REDARC update

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 19:56
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Here is the story so far:

1/ Contacted REDARC via E-mail, got a repsonse within 10 minutes, Anthony recommended two auto sparky's within the area I asked.
2/ First one out on a call, went round corner to second one.
3/ Had a unit in stock, took out of red box to make sure it was the correct one
4/ Handed over my $140, (I know may-be a bit dearer than previously quoted here but for service and piece of mind wasn't going to argue. EBAY up to $147 plus $15 postage), sparky said he had fitted a few to all kinds of machinery.
5/ After quick phone call's, picked up an ARB, (Black powdercoat, not plated bright like the piranha ones), dealer said they are better quality and they use whenever possible, $88. Was quoted up to $132 elsewhere for other brands
6/ Come home to plan installation
7/ One happy camper!
Thanks to all for the advise
Just as a follow-up, looked over the dealers shoulder at prices, complete kit $539. Lots of money to be saved here, have only spent $228 so far, plus battery and leads
Thanks again
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Reply By: Moose - Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 14:26

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 14:26
Yep Redarc are certainly customer friendly. I'd asked a question of them by email a couple of weeks ago, got a quick response including a stack of local stockists and today I got a follow-up email making sure I'd been looked after. That's amazing service.
On another matter - what did you pick up from ARB?
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Follow Up By: tim - Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 14:56

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 14:56
I am guessing it is a battery holder
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Follow Up By: rolande- Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 22:22

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 22:22
Yeah, sorry 'bout that. In the exitement brain was working quicker than fingers. I priced a few battery trays from different suppliers, others noted they had bought ARB and local stockist agreed they were better quality than Pirahna, (without prompting), as stated ARB $88, others upwards of this to $132

P.S. REDARC have promised to send out a wiring chart from their techs' for my particular application, gratis. Now upgraded to wonderful service.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 10:07

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 10:07
Same arrangement I have on my Patrol and same amazement at the battery tray price from ARB, good quality tooIf you hold your heart and focus,
you will end up holding your dream
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Follow Up By: rolande- Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 18:30

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 18:30
What batteries do you use. A lot I have read use Exide Extreme, one auto sparky said he had been using YUASA for years and never had a problem, size, tech specs, price etc would be most appreciated, if that's O.K. with you. Happy with result? What would you do differently next time?
Just looking to cover anything I hadn't thought of, thanks
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 18:15

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 18:15
Rolande, I got the battery for nothing, same as my starting battery, so no info for you there. That said, Yuasa and Exide are both extremely good batteries, I would be looking for something around 100-110a-h in a deep cycle job. There has been a battery comparo in 4x4 or 4WD Monthly in the past 12 months or so, if you give them a call I am sure that they could advise which edition. If I can find it I'll let you know what got the gong!

I did all the wiring/terminations myself and it turned out great, only thing I'd do beforehand is get a good multimeter BEFORE you call Redarc to tell them that their relay is not cutting out till 10v, funny hoe a new miltimeter fixed that problem once they told be that I would have to send it back to Melb to get it checked. Der!Life ISN'T like a box of's more like a jar of jalapenos.
What you do today, might burn your bum tomorrow."
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Follow Up By: rolande- Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:08

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:08
thanks for taking the time to reply, I'll remember the multimeter too!
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