Dual Batterty in Patrol 3.0TD

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 11:44
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Gidday all,

I recently had a dual battery system installed in the Patrol. The purpose made area for it is near the turbo and I am a little concerned about the heat that the battery is exposed to. Is it worth putting a box around the battery to protect it (or perhaps wll it work the other way and hold in the heat), or am I worrying about nothing, is it normal the way mine has been set up. I have been assured by the auto sparky that thats the way everyone puts them in, he has even spoken to TJM, ORE and ARB.

Any comments

Thanks Mick
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Reply By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 12:32

Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 12:32

I have the same car with an ARB dual battery set-up since mid last year. No probs at all to date.
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Reply By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 17:25

Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 17:25
stop worrying, there is enough air circulation when moving and when standing still, any heat will rise and find it's own way out, imagine how hot it gets under the bonnet on a scorcher of a day parked out in the sun, your starter battery handles this ok, so will this one.
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Reply By: Shep - Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 20:07

Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 20:07
Mick , I brought a stainless steel job that has a s/s sides that protect the battery from 4wd warehouse Kings park ( NSW) works good. These 4wd warehouse outlets are listed inthe 4wd mothly mag
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Reply By: rors101 - Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 23:46

Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 23:46
Insulation is highly recomended!!
Feel how hot the battery gets after a decent run - it is only 30cms or so from the turbo.
I put some foil faced insulation bat on the turbo side to stop the battery from heating up - it still gets warm but not hot.
If only i did this prior to my last cape trip - i probably wouldn't have acid splatters from the battery boiling.
The starter battery has a plastic gard that ducts cool air and so should the aux battery IMHO.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeffrey - Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 10:24

Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 10:24
Hi rors101,
Keep it as cool as posible,heat is a killer in batterys...but if they tell you that, there not going to sell as many!!!!!
All The Best In Health And Wealth
Jeffrey ( AKA JD)
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