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Like I said mounting a battery under bonnet is not ideal due to the high temps but I have no room in the back of the car because of other items. In reality I don't use my second battery that often so what I've been thinking of doing is keeping it on the shelf in the garage and dropping it in when I need it for camping etc. Not having to lug 30kgs around in the engine bay is good too in my opinion. The less time my Fullriver spends under bonnet the better I think. If I need to jump my car due to the crank battery failing then I use my Noco jumper pack which I keep under the drivers seat.

When my Fullriver arrives I'm going to make a little jacket for it from aluminium/foam insulation. Hopefully this will also protect it when in the engine bay. I've been logging under bonnet temps from my battery location for the last 6months and have not seen greater than 66degC yet. This peak temp was on a recent trip to Cobar on a series of 37deg days. I've found the highest temps are when you actually stop driving, as you would expect. During this time my battery is not charging as I don't run a permanent solar panel.

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Like I said mounting a battery under bonnet is not ideal due to the high temps but I have no room in the back of the car because of other items. In reality I don't use my second battery that often so what I've been thinking of doing is keeping it on the shelf in the garage and dropping it in when I need it for camping etc. Not having to lug 30kgs around in the engine bay is good too in my opinion. The less time my Fullriver spends under bonnet the better I think. If I need to jump my car due to the crank battery failing then I use my Noco jumper pack which I keep under the drivers seat.

When my Fullriver arrives I'm going to make a little jacket for it from aluminium/foam insulation. Hopefully this will also protect it when in the engine bay. I've been logging under bonnet temps from my battery location for the last 6months and have not seen greater than 66degC yet. This peak temp was on a recent trip to Cobar on a series of 37deg days. I've found the highest temps are when you actually stop driving, as you would expect. During this time my battery is not charging as I don't run a permanent solar panel.

Benny.


Pull over and park for 30 mins and under bonnet temp will skyrocket AND STAY LIKE THAT FOR AGES....THIS KILLS BATTERIES. Why not put your battery in a box with the dc/dc mounted in it and a couple of plugs (anderson and merritt/cigarette, as reqd)...especially as you only use it a couple of times a year. You’ll double the life of your battery..
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Dicko,

The 66deg was after being parked. Generally during driving I see on average about 45-50deg.

I also carry within the car a 100AH Odyssey PC2150MJT battery in an aluminium box I custom made.

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The 66deg was after being parked. Generally during driving I see on average about 45-50deg.

I also carry within the car a 100AH Odyssey PC2150MJT battery in an aluminium box I custom made.

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No worries. Hopefully you,ll get good life from your agm...


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Be interesting to see if it survives a the next few months. I have to do the Caravan and the car its gonna hurt so I want it to only hurt once
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