Dual Battery Installers (Auto Electrician???)

Submitted: Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 16:01
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Hi All,

Does anybody recommend an auto electrician in Silverwater (NSW Area) that could install a dual battery into a 2000 Jackaroo and approx 6 cigarette outlets through the vehicle.

I am looking at running the following:

Fridge mounted in rear
2 x Spare at rear for light connection
Laptop mounted at front
2 x mounted in middle seat for kids

I assume the wiring would need to be heavy duty to run all this stuff.

Also could all please advise on the best battery type?

Many Thanks

TonyG

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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 16:09

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 16:09
B & J auto electrical Victoria road Rydalmere on the left before railway bridge 96381544 Brian or Glenn. They have been looking after my 4By & trucks for years, do a great job & won't rip you off just tell them I sent youRegards Bob
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 18:17

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 18:17
otherwise they will!

Leroy

PS I have no idea!!
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Reply By: Groove - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 18:20

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 18:20
Just a recomendation,
I never had much luck using a cig socket for the fridge, it always tended to vibrate loose and got hot (indicating a poor connection). I tried different types and in the end gave up. Now I use a differnet type of plug that has a postitve lock when inserted. Hella make them I am not sure what their generic name is, but any decent auto electrician will know, they are quit common.

I got mine from a place called "all about 12 volt" In Auburn. They are an excelent source for heavy duty cable, plugs, solar gear, fuse blocks, inverters etc etc. They also do installations and tend to understand the needs of campers and 4x4ers a bit better than your average auto electrician.

I use cig plugs for everything else.
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Follow Up By: chrisfrd - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:09

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:09
They are called PT-52 connectors in Germany, where they were "invented". The Waeco fridge cable comes with one "built in" but i would recommend cutting that crappy one off and fitting an unfused one.
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Follow Up By: chrisfrd - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:09

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:09
They are called PT-52 connectors in Germany, where they were "invented". The Waeco fridge cable comes with one "built in" but i would recommend cutting that crappy one off and fitting an unfused one.
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Follow Up By: chrisfrd - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:09

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:09
They are called PT-52 connectors in Germany, where they were "invented". The Waeco fridge cable comes with one "built in" but i would recommend cutting that crappy one off and fitting an unfused one.
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Follow Up By: Groove - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 20:19

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 20:19
Thanks Chrisfrd
I replaced the original Waeco plug as welll,
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Reply By: Member - Wayne - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 18:47

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 18:47
Tony

Forget the auto electrician, a good one might fit 3-4 units a year. Go to a 4wd shop. When I was fitting for 4WD Warehouse at Kings Park I was fitting 3-4 a week.

Fridges should be wired directly to the second battery.At least 6mm cable, you don't want voltage drop (warm beer).

As for the kids in the middle seat, I have never come across 12v kids, good idea though turn them off and on when required.

PS Can you get a 12v wife

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony G (NSW) - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:22

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:22
Wayne,

You make me laugh. Great comment abour 12v wife & kids

TonyG
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:17

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:17
Exactly what my mate did with an anderson plug for the fridge.Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: rolande- Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:16

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:16
Can you get a 12 volt wife that has two speeds and is reversible, now THAT would be handy. Oh, sorry, thats my 12 volt drill!
rolande
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Follow Up By: Perry - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:29

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:29
I use 2 pin polarised low voltage plugs and sockets for everything 12 volt.
Available at all electrical wholesalers.
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Reply By: Cumbo - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:53

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:53
Tony

Give Birkenhead Solar a ring at Drummoyne. Installed a dual setup in mine with adapters and did a great job

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