76 series wagon 2013/14 vintage feedback dc-dc chargers etc

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It would be nice to have some up-to-date comments on the 70 series cruisers.
does any one have any experience with Cteck dc-dc chargers with the modern alternators. I understand that the 200 series has some "intelligence". does the 70 series use the same technology
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 21:53

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 21:53
In use a Redarc 12/40 BCDC on my 2013 78 Series.
Works perfectly with the cars charging system.

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Follow Up By: grey yesmad - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 22:15

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 22:15
I had seen on a blog somewhere, perhaps a caravan site that the 200 series alternator had a variable output to improve engine efficiency/green targets. I think the article was aimed more at needing smart isolator systems rather than the old solenoid type. cteck/redarc dcdc should be fine but just wanted a auto electrician tech opinion

Where does one fit a 2nd battery in the latest 70 series models. abs on 1 side, ems on the other
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 22:47

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 22:47
ARB & Piranha to name but two make duel battery mounting kits for under bonnet mounting. You have to move the ABS stuff.

I mounted two 120 amp/h AGM batteries in the rear of my Troopy either side of my Black Widow drawer system along with the DC/DC charger.
All nice and dry out of the crap.

You could ask or search for your query on LCOOL, it's one of the very best technical sites for all things Landcruiser you would ever want to know.

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 06:43

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 06:43
I have the same year model 79 and I use the Ctek version and are happy with the setup
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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 22:28

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 22:28
Probably best directing a specific alternator related enquiry to the experts at Toyota although from my experience asking them alternator questions, they are using a straight Denso product and any refined trickery comes from components other than the alternator (again, I'm no expert and my questions related to upping the stator to provide higher output). I'll be the first to confess that I don't understand the intricacies of the electrical system totally but I do know what works in a 70 series as per the attached link.

Building a 12 volt power system for your 4x4

There are a couple of EO members who are driving the 200 and who also know their way around the ethereal world of DC electrics. Hopefully they'll be along soon.

Ctek, can't help you. Buy Australian where I can.

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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 06:49

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 06:49
I set up a ctek 250 last week in a mates 200 Sahara. Yes, it needed the ignition relay to compensate for the smart charge system. This may however lead you further up the garden path because of the almost certain differences between the two models. I cannot imagine Toyota putting that system in the 70, but I've also been wrong before....
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