Droppy's Slowly getting there

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Droppy's Slowly getting there

Postby Dropbear92 on Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:17 +0000

G'day All,
Finally finished installing my dual battery system after many months of "I'll do it next weekend" and procrastination of the sorts.
The ARB battery tray was a breeze to install, the Trailer controller thingo didn't really fit anywhere on it tho, hence the wedged it where it is.
Ended up using a PROJECTA DBC150, didn't have a need for the fancy stuff the expensive options offer.
100 amp circuit breaker out of main battery to controller.
I've run power into the cabin to run a VHF and permanent powered usb charger and a battery meter (both Solidkit products thanks to fellow members suggestions prior!!)
When I eventually set-up the tub, ill run power to there with plugs to run fridge and lighting etc.

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Power cable goes into cabin through this grommet.
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Comes out behind the glove box, and runs to a here, where i can connect anything into it, Its Breakered at the dual battery as i said for 30A, so if anything were to go wrong and or short, it'll trip and not do any damage. Sits in nicely behind that panel.
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The Usb, VHF and battery monitor are hooked in here, battery monitor also picks up main battery from the 12v outlet, so it only shows when ignition is on.
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Thanks for the advice I've received so far on here, this is the first time I've done anything really like this.
I'm sure there will be more sort for in the future!
ps, how slow is photobucket, any other sites better for pics?

Droppy.
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Re: Droppy's Slowly getting there

Postby TOYZX on Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:28 +0000

Nice one mate! If ya Unbolt ya main battery ya can slip the trailer relay box between the guard and the battery and screw it to the guard. The arb instructions leave that bit out!
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Re: Droppy's Slowly getting there

Postby Dropbear92 on Sat, 05 Mar 2016 11:21 +0000

Ah cheers for the Toyzx, Next time I have the main battery out ill try and remember to do that! works were it is for the moment, its held in place on the original bracket, wedged under the plate well.
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Re: Droppy's Slowly getting there

Postby Dropbear92 on Sat, 29 Dec 2018 8:52 +0000

Bit of an update - given its been over 2 years of not a lot of progress, finally pulled my finger out.
Converted the tub to a tray for work, run power into the new toolboxes to feed an inverter that i can use to charge my batteries etc. Led lights in both toolboxes gull-wing doors, Anderson plug at the rear. Taken a bit of prep work, but we did the full conversion on the weekend before Christmas, extra wiring on the days proceeding it.

- Genuine Toyota tray, single cab converted down to suit dual cab,
- Magnum MFG toolboxes, 1400x 505 White Powder coated, Drivers side open with a shelf, Passenger side -draws as shown
- Led ADR approved taillights
- 12v system in passenger toolbox, LED lights in each toolbox on the gullwing. All controlled via the switch panel (drivers lights controlled on drivers gullwing)
-12v - 240v 600w Inverter

Going to have to get an extra leaf added as a temp fix i think, until i get suspension done all round.

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