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More pics tomorrow when Jeff of Arabia's overkill downloads them to a stick for me. :):)
The pics will be more informative then tonight's posting.

He plans to give his write up to Kodiak industries http://kodiakinc.com/powersystems/dualbatterykits.html for a kit to be made and sold.
this was a one off using an existing kit. and modifying it. The great thing about this approach is that it uses as many existing holes and nut mounting points that already exist as possible with very little fabrication.

















Note relocation of Power steering reservoir


These were PC1200's
PC 1200 Specs:

* 1200 cranking amps for 5 seconds
* 1090 cranking amps for 10 seconds
* 900 cranking amps for 20 seconds
* Short circuit current over 2600A
* 44 amp hours
* 78 minute reserve capacity with 25amp load
* Female brass terminal w/M6 SS bolt
* No metal jacket
* Length 7 11/16"
* Width 6.5"
* Height 6 5/8"
* Weighs 37.5 lbs

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Cable run and fuse to the back of the rig for the secondary winch









 

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nice work! i plan on doing this this coming spring. I will be dropping another die-hard plat in my rig! CHRISHAMMEREDUSA FTW!
 

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Nice work, guys. Looks like Kodiak already has an Xterra kit listed on the bottom of their website home page. Wonder if they mean 1st gen or if they've already listed it in anticipation of a quick turnaround on a 2nd gen kit...
 

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Nice work, guys. Looks like Kodiak already has an Xterra kit listed on the bottom of their website home page. Wonder if they mean 1st gen or if they've already listed it in anticipation of a quick turnaround on a 2nd gen kit...
The one listed is for 1st Gen Xterra's.
The second Gen has not been built yet.
My one off uses a Jeep pre-built tray from Kodiak and is re-purposed for us.
This should speed things up since the rest of the kit is already built and we just need the write up and a few brackets for the relocation of the Power steering reservoir and the side wiring.
More pics showing the complete fab coming in about an hour. :)
 

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Complete Pictoral install NEW PICS UP
see first post

This is pretty sweet. Id buy this kit.........Then pay someone to do the work.
That's what I did Mark.
Only the kit price will be cheaper than I paid for the R&D phase of extra man hours.

How much was this setup with the bats?
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around 1500 and change (for me)
 

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Here is the instructions.
the batts go like this:...........

MODE 1

batt 1 and batt 2 get charged every day, isolated when power off (green light position)

MODE 2

only main batt starts vehicle, only main batt charged only powers accessories on main
isolate both batteries when off road. Total disconnect aux batt from main batt (center position)

MODE 3
emergency
Connect both batts together with ignition off or on
Joins batts for starting or winching or when main batt is dead

Note : select mode 1 after use of MODE 3




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Me likey! This will defenetly be on my long term wish list as I don't have a real need for a dual battery setup right now but I have plans to change that in the future.
 

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This is a great mod. Id like to tackle it myself this summer (since im an electrical engineer). I should be pretty straightforward. I am planning on using an electrical controller/monitor to manage and display the power in each of the batteries....and ill be hooking up the whole system to solar panels on the roof for trickle charging while camping. Good work again chris.
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Well done!

Great design, great batteries ;), great execution and nice post!

If I ever need to go dual battery, I will surely reference this post. :eek:ccasion5:
 
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