24V Cruiser import

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 10:15
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A mate of mine is importing a 60 series cruiser from japan, (Sahara, Hi Top, 124,000 Turbo diesel, factory diff locks, PTO, all factory options etc etc) thing is they are a 24V vehicle. He will need to do some work so he can run his 12V toys, (engel fridge, Air compressor, CD player) so I am assuming some degree of electrical trickery is going to be required. Has anyone had any experience with these??? or any suggestions as to what he will need to do???

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Reply By: Peter S - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 11:42

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 11:42
Newer Engels run on 24 v

You can buy a 24-12v converter See Supercheap etc Depends on the current rating
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Reply By: Dion - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 14:11

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 14:11
even as a 24V system, this will consist of two 12V batteries in series. Wire in direct lines to the pos and neg of one battery only and you have the 12V you are looking for. As for the Engel, if it can take 24V as well as 12V, run it from 24V as it will run more effeciently, ie draw less current.


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Reply By: Bob Y. - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 14:40

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 14:40
Geoff, Dick Smith and jaycar have 24 - 12V converters, too. Jaycar have at least 3 types:
AA-0266 3amp......$26.95
MP-3062 8 amp.......$78.95
MP-3067 25amp.....$179.00

The other suggestions might be cheaper, and more versatile, hook into one 12v battery, into terminal/fuse block, via a relay to switch off "toys" with ign. Each toy would have its own fuse in an easy to access point under bonnet. Good point about Engel on 24v, more efficient.

Won't it have a pretty good radio in it? Suppose mate wants the discs too. Hooroo...
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Reply By: Flash - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 13:09

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 13:09
Plus any frig with a Danfoss compressor will run 24volt too- be carefull if running on one of the two batteries as it will run one down which willnot recharge properly
I hope he's getting it cheap- as it will be a real tin of worms anytime he has electrical probs.(no parts etc.)
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Reply By: Member - Jim - Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 19:19

Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 19:19
Don't take 12V from one of the batteries, it ends up stuffing the battery.
Do it once and do it right, use a 24 to 12v power supply, and buy the biggest available, that way you are not limited in the future.

If you doubt this advice ask anyone with a 24v boat.

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