Hi, Andrew here from Accelerate Auto, Electrics and Air Conditioning. I just had a look down in my workshop and realised we’ve got five 200 Series Toyota Landcruisers getting fit outs today.
It’s actually not that uncommon for us at the moment. So I thought that we’d do a quick video, we’d do a runaround, and then this afternoon, we’ll show you what we’ve been busy doing today.
200 Series Toyota Landcruiser Dual Battery System – Install #1
This is one of the ones that we’ve finished today. This one’s had pretty much one of the most common jobs we do to these 200’s.
What we’ve done today is we’ve installed a second battery using a genuine second Toyota tray. This is actually the version that only came out with one battery, if you know. So we’ve used the genuine second tray in the other side.
And we generally end up installing some kind of light bar or spot lights.
We’ve done a few of them. I’ll show you them later, but this has got the Titan Light Bar on it. We’ve installed that today.
We’ve installed the REDARC BCDC1240. We’ll show you some close ups of that mounted behind the grill to help its cooling.
We’ve installed an RACQ Deep Cycle Battery on this one. The reason why is the customer’s a tourer, and obviously with RACQ, nationwide warranty, no better battery for a tourer out there. Doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, but will definitely do its job, and anywhere you are in Australia, you won’t have an issue.
We’ve also installed Anderson Plug that we’ll show you down the rear, and various outlets in the back.
As I said before, we’ve used the factory Toyota tray. We do this ’cause one thing that’s very important with these systems is to use at least 105 amp hour battery.
There are other systems around where they fit a smaller battery up in the back corner. You just do not get the fridge run time that everybody’s looking for. With 105, you’ll get at least two to three days, and it’s really what you need in a system.
So whenever you’re looking at any different 200 Series dual-battery system, always ensure that you’re gonna get at least 100 or 105 amp hour battery, and then it’s very important with them. We have a lot of customers who are disappointed with the performance when they use a smaller battery.
Okay, so here we are down the back of the car. The main reason why we installed this dual-battery system is so the customer can run his fridge and charge various things at the back here. So the reason why we’ve got four outlets is we’ve got a cigarette socket, and Engel and a USB socket, and a volt meter to top it off.
Okay, so one other thing we’ve done on this vehicle is they come out with a factory cigarette lighter that’s obviously wired to ignition.
We’ve replaced that cigarette lighter with a dual-USB port that’s actually wired to the auxiliary battery permanent power, so that means you can charge your iPads and so on with the ignition switched off, or anybody in the back has constant power to running any sort of devices like that while you’re travelling.
We’ve also run an Anderson Plug. The reason why I’m showing you this one is we actually use the Trailer Vision Anderson cover. It’s really neat. We don’t see many people using these, but we think it’s pretty much a necessity on the back of such a good-looking car.
200 Series Toyota Landcruiser Dual Battery System – Install #2
I’m gonna show you yet another 200 Series Toyota Landcruiser Dual Battery System fit out we’ve done today.
This one, we’ve used the Supercharge All Rounder 105 amp hour battery. So again, that’ll give you two to three days running with your fridge in the rear. We’ve also fitted some King Spotlights.
Always a challenge, but they’re going on quite well. And this one, we’ve used the REDARC 1225 BCDC in the front. And that’s really most of it.
We’ll show you some close ups of what we’ve done in the bonnet.
Okay, and here we are down the back of the vehicle. Now, it seems to be our standard, but we keep having our customers want to do it this way and see it this way, and we keep doing it.
So what we end up doing is cigarette socket, Engel socket and then dual USB socket with a volt meter, as well. Seems to work quite well. Give customers all the options.
One thing we do a bit differently is we run a couple of separate feeds down here. You’ll find sometimes it’s easy just to run one feed and loop it all up.
What that means is if you have a problem in one circuit, everything goes, so you’ll notice up the front, there was a couple of different fuses. And that fuses this all individually.
Okay, and another touch that we’ve added to it, even though we fitted the Kings Spotlights, we actually have fitted a factory looking switch, rather than using the one supplied with the kit.
We used this and it makes it a much more professional install and actually fits in with the other switches quite well.
If you want any more information on 200 Series Toyota Landcruiser dual battery systems, light bar installations, or you have any questions in general that need to be answered, feel free to comment below, contact us online or give us a call on 1300-227-353.
Hi, just wondering if you would give me some advice. I want to install a narva fuse box to connect all my devices in my 200 series. Where is best to connect to inignition on power so that the power will not trip a fuse?
We recommend fitting a dedicated ignition relay to power up your accessories by picking up an ignition switch feed from the fuse box.
Hi Andrew ,is it ok to fit a extra battery under the bonnet because of the heat? ,I have a 2016 cruiser 200 series and would like to run my fridge while i’m parked. Thank you
Hi Mark, Yes it is okay to put a secondary battery under the bonnet but not all batteries can go under the bonnet. You need a deep cycle battery designed to handle the heat and they are usually a calcium type.