Dual Battery System for Pathfinder

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:48
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I need to find someone in the Brisbane / SE Qld. area that can install a dual battery system in my 2000 Pathfinder Ti.

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Member - Moggs - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:55

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:55
Check out the forum at www.pcoa.org.au We have some club members in SE Queensland who have dual batteries. They will be able to set you on the right path.
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Reply By: Pedro14 - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 22:17

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 22:17
I am sure ARB would be able to do that.

No doubt you are looking for an under bonnet set up , and i checked with ARB down the Gold coast and they can arrange for my Landcruiser.

However, I am looking to fit a second battery(AGM) in the rear rather than under bonnet.

Does anyone know of anyone who has a suitable attachment that will bolt down to dickey seat bracket (over back wheel), for the second battery

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Follow Up By: Member - Moggs - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 23:46

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 23:46
ARB don't do a dual battery setup for the Pathy but Piranha do a tray that will take 2 small cranking batteries. They just need to take a nick out of the front guard to fit it in and turn the batteries side on. Main problem is that you can only fit 2 small batteries and it is a very expensive set up.

I ended up putting a 100 a/h AGM in a battery box in the rear of the Pathy on a shelf I made to go over the drivers side wheel well (unusable space otherwise IMO) The battery box has 2 hella outlets and a bank of 3 cigi sockets all wired through a 50 amp auto breaker. It is charged in the vehicle via a Redarc wired up with 150 amp cable to the rear, joined with an Anderson plug at the rear so that I can take the battery out when not in use or at camp. I use the AGM mainly to run the Waeco CF50 and a Versalite.I also have a hella plug on the box for use with an 80 watt solar panel (2 x 40 watt hinged) whilst camped. All up the battery set up was $650 installed which was cheaper than the Piranha solution and much higher A/H's than the small second battery they would have fitted.

In addition, I could not fit the Piranha tray in my Pathy engine bay as I have a Surflow pump for the Twine shower mounted off the existing battery tray and there is nowhere else for it to go (some mount the showers behind the Pathy bumper but I can't as I have a Sahara bar and winch on).

Just another option for you if your not committed to an under hood solution for your power needs.
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Reply By: drivesafe - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 22:17

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 22:17
Hi sandyngraham, I don’t know how close you might be to Ipswich but North Ipswich Car Electric do 4WD dual battery set ups. Give them a call on 3281 6022 and they can give you all the low down.
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:08

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:08
Meadowbrook Auto Electrics
3804 3077
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Reply By: sandyngraham - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 11:07

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 11:07
Thank you all very much for the info... seems a solution is in the offing - Regards, Graham
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