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Unread 03-24-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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WK2 dual batteries

anyone fitted dual batteries to thier WK2?
Have not read much about it in the USA.
Popular option here in AUS.

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Unread 03-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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anyone fitted dual batteries to thier WK2?
Have not read much about it in the USA.
Popular option here in AUS.
What is the purpose of dual batteries? Where would one house the second battery as they is no place for it.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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What is the purpose of dual batteries? Where would one house the second battery as they is no place for it.
There can be several reasons for having dual batteries.

Most common here is for a fridge.
For safety, nothing worse than going prospecting and finding your battery has failed. No one around for hundreds of miles.
Gone fishing up that remote isolated beach, left the fridge on full of fresh fish.
Flat battery auto cant push start, no one to jump start.

Myself I have a 18lt fridge full of water.
And keep mt insulin in it.
My work takes me to remote places 3-4 hours drive between any populated areas. I mean no one to be seen anywhere.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 07:34 PM   #4
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There can be several reasons for having dual batteries.

Most common here is for a fridge.
For safety, nothing worse than going prospecting and finding your battery has failed. No one around for hundreds of miles.
Gone fishing up that remote isolated beach, left the fridge on full of fresh fish.
Flat battery auto cant push start, no one to jump start.

Myself I have a 18lt fridge full of water.
And keep mt insulin in it.
My work takes me to remote places 3-4 hours drive between any populated areas. I mean no one to be seen anywhere.
Interesting. I guess in your case it is something that is essential. Please post some pics of your setup if you get a chance.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 09:31 PM   #5
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There is another batt box under the driver seat with some kind of relay in it that could be moved for another batt.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 01:42 AM   #6
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There is another batt box under the driver seat with some kind of relay in it that could be moved for another batt.
I looked ther when at the dealer, it is more than a relay.
Looks like a control module of some sort.
lot of wasted space arround it.
Would hate to cross a stream and get that well full of water.
Would be great if someone was able to make an extention cable and move it under the back seat.

I am 600km from the dealer cant run down and look at things.

when I get mine maybe June will look at doing some thing.

My WG/WJ has the second battery in the back in a custom made enclosure with the sub woofer.

Wife will not let me do that to the new one.

landcrusers here come with a space for second battery already.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 11:47 AM   #7
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I actually got the complete set of owners manuals (paper) they offer hoping to learn more about the battery setup. I was a bit disappointed though when it didn't have very much detail. I guess I'll have to wait until the service manuals are released. I'd like to replace it eventually with a Optima Red or Blue top.
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