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    Default Re: Amarok Dual Battery System

    Quote Originally Posted by deanversfeld View Post
    Great thanks for the feedback.

    So to confirm, as standard setup, Im going to
    1. Plug in male cigarette connected to red brad harris plug
    2. Plug in red brad harris into NL box initiating DC to DC charge
    3. System live when car is running and pulling 14.2V+


    What happens with the car is off or just ignition on but not pulling the required volts to charge, does the box just not try draw power?
    You are 100% correct regarding your steps...

    Ignition off means that your sockets will not have power.
    Newer models (late 2016 +) has permanent power to the aux sockets, but the power will be shut off when battery drains to a pre-determined level. You will not be able to run the vehicle battery flat, given that you use the standard wiring.
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    Default Re: Amarok Dual Battery System

    Thanks Jono, going to hook it all up this morning.
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    Working like a bomb, have the battery charging out the socket and have the fridge going.

    Bought another snomaster male cigarette socket lead for my fridge...then cut the lead 20cms behind the male cigarette and added on another 80cm of 6mm wire onto a red harris for the DC to DC charging into my NL box. Then took the other half of the fridge cable and added a grey harris plug as a backup/extra for running the fridge.

    Nice thing for me is being able to charge the NL box from the back bin or inside the bakkie, just need a 120W socket and have the bakkie running.
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    Default Re: Amarok Dual Battery System

    Quote Originally Posted by deanversfeld View Post
    Working like a bomb, have the battery charging out the socket and have the fridge going.

    Bought another snomaster male cigarette socket lead for my fridge...then cut the lead 20cms behind the male cigarette and added on another 80cm of 6mm wire onto a red harris for the DC to DC charging into my NL box. Then took the other half of the fridge cable and added a grey harris plug as a backup/extra for running the fridge.

    Nice thing for me is being able to charge the NL box from the back bin or inside the bakkie, just need a 120W socket and have the bakkie running.
    Dean, you will have trouble the moment that fridge starts getting hot. I did the same on my Amarok but eventually just did a proper wiring of 16mm2 cables to the double battery. That 12v system just doesn’t cut it. Yes, it works to carry the fridge but it just doesn’t charge the battery
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    Default Re: Amarok Dual Battery System

    Dean, my experience with the plugs, cigarette or Brad Harrison is that they shake loose on a trip, the rest of the luggage moves and eventually touches and dislodges the plugs going into box (from your sig. lighter plug) and going into the side of battery pack. Cause chaos, blows fuses and more.

    On the photo you can see that I had my "in" and "out" of battery pack moved directly inside the NL box (thus still connected to charger and fuses system). Now when connected, I secure plugs with isolation tape, no worries. You will also see my solar power regulator that feeds battery pack when we are stationary. Enjoy your battery pack and the freedom it brings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    Dean, you will have trouble the moment that fridge starts getting hot. I did the same on my Amarok but eventually just did a proper wiring of 16mm2 cables to the double battery. That 12v system just doesn’t cut it. Yes, it works to carry the fridge but it just doesn’t charge the battery
    Im going to put the fridge (set at -1) and the battery in the back and drive around to and from work to see how much the battery gets charged. Im expecting the results to be not so great as its 30-40 mins each way which wont be enough charging time, but its stats on the system none the less.

    Out of interest Nys, where in the load bin did you bring the cables in?
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    Where in the bin do you pull the power cable from the front battery through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PvA123 View Post
    Where in the bin do you pull the power cable from the front battery through?
    At both the front corners, underneath the lip. About 15mm. (This is also some of the holes where the dust comes in) If the bin is rubberized, it may be covered and you may have to open them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by deanversfeld View Post
    Im going to put the fridge (set at -1) and the battery in the back and drive around to and from work to see how much the battery gets charged. Im expecting the results to be not so great as its 30-40 mins each way which wont be enough charging time, but its stats on the system none the less.

    Out of interest Nys, where in the load bin did you bring the cables in?
    My battery was on the right hand side of the load bin. If I remember correctly, they used the grommet in the back next to the tailgate. LA Sport did it for me that time. So I still could use the 12v socket on the left
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