4x4 Dual Battery Systems
If you love the thought of a long weekend adventure in the bush, then you also know that you have to be fully prepared before you set off. If you’ve never done this before, you’ll want to ensure that you have enough provisions for all of your group in an emergency and that your vehicle is definitely up to the task. To be as prepared as possible, one of your first jobs will be to fit a 4WD dual battery system, but what is this and why is it a priority?
The Benefits of a Dual Battery System
The further you go off the beaten path, the more self-sufficient you need to be. However, you also need to ensure that you can power all of your accessories at your campsite and will never run out of power at the most inopportune time. This is where the dual battery kit comes in. In its most basic form, this represents two independent batteries, both charged by the vehicle’s alternator.
Fitting a Dual Battery Kit
The second battery is typically placed on a purpose-made tray, and can be installed in the engine bay, or even in the rear of the vehicle. This auxiliary battery will then be used to power all of your accessories, including the all-important fridge that holds your picnic goodies!
You will also need to install a dual battery isolator, as well as a monitor, so that you can keep an eye on the status of the system. The isolator will ensure that both batteries are fully charged, while the monitor will allow you to check the voltage levels via the dashboard.
When you have everything installed and working properly, you will be able to exercise full control simply by flicking a switch. Once you do so, your battery system will provide full power to the campsite, and you won't need to worry about having enough power to start the vehicle when required.
Just make sure that you choose the best quality, deep cycle batteries you can find, based on how much power you expect to use at your campsite.
Accessories from Autobox
Autobox has everything you need to set up your own 4WD dual battery system, including the tray for the second battery, the isolator, the monitor and wiring kits. And remember, we only stock the best brands, including companies such as Piranha, to give you the greatest protection possible when you’re heading off into the sunset.
Autobox stocks a variety of other accessories to help you with any adventure, as well. Take a look at our website for further information or get in touch with us if you have any questions about your 4WD dual battery setup.