2nd Battery

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Hi People can anyone tell me if they have fitted a 2nd battery to a late model diesel triton if so where, not very much room under the bonnet Regards Robo
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Reply By: guzzi - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:27

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:27
I used one of these, http://www.sidewinder.com.au/page18a.html mounted into the tray of my rodeo when I had it.
Now mounted in the rear of an 80 series.
Not the cheapest but a good unit that can be moved vechicle to vechicle or removed when not required.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:32

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:32
Hi Guzzi, That wouldn't fit it's to big. Tritons have no room in the engine bay, only a small battery fits behind the main battery.
Andy
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Follow Up By: guzzi - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 18:04

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 18:04
Andy,
my fitup put the battery in the tub of my rodeo not in the engine bay.
I made up a cradel that held the battery above one of the wheel tubs and ran the wiring from the starting battery to the flyer.
Removes the need to shuffle things around in the engine bay and it can take a 120 amphr battery and is relocatable/removable as required.
Nice bit of kit Dereks manufactured, very versitile.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:27

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:27
Hi John, The 2nd battery sits behind the main battery. You can get a bracket from most 4WD centres, but it is a very small battery. After seeing it I didn't bother with it. They is not much room in the engine bay to put it, so you might conceder putting it in the back.
Andy
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:29

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:29
John
Have you thought about putting the 2nd battery in the tub ?
Down the tailgate end, in a plastic box, with outlets, if you have a canopy.
If you only run a tub, and you can reach in, no probs, them put it up the front of the tub.
Sidewinder.com runs an add on this forum. There is a wealth of information of how to wire everything up in the FAQ section
Cheers
Bucky
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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:38

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:38
G'day Robo,
I put 2 deep cycle batteries into the tub of my Hilux. Built them into the cupboards I made in the back & vented the section they were in.

Better battery life as its a bit cooler in the back rather than under the bonnet. Make sure you use proper battery clamp downs & avoid voltage drop by using appropriate wire size for the charging system you use. Also you can install a fusebox down there with them & run accesories from there.

Having said that if your installing it to run a winch then it's better to have it closer to your winch.
Cheers
Stu
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Reply By: gbc - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:48

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:48
Convert the existing start battery to a 15 plate deep cycle, and put a small, high quality start battery in the number 2 place. Worked a treat on my last hilux, just had to extend the leads a bit.
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Reply By: Member - bill f (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 15:21

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 15:21
Hi, Similar to the petrol Triton. I fitted one of the "Flyer" units from Sidewinder comes with all wiring & pieces & good instructions. In fact same unit 4th vehicle, now in its 5th. In the tub in the Triton, as with all vehicles. Handy for connecting fridges & lights.I added a couple of Engel outlets just for the fridges.
Easy as to install even I got it right the first time. Anderson plug from front of vehicle so can be removed to use in a remote application.
Bill
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Reply By: Battery Value Pty Ltd - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 15:42

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 15:42
Hi Robo,

would this fit behind the starting battery?
278Lx175Wx190H

cheers, Peter
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 20:46

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 20:46
Hi Peter, The max size is 150Lx120Wx 200D. The one they showed me was the size of a bike battery.
Cheers, Andy
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Reply By: John Robo - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 22:41

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 22:41
Thanks Everybody you have given me a great idea with the sidewinder setup
Regards Robo
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