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Old 20-06-18
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Default Dual Battery Install with RedArc BCDC charger

Hey everyone just wanted to post some photos of my dual battery installation on my NW Pajeroni.
  • Redarc BCDC1225D charger (redarc no longer stock the LV model charger - this model has replaced it).
  • Starter cabling wired from aux battery to solenoid for emergency starts if the main cranking battery fails.
  • Installed a second ciggie plug in the boot on the LHS then piggy backed power across to the stock ciggie plug on the right
  • Installed volt meter in the boot below stock ciggie plug on the RHS which includes 2x USB sockets.
  • Installed spare power lead into the front where i can plug my CB radio into in the future.
  • Installed push button main battery override button for E-starts beside the traction control button under steering wheel.
  • Anderson plug installed under bonnet for solar panel.
  • Fuses for the 2x ciggie plugs in the boot, fuse for the spare power lead for CB radio, and fuse for the override button. 2x large fuses for the BCDC. Circuit breaker for the Anderson plug at the tow hitch. All installed on the mounting plate for the BCDC.

Photos of the plugs in the boot and the spare still to come. Not that they are much to look at but still, i'll upload anyway. Would love to lay claim to the handy work but I can't. I had it done here in Perth at Nedlands Auto Electrics, told Brendon what I wanted and he delivered. Neat and tidy job. Very happy. Can't wait to run the fridge without it switching off with the car now.
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Out of interest, can the redarc BCDC charger be used in place of the old school method of putting in a dual battery isolator?
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I had an Anderson fitted on the front too. Very handy for solar power to the aux battery and also to connect the air compressor and 12v rattle gun when I change wheels. Mine's in a protective case as you can see from the photo. Saves opening the hood all the time.
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Nice setup. What size battery are you running? Was it difficult getting the charger into the position it is in?
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Where is the charger mounted?
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Keep an eye on voltages and if u can amps, I suspect that in summer the bcdc will overheat and reduce or stop charging in that position. When it starts to get hot the amps it outputs reduces.
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to answer some of your queries:
  • spiderpig - simple answer is yes, the bcdc will act as an isolator so you don't need the old skool any more. I previously had one on there and we kept it to be used soley as a solenoid for the starter battery override button.
  • Paul (SA) - I'm running a 102 Ah aux battery, i think from memory its an "N70", we fitted everything to the mounting plate then removed the stater battery (the one against the firewall) to make it a bit easier to install the mount plate then put the battery back in. Wasn't too much trouble.
  • 0415discog - the charger is mounted up the back of the engine bay adjacent to the starter battery, take a look at the pictures.You should be able to see it on the left of the starter batt. The fact that you can't tell its there actually makes me happy haha.
  • Cheers for the heads up regarding heat. I'll keep an eye on it. I've seen others on this forum mounting theirs in similar locations adjacent to the battery bank and they haven't reported any dramas.
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Yes had this discussion with a couple of arb techs round a camp fire the other night and they mentioned they had run into over heating issues. There solution was to mount in on a bracket infront of the radiator
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More details on charger location in this recent thread...

https://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum...ad.php?t=61526
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straight from redarc's trouble shooting:
"The REDARC BCDC 3 stage battery chargers will work to full capacity up to 55degC ambient temperatures, then start to de-rate (reduce the charge rate) up to a maximum of 80degC, with the current reducing to zero at around 85degC. This is to protect the internal electronics of the BCDC and to provide some protection to the battery, because charging at high temperatures can risk damaging some types of batteries."

It goes on to say behind the headlights, on the inner guard or between the front grille and radiator are spots they'd recommend and they wouldn't recommend mounting it right next to the turbo .

However, in the thick of summer 40+degC day. Chances are any of these spots will also be above 55degC, not saying it makes no difference. I agree behind the grille would be the "coolest" spot for it.

Call me crazy if you want, but I still wanted it there for easy access if need be and I can always move it if there's a problem but TBH i far rather get away in the cooler months than the scorching heat of summer. So for the times I need it most, I'm sure it'll be fine.
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