Wiring

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 19:49
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Hi all,

Is the std wiring to the back power sockets in the std 2000model 100 series diesel up to running a fridge or do I have to upgrade to 6mm2.

Thanks
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Reply By: Roachie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:16

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:16
Bernie,
Definitely go the 6mm......
I don't know for sure, but I'd be pretty confident that the existing wiring would be bloody thin.
Roachie
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Reply By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:16

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:16
Don't know Bernie, but for the sake of $50.00 I had mine re wired. Have had no hassles.
Cheers Peter
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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 23:41

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 23:41
Bernie. The wiring will opperate the fridge but would probably lose as much as 1/2 a volt in line loss meaning even when the battery has 12.1 Volts, the fridge only see's 11.6 so will turn it'self off. Would lose a fair bit of running time.
As it's a fair way to the back of a 100 series, I ran 10mm twin & with less than .15 volt drop it runs well. I left the standard plug to charge the Maglite. Craig...................
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Reply By: tessa_51 - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:41

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:41
Bernie
I've been running my Engel 30l from the rearsocket in my 2000 Prado for over 3 years and never had a problem. No extra battery, re-wire or anything. Why don't you give it a go at home and see what happens.

Tessa
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Reply By: Member - Dave (Pilbara) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 15:20

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 15:20
Ive been running my 6ol Engel on several long trips with no problems.I often run it on freeze still no problems. I have a parana battery system which charges the camper battery.I switch the rear socket over with a relay when the engine is not running to draw from the second battery in the camper. (runs off the cranking batterys when the engines running.)So when running off the second battery that means the wiring runns through 12mm wire from the camper to the engine compartment then through the original wiring back to the rear socket.
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