Dual Battery System in 505 Wagon
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    Hi,
    Has anybody put extra battery for car fridge etc in 505 Wagon?
    Will it go into engine bay or would special case in back be better.
    Advice appreciated.

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    Havent put dual batteries in a 505 however have put them into my landcruisers. Considering that a 505SRDT takes a n70zz there should be room to fit some. Depending on $$ there are some small batteries that are suitable to deep cycle and have plenty of power for their physical size. Optima yellow tops and Odessy 1000 (Hawker Technologies) both spring to mind. Important things to consider are the charging and isolation systems. Isolation can be handled via simple marine style keys Hella make a big red one which rely on human interaction, the very thing that makes it cheap may also leave you with a flat main battery should you forget to isolate after sampling the contents of the fridge. Large 70amp solenoids work well with the ignition circuit energizing the solenoid and joining the batteries for charging while driving. Intelligent management systems such as the Piranah or Rotronics systems work very well as well. A good place to get info is your local 4wd specialist workshop as they will be very used to installing such systems.
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    Jaycar also sell a DIY kit for auto battery isolation, they also sell all the little extras you will need, such as cabling, lugs, terminals etc. - Chris
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    Thanks- I though Auto electrician that did 4wds would be way to go.
    Hope can get right battery in engine bay.
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