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PostSubject: 2nd battery placement   Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:59 am

Hi All,
Where is the best place to put a second battery securely in the Van and hopefully out of the way.
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:57 pm

I recall seeing diagrams of some vans that came in winter specification where they came standard with two batteries to enable them to cope with the really cold winters they get in some parts of japan.... the extra battery sits beside the standard one.... is there not enough room to fit another battery in there..... cant remember how big it was last time I looked....though my leisure battery is fitted inside a cupboard in the van.... so maybe not...
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:24 pm

Last time I considered this....there ' seems' to be space under the main battery provided you have the ability to modify things a little........also a small liesure battery would fit under the middle 2 seats at a pinch. Haven't done either though.......
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:23 pm

Mine has 2 side by side...Not sure if it was done after import or not but looks tidy and fits good enough!
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:54 pm

You wont need it for cold start thats for sure Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:20 pm

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Mine has 2 side by side...Not sure if it was done after import or not but looks tidy and fits good enough
What size are they ampereage wise?....just wondering how many amps total are at hand........
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:06 am

480CCA each
I'm guessing the stated "58" must be AMP HOUR...
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:30 am

I think I might chuck 2 more under the bed for good measure though...!
(Orbitals from last camper=no spills no gasses!)
All the electrics in these limiteds are CRAZY!
Plus 60L Fridge/Freezer and entertainment system...
planning on turning it into a camper for snow and surf)
YEAH BABY!
Just gotta sell the old bus!
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:50 pm

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480CCA each
That explains why the 2 fit....must be smaller......think mine is 900cca.
Would'nt get 2 of those in side by side.
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:53 am

A Big Shoehorn maybe..?
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:25 pm

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A Big Shoehorn maybe..?
The battery acid would corrode my toenails Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:43 am

speaking of batteries, what type of battery do i need? the present battery is, i think, the original japanese one and is now not holding its charge and needs replacing. it is larger than a car battery being around 30cm long. many thanks Tom.
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:47 pm

Just get the most powerful battery that fits in the hole....note the pole type / teminal positions though.
I think mine was listed as mitsubishi pajero??...bit of a squeeze but fitted
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:56 pm

I have been told that you can bugger your cars computer by installing the wrong battery ..so I would advise to seek professional advise re the sizes needed ..
just a thought because that is what happened to mine and now costing to repair computer ..
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:51 am

Suprised at that...volts are the same...amps stored in the battery are more....computer should just take what it needs....not disagreeing..just suprised..
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:27 am

I was advised by a mechanic / battery specialist , don't know if it is true or not but my computer had to be repaired and I was told that the probable cause was from having a smaller battery installed by the previous owner .. the battery was smaller and was held in place by a plastic drink bottle to take up the room and allow the battery hold downs to keep it in place ..
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:19 am

The battery charging is controlled by the Alternator, the ECU just gets signals that this is happening.
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:28 am

My van has two batteries. One is dead. Can it start with just one battery?
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:44 am

Hi,
Probably... Depends what they are for: Some HiAces came with twin starting batteries (under the passenger seat), apparantly to help cold-weather starting. If it's one of these then it'll probably start from one battery, if the other one's disconnected of course, when it isn't cold outside.

Others came with a second "leisure" battery to run the internal electrics (lights, fridge, pumps etc) when parked-up.This avoids damage to the starter battery (they don't like being run flat) and also means you can still start the engine when you've used all the power in the leisure one!
Obviously, if the starter battery is good and the leisure battery bad you can start the car but not the other way round.

I currently have twin starting batteries and a single leisure one (under a single seat to the RHS of the sliding door as you look in from outside. The leisure one doesn't hold enough charge for what I want so I need to work out if that's because it is "worn out" or just inadequate. I think there's space there for a second leisure battery to be paralleled up but until I check the current drain from the fridge to find out if it's realistic to run it all weekend from 12V I don't know whether there's any point!

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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:36 pm

Ill get u a pic and you'll let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:06 am




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Here it is. PLease tell me what I have.

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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:16 pm

Hi,
Twin starter batteries- they are clearly coupled by the heavy duty connector cables to operate in parallel, so the batteries act like one bigger one.

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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:37 pm

Ok. wow.. so I need to get two new batteries! ouch!! haha. Ok .Thanks man.
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd battery placement   Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:39 pm

Would you know what size batteries i need? Cranking Amps?
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