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The NorthStar AGM Battery + Voltage Booster Upgrade

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by crashnburn80, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. May 11, 2022 at 1:05 PM
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    LOL! It says it’s a 4pack! LOL! Still it’s $9/each vs your $4.
     
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  2. May 11, 2022 at 1:07 PM
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    Spares or better yet, trade em for beer
     
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    In fairness, the one SHIPPED by Amazon isn't SOLD BY Amazon. It's sold by a third party, which frequently means ridiculous markups and/or shipping charges.

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  4. May 11, 2022 at 1:55 PM
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    Might have to try this. Should have just ordered a damn HKB last year lol
     
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  5. May 11, 2022 at 7:05 PM
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    I assume the first gen doesn’t have a “smart” alternator (may have missed info on first gens). I ran an Optima yellow top in a Suzuki Samurai for at least 5 years, then moved it to my 2003 where I got another 7 years out of it. Still had enough poop left to jump start a guy’s early ‘70s Ford V8. Gave it to him (I had just moved it to secondary battery). He and his girlfriend had a dead battery in the mountains near Glacier NP. They said they hadn’t seen a sole for hours!
     
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    Hah, bit by terminal location. Rats

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  7. Jun 23, 2022 at 4:14 AM
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    I hate it when this kind of oops happens! A good reminder for me to watch for when I eventually get an AGM starter battery.
    Guess it’s time to upgrade the cable?
     
  8. Jun 23, 2022 at 4:50 AM
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    I recently upgraded my stock 27f to the X2 AGM 27f, did the big 3 upgrade and cleaned up all of my under hood wiring. Im only just now seeing that I should have one of these HKB fuses. Maybe a long shot but does anyone have one they cant use that theyre looking to get rid of before I just preorder one? I assume the mk2 and mk3 will both work in an 06 Tacoma?
     
  9. Jun 23, 2022 at 7:00 AM
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    Yeah both work in 2G. I pre-ordered 2. Bought an mk2 for my tundra, realized it wouldn’t work as I needed a mini so I bought two mk3’s and sold that mk2. MK3 working great in the Tundra and going dual battery in the 3G so I got that 27 for the 2G and now I need another mk2 or MK3 but I sent my 2nd MK3 to crash already. So I pre-ordered one of each. I made a quick diode in an add a fuse for now.

    Looks like they pulled the wrong battery for me so I’ll go back and haggle. My paperwork says 27F and the image shows opposite terminal polarity.
     
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  10. Jun 23, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    Am I probably good just driving the truck while I wait for the voltage booster? Ive already been doing so for maybe a month
     
  11. Jun 23, 2022 at 7:10 AM
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    I’ve run an optima 35 in my 3G for 2 years without any voltage boosting. It all works. Just maybe not getting the max value out of the AGM but sometimes the circumstances make that difficult. I’m swapping in the lead acid for the starter battery because doing an AGM tune is just one more step I don’t want to deal with yet.

    TLDR, you’ll be fine. And those hkb’s are great. If you are able to top off with a charger, consider that. Or a diode.
     
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  12. Jun 23, 2022 at 7:14 AM
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    ahh ok. Ill just order the HKB booster and wait... gd prison colony
     
  13. Jun 25, 2022 at 12:15 AM
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    So "pre-ordered" mine on 6/5. It arrived today. Totally out of the blue. Figured it would be a worthwhile data point for some people waiting for theirs.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2022 at 11:56 AM
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    That’s a pretty quick delivery considering it came in from OZ. IIRC I waited well over a month before my voltage booster showed up.
     
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