Dual Battey

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 17:56
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Hi, has anyone fitted a backup battery in a Jeep Cherokee XJS (1997)? If so where did you put it? I have been given conflicting information from specialist suppliers/fitters. I have been told that it will fit under the bonnet, but then I have also been told that because the Jeeps run a bit hot the battery cooks and will not last more than twelve months. Any positive comments will be appreciated.

Rick.
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Reply By: Jim from Best Off Road - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 21:07

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 21:07
Where are you located Rick?

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Follow Up By: Rickb - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:51

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:51
Hi Jim, I am in Brisbane on the north side. Just to clarify things for Mr Mainey (wa) the battery is needed to run a fridge/freezer. I would suspect that because of the positioning of the cranking battery and the ventilation ducting this battery is fine.
Thanks Rick
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Follow Up By: Jim from Best Off Road - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 11:57

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 11:57
Go and see Derek from ABR, see reply below.

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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 16:02

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 16:02
Rick,
I was under the (obviously wrong) impression and thought it was a second or a "back-up" battery, something that actually 'backs up' another or the original battery, as you posted-> ""fit a BACKUP battery in a Jeep Cherokee""

A battery specifically to run a fridge would be better placed near the fridge and if it's in the back of the Jeep use an AGM battery in a battery box.

No problem with any gas leakage and won't spill even when laid on it's side, they charge much FASTER than a wetcell battery and can be safely discharged further and more often too.

Mainey . . .
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Reply By: Mainey (wa) - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 22:39

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 22:39
Rick, -> "a backup battery in a Jeep Cherokee XJS"

. . . . it's a "back-up" for what . . . the Cranking battery ?

Did you ask them why the original Cranking battery did not "cook" ?

Mainey. . .
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Follow Up By: Rickb - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:52

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:52
Thanks Mainey
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 23:22

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 23:22
Hi Rick

I would tend to agree with the heat issue in the Jeep. The battery needs to be mounted where there is not much cool air flow. The bonnets are already very cluttered and I would recommend mounting a battery pack or FLYER in the cargo area.





Regards

Derek.
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 12:09

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 12:09
Hi Rick

I just found this website.

Will give you some great ideas. Scroll down to his battery section.

Jeep-Mods

Regards

Derek.
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