dual batteries

can any assist , have been told that the new age of dual battery set ups in 4wds are a "dual lithium battery" which is the size of your normal cranking battery and has two sets of terminals . but the cost is in the range of $2500-$3000??
regards chris
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Reply By: Teejay - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 21:46

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 21:46
Hi Quincy,

Lithium batteries for electric cars can cost that sort of money. Maybe the person you heard this from is talking about or is confused with them?

Ie: http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/808201/211190469-508844795/12V-110-AH-lifepo4-electric-car-battery-lithium-iron-water-scooter-battery-wheel-chair-battery.html


TJ.
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Follow Up By: quincy - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 06:20

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 06:20
hi teejay, it was an actual nissan dealer in darwin who was telling me as there fitting them into the new patrol, apprently someone from brisbane is fitting them. though it strange too.
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Follow Up By: Teejay - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 16:58

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 16:58
Very interesting. After a bit of a Google around that price would seem to be somewhere around right . My first thoughts are that it's a lot of added cost on a new car but if you've 90ish grand for a new Patrol that might not worry you too much.
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Follow Up By: quincy - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 18:49

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 18:49
teejay, actually looking at the new jeep grand.. not the nissan! but same dealer , same money though.
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Reply By: Member - Allan K (NT) - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 07:43

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 07:43
Hi Chris,
There's hardly room under the bonnet for a button battery these days. Given that batteries are disposable items with limited lifespans, it makes for an expensive setup. I wonder if any of the manufactures will ever design dual batteries into their vehicles? Same could be said for proper recovery points and under body protection not made of plastic or alfoil.
Cheers, AllanK
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Follow Up By: quincy - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 18:51

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 18:51
allan, 1 % of the world market wants dual batteries....which is probably all in the NT. see you out in the wild nothern territory soon.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 10:56

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 10:56
It is fantastic technology and the way of the future.
Have a read here:
http://www.campertrailers.org/lithium_batteries.htm
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Follow Up By: quincy - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 18:56

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 18:56
thanx phil, good link. sounds like it can happen it will come down to the cost for install etc. thanx quincy
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 19:16

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 19:16
Phil,
thanks for the link. Guess it will be the new way we do things.
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Follow Up By: Holden4th - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 19:16

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 19:16
I've always wanted dual batteries but have never bothered to set them up.
On my trip from the Gold Coast to Perth and back I took two Waeco RAPS 36 batteries with me and they did the job superbly. Every night I ran my fridge off one battery and charged it up the next day while driving. That night I used the second battery and did likewise. After running my Engel on battery each night cold enough to keep the food at the bottom frozen and the stuff at the top cold I never had any issues.

I was told that I couldn't run my Engel and the battery while driving. I don't know who said my Patrol couldn't do it but they were wrong. I also took a small 7 stage charger with me and when I had a power supply overnight I charged one of the batteries off this.

Yes, I'd love a dual battery but this works really well and I don't run the risk of flattening my starter battery.
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Follow Up By: brad1972 - Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 20:20

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 20:20
I don't know about you guys but the good doctor "Goodenough" sounds a little dodgy to me.
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