Dual Battery's ARB Type

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I'm Looking At a Dual Battery Set-up For My Paj and was wondering if anyone had any Experience with the ARB Animal? Pros and Cons would be much appreciated.Keep It On The Rough Stuff

Matt (W.A.)
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Reply By: Hedonist - Sunday, Jun 01, 2003 at 00:21

Sunday, Jun 01, 2003 at 00:21
Depends which system you are considering - the smart solenoid is a simple and relatively cheap solution. I had ARB install a simple solenoid isolated dual battery setup with a marine 'semi deep cycle' battery and am happy with the results. My usage is not that demanding though - usually a maximum of two days running a fridge, and not much else.

They did a good job on the installation - ran dedicated cables for the fridge connection and the auxilliary outlet in the cargo bay.

Cheers,
Pete
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Reply By: Andrew - Sunday, Jun 01, 2003 at 02:10

Sunday, Jun 01, 2003 at 02:10
Hey Matt

This doesn't answer your question but, Do you live around Albany WA??? Think I've seen your rig in the coles carpark??
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Reply By: roscoe - Sunday, Jun 01, 2003 at 15:09

Sunday, Jun 01, 2003 at 15:09
G'day. I too have had an ARB dual battery kit installed in my 80 series. They (ARB at St Peters, Sydney) had to move the horn, wash bottle, driving light wires, alarm and create special brackets for some of said items. They did a magnificent job. I have had no problems thus far and don't envisage any in the future. I think with the expertise and experience that ARB has, they won't do a bodgy job. Seeya, Roscoe.
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Reply By: Adam - Sunday, Jun 01, 2003 at 20:53

Sunday, Jun 01, 2003 at 20:53
The ARB system is okay as long as you use the same battery as the starting battery, if you wish to run a fridge you will require a deep cycle battery that charges differently to a starting battery which means you will require a current limting unit tnat will not dump all the current at once. good luck.
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Reply By: Matt (W.A.) - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 10:12

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 10:12
Thanks for the Great feedback, since the post I have spoken to Lee @ ARB Perth and booked it in for the Operation!

Andrew, Haven’t got down to Albany yet. Were based in the northern Suburbs of Perth.
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Matt (W.A.)
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Reply By: Sapper - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 16:08

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 16:08
Matt

I to own a Pajero. I would be interested in the details and any photos of your installation. I am only running a fridge and can get 3 days out of a 700CCA Overlander battery, however I am thinking that this will not always be the case.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 08:37

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 08:37
Sapper,
I'll see what I can do with regards to the photos; It's getting installed on the 11th of June. Send us an email address and I'll happily oblige.
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Reply By: Sapper - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 12:14

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 12:14
Matt

I can be contacted at jpritc@ozemail.com.au

Regards

John
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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2003 at 09:06

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2003 at 09:06
I'll Keep you posted.Keep It On The Rough Stuff

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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 15:46

Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 15:46
John,
Photo's have been sent via email address.Keep It On The Rough Stuff

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