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Submitted: Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 21:02
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hi all
just trying to get the feeling of others on whether or not i should put a proper electronic dual battery control sysem in my new gu patrol or can i stick to my simple share the power thru a solenoid dual battery system
if the power is properly fused at second battery there should be no hiccups to get back to main power system
i would be running an outlet for fridge own fuse, outlet for invertor, power for phone and uhf radio ,power for 12v supply to plug for caravan from battery all with there own fuses have had this system in gq for 3 years and had no problems but am unsure with 4.2l gu diesel and its power system
thank you steve89 nissan looking foward to august and more travelling
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Reply By: Eric - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:09

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:09
Gob.
Stick with the relay it works well. Eric.
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Reply By: mrdesmo - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 00:35

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 00:35
I've been using a Sure Power smart solenoid for the last few years...works a treat and so far reliable. Get 'em from ARB...here's some info:

http://www.arb.com.au/arb_dual%20battery%20systems.htm
http://www.surepower.com/Products/batsep.asp
http://www.surepower.com/Support/tbulletins.asp (download 180074)

It also has the function to jump start your car if for example you leave your headlights on and flatten your main battery. Just a matter of running an extra couple of wires...its all in the instructions.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 01:15

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 01:15
I am a solenoid user however I am about to install a Redarc smart solenoid system. This unit may become available in the Adventure Shop when we get back from the Canning. We will let you know what we think and find using this unit on our trip.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Always working, not enough travelling ;-)
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Reply By: stevesub - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 07:52

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 07:52
Our Troopy came with a solenoid system and works fine - I have no reason to change it.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 11:00

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 11:00
After tonnes of research and advice from real experts and consulting with Nissan, we stuck with a solenoid system in our GU. Previously had solenoid systems in "electronic" 4WD with no problems. Only thing we did was have the sparky install a diode across the solenoid terminals to absorb any spikes. This little safety measure will cost you about $10 unless you have a nice sparky like us who'll do it gratas.

Our needs are similar to yours with outlet for fridge, anderson plug to charge battery in campertrailer etc...

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Reply By: Phil Jackson - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 12:38

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 12:38
I had a solenoid fitted on advice by autoelectrician on my 3 month old GU
Alternator and sometype control box blew up and GU stopped
Nissan would not warranty the job
Autoelectrician ended up paying for the repairs by Nissan dealership $1672
Took three months and consumer affairs to get autoelectrician to pay
Nissan dealership took out solenoid fitted a Redarc thing for $195
Mate just bought one from a guy last week on Overlander forum who sells with postage for $120
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 19:26

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 19:26
I have the Piranha system in mine, love it, right price, fool proof to install, and the main thing...

it works. Took 2 hours to fit, inc going to get the battery!

Id go another one no problems.
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Follow Up By: GOB member vic - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 20:19

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 20:19
thanks for all the replies have had the system set up for 5 yrs in gq wiyh no problems but pick up new car monday and just worried about electroncs but as long as new system is hooked to battery i cant see a problem so we will try the solenoid and see .is there an address where i can see info on redarc system
steve
ps will also price piranha system 89 nissan looking foward to august and more travelling
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 00:35

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 00:35
You can see Redarc in the business search engine under 4WD Accessory/Parts, or simply enter Redarc as the search keyword.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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