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Dual Battery Setups! Let's see them! Multiple Batteries Thread!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MJonaGS32, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Nov 12, 2013 at 5:58 AM
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    I used the blueseas it is only like $130ish and works great. Isolates when the truck is off, and connects when the truck is on. Flip a switch and either connect or isolate....very nice! I also used a Columbia Overland Battery box designed for Odyssy Batteries. I used DieHard Platnium GP 35 Batteries instead.

    http://www.bluesea.com/products/7622..._-_12V_DC_500A


    http://www.columbiaoverland.com/product/toyota-tacoma-2nd-generation-2005-current-dual-battery-tray

    http://www.sears.com/diehard-platinum-automotive-battery-group-size-35-price/p-02850035000P

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  2. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    Where did you find that Blue Sea 7622 for $130? I cant find it anywhere.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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    Have you tried Amazon or West Marine?

    I looked the other day and it was cheaper on Amazon than it is right now.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    great video explaining big 3
    Im actually working on getting a group buy set up for a big 3+ winch kit and a big 3+ battery relocation kit with only the best wire :) . Should make life allot easier.

    The funny things, there is nothing complicated here:
    GET a second battery,
    do big 3
    get a quality battery isolator
    DONE!

    you dont need all these fancy monitors and such.
    IF your worried about your voltage get 2 cheap dash mounted meters.
    Besides, if your truck is off- the isolator wont allow your starting battery to drain down from use if wired to your secondary battery.
     
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  5. Nov 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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    Yes, no go on West Marine. Not listed on their site so special order only - Meaning boned at retail pricing.

    Amazon has them @167.18
     
  6. Nov 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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    manethon, you miss the point of what some of the 'monitors' actually do. not just voltage and such, but allows you to self jump if the need arises.

    The Blue Sea setup is what I like the best so far. Over my current setup that is.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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  8. Nov 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    Oh I perfectly understood,
    If some one would like to spend the extra coin for that ability that's great to have.
     
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    These are oldies, but goodies. I went with a Solenoid vs a Smart Solenoid initially. So now I am making the appropriate adjustments to my system.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    On another note, I love the setup of this shop in the videos. Seems to be a REAL off road shop vs the couple local to me./ They are more focused on REAL off roading. Local seem to be more focused on the AV (stereos, speakers, screens, TV) aspect.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    Most people end up with a Dual Battery system of some sorts. The National Luna system is NICE but has a HUGE paddle dongle to monitor it all. What if it was all contained in a switch? Similar to all the others we get and install. No more worrying about placement, just put it in a switch opening.

    Basing this off the Blue Sea ACR - Automatic Charging Relay, and the SPDT Switch. Then integrating the National Luna type tech and dual voltage gauges into it. The oiezio alarm would be in there also.

    Whatcha think?

    Here is the basic Idea/ My Theory ->

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  16. Dec 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    That is genius! I love this concept! Almost looks like it belongs there!
     
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    Love teh switch..don't love the ACR. only 65 amps continuous rated..thats super weak for a second battery system..my alternator puts out 140 amps..

    Winching would fuck that little thing up.

    i bet you could wire the blue sea switch to the national luma solenoid though..
     
  18. Dec 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    :confused: ACR is 500 amps continuous....

    http://www.bluesea.com/products/7620/ML-ACR_Automatic_Charging_Relay_-_12V_DC_500A
     
  19. Dec 7, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    yea sorry :p was looking at the entirely wrong setup...don't mind me
     
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