HI Guys

I have a 2013 Pajero Sport 2.5 Diesel and I recently purchased a fridge/freezer for my car that runs on 220/12 V

I am looking to install a dual battery system to run the fridge when camping with no power.

Any advise on what system will be best for the car and where to get this fitted?

I am located in Johannesburg

Thanx

Dieter
pedd
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Re: Dual Battery system Options

Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:06 am

There are a number of options in this and it all depends on what you want to do, for how long etc. etc. If you like, give me a call on 011 803 3373 and I can walk you through them. If you're near the Fourways / Paulshof area we can also install whatever you choose to go for.

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kobus louw
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Re: Dual Battery system Options

Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:09 am

Hi Pedd. I see that Gavin has already offered assistance.
If you are at all a hands on type of person, it is something you can actually do yourselves.
I fitted mine some 4 years ago and helped a friend last weekend to install his in his SWB including wiring to the rear with a Brad Harris fitted in the load Bin.
As a bonus you get that "lekker" feeling when you drop the news: "Oh, I did it myself" :)
Otherwise, let Gavin help you as the stealers will cost you between R9K - R12K.
Happy 4 x 4-ing.
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MattStrybis
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Re: Dual Battery system Options

Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:44 am

Good to know.

Can I ask what battery you guys decided on and how much it set you back?

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kobus louw
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Re: Dual Battery system Options

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:00 am

Hi Matt, due to the space restriction in the Pajero's engine compartment, one can fit only a 80AH Battery(Deep Cycle).
Some might say it is too small, but for me the trade-off is that I am willing to live with the Powers supply limitation and do not want to sacrifice my loading space.
I make use of a 40l Engel Fridge and the 80AH is more than sufficient for me.
For me, the installation in the engine compartment is also an "install and forget" scenario as the installation in your load bin is always "in your face" that must always be taken into account when loading, cleaning etc. With the battery in the load bin you will also NOT been able to use the 3rd row seats(which I use occasionally with my grand children). However, for some this might not be an issue. This choice is yours.
One can swap the 2 Batteries to use the "Standard" Battery, a 90AH Battery, as the "dual" Battery and Visa Versa.
Attached is a few pics.
Happy 4x4-ing
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kobus louw
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Re: Dual Battery system Options

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:13 am

IMG_6369.jpg
Hmm, see some pictures has disappeared.
So, let try again.
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kobus louw
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Re: Dual Battery system Options

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:56 am

Eish man, you see what happens if you are born BC and try to do the "cloud" thing :shock:
You get lost :(
Matt, the cost for the hardware : R5800
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MattStrybis
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Re: Dual Battery system Options

Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:26 am

Kobus, thats an awesome write up.
Thanks so much! Really helps out

Dont be so harsh on your cloud BC skills. The content is great :D

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