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JozuaJ
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:05 pm

Hi There

I am in process of installing 2 Engel 40L fridges in the back of my Hilux. What I need advise on is the following:

From where can I draw power to both the fridges that will be situated at the back of the load bin? I.e Can the power be directly connected to the battery or should I install the solenoid ( hope it is spelled correctly) ?

I am absolutely clueless when it comes to electrical stuff.

I also need to get power to my tow bar to connect my caravan with a Brad Harrison connection.

Any advise would e highly appreciated.

Regards
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:54 pm

Caravan should ideally have it's own battery. A 2nd or even a third battery should be fitted in the bakkie to run two fridges, the main battery is not enough to run even one fridge continuously - you should look at solar panels to charge your additional batteries.

There are a number of threads here that cover the different options, just search for "dual battery" or "2nd battery". :winkx:
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:31 am

go to 4x4 direct for advise.
JozuaJ
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:53 am

Thank you very much Guys.

I will go the 4x4 direct route, I do not want to mess up my bakkie
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