Dual Battery systems

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 00:28
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I am going to install a twin battery setup in my GU Patrol. I am considering either the Piranha or the ARB setup. Can someone please advise which is the best in terms of quality and durability, or any alternate brands available??
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 00:31

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 00:31
Rotronics have an option! cheaper too.

there are lots if you search the archives.

I have the Piranha system in my GQ, and wouldnt have anything else.

Controls on the dash to tell me what the batteries are doing..
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Follow Up By: Johnad - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 12:19

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 12:19
which battery do you use?
im trying to decide between Century (yuasa) or exide
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Reply By: Rod - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 10:16

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 10:16
Bulletproof + After Sales Service = Rotronics

I'm a happy customer
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Reply By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 13:45

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 13:45
if your not doing a lot of camping for a lot of nights a lot of times just use a $40 solenoid set up had mine 12 months now about 6 weeks camping not a problem at all.looking foward to easter at jamieson
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 15:00

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 15:00
Hi Johnad,

After literally months of research looking at ARB, Pirahna, Rotronics and TJM installed Megastores battery management system and talking to Nissan and several auto sparkys we went for a straight solenoid set-up in our GU. We're not doing anything fancy, just running an Engel fridge and some lights for max 2 nights stay without running the vehicle.

Our heads were spinning with all the advice we got from other 4Wdrivers and salesmen and all will tell you their system is better than the next. Quotes ranged from nearly $1000 to $350. In the end, our decision was based on past experience...our previous 2 vehicles had solenoid set-ups that never left us wanting for more so in the end, that was what guided our decision.

Heading off for 10 days over Easter which will be our first real test but trials at home so far have been great.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &

Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Johnad - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 17:28

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 17:28
Melissa, thanks for the great advice. I have just contacted my auto sparky and he recommends the simple system, nothing fancy. Your setup looks great too, how do you insert photos on the website. Do you love your GU like I love mine????? They are a great vehicle!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 17:37

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 17:37
Hi Johnad,

Glad to be of help. Yes I LOVE our GU too. They're a real swanky wagon aren't they!?

Re: pictures on the web. First step is you need to be a member. To join go to Members menu tab at top of page, then select Membership Application. Once you've done that you can set-up a "My Profile" and "My Rig" which will enable you to upload a description of your rig, 2 photo's and a signature.

Enjoy!

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &

Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 22:11

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 22:11
yeh there not bad at trying to sell you expensive set ups are they.i use a $40 repco solonoid heavy wire and no problems saved about $300-900looking foward to easter at jamieson
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Reply By: OzyTravelingAussie - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 00:15

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 00:15
Johnad, I use an electronic battery isolator from Piranha, it eliminates electronic spike hassles, can highly recomend them, fit and forget without any problems as they are made to Aussie Army specs, I believe they are the best available, so do the Army....
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