Daul Battery Setup on a NIssan Navara

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:27
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Hi All,

I have just brought a Nissan Navara 2002 model 3lt D ST-R and was wondering if anyone knows or has done a dual battery setup?

Not sure where you would put a second one that all,

Any Help would be great

Steve
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Reply By: David Au - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:44

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:44
EEEEEEerrrrr you don't really want an answer do you!!!

Have you considered using the SEARCH feature and looking back through all the previous posts
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Follow Up By: TOB - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:15

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:15
it took you more time to write a crappy followup than answer the question
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 21:25

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 21:25
Steve,

I'll try a sensible response.

If you haven't got room under the bonnet, you can locate one in the tray, wired with thick cable under the chassis to an isolator under the bonnet. Gives you a portable power supply as well as an auxillary batt.

If you need more information, please ask, I'll be happy to help.

Cheers,

Jim
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Reply By: Stephen NSW - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 21:34

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 21:34
Thanks Jim i thought that might be the case or maybe even moving the Air filter to another spot then i could fit an ARB battery case , but i think thats the best bet what you have said.

Thanks for your help Jim

if i need more info i will contact you

cheers to all of you

steve
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Reply By: Phils - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 21:52

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 21:52
G'day Stephen,
My business partner had one installed under the hood on a 2002 model.
No real modifcation needed. He had an optima 70amp battery installed on the left hand side up near the firewall. The only thing moved was the black tubing for the air cond (I think, could be for something else). It was just bent around slightly.
I could take a photo and send it if you wanted.
Hope this helps,
Phil
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Reply By: Stephen NSW - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 21:54

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 21:54
Thanks mate if you could take a photo that would be great .

send it to stpt@tpg.com.au

Cheers

Stephen
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 22:07

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 22:07
i will take a pic tommorow of my setup slightly modified but after i brought a tjm (i think) which stated a 9 or 10 inch battery could be used i found out the height wouldnt allow most dcm27 batteries because of the height especially if the battery tray is used as the rear passenger side under bonnet (using a fuel filter relocation).
so i wasted 90 trying to fit a 10 inch battery as these hold at least 73 ah as opposed to 27 ah 9 inch battery!
either get the 10 inch version for a tight squeeze in the front passenger side under bonnet by moving the pre filter (this was done for snorkel anyway) or get a cheap tray from supa cheap and reinforce it .
this way keeps the battery away from the majority of exhaust heat and maintains a fair air flow also.
failing that as every one else says run some cable to rear tray design in a marine box which worked fine for me for 18 months .
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Reply By: rash - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 14:30

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 14:30
Hi Steve
Yes i have fitted a dual batt system to my 2002 Navara.........however with some modification
Re Phils mod i don't see how you can fit a batt where he suggests without shifting the fuel filter
Here's what i did
1. You have to first fit a snorkel.........this releases space between the front of vehicle & the air filter
2. You can now relocate the fuel filter to this newly created space
3. A optima 55amp batt (yellow) will now fit ON IT'S SIDE where the fuel filter used to be
4. I also used a MANUAL "Hersey Switch" to control charge to either batt

You will course have to make up a plate for the batt and extend fuel lines.........i found that you could utilise some existing stud holes

P.S. If setting up manual switching system make sure all your NEGATIVES go to the switch which includes NEGATIVE to vehicle........IMPORTANT.....DO NOT ATTACH NEGATIVE TO MOTOR........IT MUST GO TO BODY......i attached mine up front where the alternator earth attaches to body......ALSO DON'T FORGET TO DISSCONNECT EXISTING EARTH FROM CRANKING BATT & HOOK UP POS TO POS ON THE 2 BATTS

Hope this is of some assistance Steve

Rash
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Follow Up By: HILLI - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 15:06

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 15:06
G'day Rash,

I'm thinking of doing the same , some photo's would be great.
hilli@netspace.net.au

Thanks Hilli
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Follow Up By: rash - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 16:10

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 16:10
Hi Hilli
Will see what i can do.........will have to borrow a digital camera then will e'mail you

Regards Rash
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Follow Up By: Phils - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:48

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:48
Rash,
Your right the fuel filter had to be moved, not air con pipes as I said.
No need to put the battery on its side and no need for a snorkel.
A 55amp optima will fit straight in.
I have sent the photos to Steve.
Phil
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