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    Quote Originally Posted by scrat911 View Post
    I built this just to have 12v in the loadbin area, no duel battery system as yet...! This works like a charm!! (The box connects via a short extension cable)
    Now this is a nifty idea thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    You need to connect them in series to get 12 volts.
    Just reread my post,dam was supposed to say series connect,thanks for pointing that out.Now to think of an idea to be able to raise and lower light.similar to a beach umbrella set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dp123 View Post
    Now this is a nifty idea thanks for sharing.

    Thanks a lot! I will be building another box like that for a friend of mine too, really enjoy it!! ;-)

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    Jeez, brilliant braai Sandboarder!!!

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    My portable battery box.
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    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts" : Bertrand Russell

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    Brilliant, where did you get the digital voltmeter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raslin View Post
    Brilliant, where did you get the digital voltmeter?

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    If I look at the switches as well - seems he was shopping at Communica in Midrand - much like myself
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    Barry does this look familiar

    The "new" ammo box is to fit the new slide in the Triton. Box is wired for vehicle as well as solar charge, complete with charge controllers.

    Digial meter on the ammo is to indicate charge rate (amps) for solar panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Just reread my post,dam was supposed to say series connect,thanks for pointing that out.Now to think of an idea to be able to raise and lower light.similar to a beach umbrella set up.
    right just bought a 12v battery,bought 32mm and 25mm pvc conduit.One will slide in the other ie telescopic.Will mount the LED onto a swivel head to adjust light angle.The LED has a dim and bright switch position.My initial idea of reflective shield is out the door due to being pro to damage.I will construct a body to stop rain ingress into light.conduit 25mm for 6m=R21-00,32mm conduit for 6m=R36-00,12v ,7a/hr battery R183.20 total incl vat R273-72.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raslin View Post
    Brilliant, where did you get the digital voltmeter?

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    I import them through ebay. think its something like R30 each.

    Hehe yes Hannes, I am a regular at Communica
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    Quote Originally Posted by staalwol View Post
    My portable battery box.
    Wow, what a good job that is. What size battery’s please
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrat911 View Post
    I built this just to have 12v in the loadbin area, no duel battery system as yet...! This works like a charm!! (The box connects via a short extension cable)
    Very neat!!

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    I built this roofrack for my 3.0 D4d Hilux
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    Quote Originally Posted by gemini View Post
    Too many to put up. Our Defender has many additions from rear drawer, battery box, load guard and exterior side LED work lights.

    However if you have time please take a look at our trailer. Eighteen months very hard work. Only four people worked on this. Myself, Mike our daughter Rachel and a friend Ian who did the chassis welding.

    http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=75880

    Luckily we could at one time do these things. Sadly new legislation no longer allows

    We've just come back from our three week holiday with the trailer, it was great.

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    Had a quick look - wow, very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by HannesvZ View Post
    Nee kyk as mamma haar voet neergesit het en sy soek daai ding sooooooo dan is dit sooooo - jou probleem hoe.



    Maar as ek so kontapsie moet saam sleep en nog opslaan verkoop ek al my kampgoed

    So waar as wragtig. Ek stem saam. Bly maar dan eerder by die huis. Lyk soos ń donerdag aand job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Wow, what a good job that is. What size battery’s please
    It's 2 x 12v 7.4 ah batteries (Alarm / gate motor battery size)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dewets View Post
    My kitchen-in-case effort:
    I fiited a carry handle on the top lid for carrying it like a suitcase.
    Constructed from 6mm plywood covered with 0.75mm aluminium stucco and flightcase lidmaker extrusions on the edges. I also made two small wooden drawers to keep matches, lighter, etc for the spaces on the right.
    Size; approx 25cm wide, 27cm high and 40cm long.
    Thys - brilliant ! You have just given me an idea that involves a similar plan and a mini-metalian trailer.
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    Hi HenkT, Just what I had in mind. Where did you source the battery box from.

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    This is my new favorite link on the 4x4 community think i must take off two weeks and start building

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    Best Thread ever!

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