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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Hi Pieter

    Ek dink die lithium batterye lyk presies dieselfde, dis net die inhou wat ander is. Dalk sal die pole verskil. Jy moet ma net die size kry van die wat tans in is.
    Ia daar n probleem met die wat tans in is? Myne het nog nooit te min krag gelewer nie.

    Trek jy soveel krag dat hul nie kan byhou nie?
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    Hi All

    I want to fit lithium batteries to my commander. Do I need to change any other electric components? Sorry but have no clue.

    Thanks
    I would also like to know. As far as I understand the charger is the biggest issue. Not sure.
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    No one? Would like to get it fitted this week if possible. Please if anyone could assist
    It all comes down to the installed battery charger.... I "think" the newer Commanders had lithium enabled chargers... but DON'T quote me on that... other than that, should be able to upgrade.
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    So apparently the charger in my commander can charge lithium. Any recommendations what lithium to fit?
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    So apparently the charger in my commander can charge lithium. Any recommendations what lithium to fit?
    I like Blue Nova, can be monitored with BT.

    https://youtu.be/QtkmWLSUqRo

    Be absolutely sure about the charger though. Stand under correction, but as I understand all the Conqerer chargers work on the three cycle bulk, sat and flood principal. With Lithium you may just have trouble if the charger does not limit the max V in the correct range. Also the equalisation feature must be inactive.

    If you have a display showing battery type detected you are ok.

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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    So apparently the charger in my commander can charge lithium. Any recommendations what lithium to fit?
    I have 2 108Ah BN fitted in mine. What's nice about the BN batteries are that they have integrated BMS which means that a 'normal' charger can be used as long as it's on the 'normal' voltage charge setting and not 'high' it should be fine. Obviously the higher AMP the charger pushes the better, lithium batteries like very high amps.

    If you get normal non-bluetooth batteries just het a Victron Smartshunt. It works like a charm!

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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Hi

    Thanks guys.

    My concern is that the current charger might be able to charge it but that a larger amp charger will be more beneficial? Can anyone recommend a electric company that specializes in this? In Gauteng please

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    I would give Tino a call from G4 Outoor(check the commercial members section) - his work is exemplary and there is quite a few fellow forum members that are also very happy with his work. Benefit is he comes to you

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    Hi

    Thanks guys.

    My concern is that the current charger might be able to charge it but that a larger amp charger will be more beneficial? Can anyone recommend a electric company that specializes in this? In Gauteng please

    Thanks
    Martin Pienaar

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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Let me tell you that fitment centres for caravans , 4x4ís etc are doing extremely well. I asked 5 companies for quotes this week to fit lithium and upgrade the charger. Not one quote received. Job is estimated at around 35-40k. What covid?
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    Let me tell you that fitment centres for caravans , 4x4ís etc are doing extremely well. I asked 5 companies for quotes this week to fit lithium and upgrade the charger. Not one quote received. Job is estimated at around 35-40k. What covid?
    Did you ask Timo from G4?
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Did you ask Timo from G4?
    He is nr 6 but only emailed details last night to him
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Modifications Thread

    DO it yourself.
    It is not that difficult.
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