My New Van Setup Am Going To Do :)

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  1. harunh

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    Am going to take all my pure freedom trolley apart :)

    Fix the pump flow meter on to the side :) make it stable etc :D

    Now the battery...... is goin to sit in the van.... HOW AM I GOING TO SECURE IT ?

    Well am going to get some timber...... and make a square out of that timber.... and make sure the timber is 50% big as the battery.... and screw it down on to my van floor....

    Now my battery will fit perfect into this square block of timber :) and i will always take the battery out every 2 days and take it in to charge it up :D

    This will free up a lot of space in my van and enable me to get a backpack aswell :D :p

    Good idea?

    AM also goign to secure the hosereel in to my van aswell

    So should be a rreally ncie setup once done
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    dose ur passanger seat lift up?? thats where i got my battery
     
  3. chip

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    Could you ratchet the battery somewhere?
     
  4. harunh

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    No i want to store it in the back just on the side.... i dont mind to be honest :) the wires will fit perfect etc :) dont need ratchets once this timber is secured in place :)

    Is it easy to take the wires out of the battery and take it in the house and then put it back in the van and attach the wires ? or is that a headache ?
     
  5. rcproperty

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    the best way is to spend £18 on a split charger and never take the battery out!!!! store it under the seat and that way the wire will never get knocked or damaged plus its easier to earth the battery when its under the seat!
     
  6. harunh

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    how will i get the wire from my bonnet to my seat ? How long is this wire ? Give me a link please?

    And how will i get the wire from my battery to the flowcontroller and pump ? etc
     
  7. Paul

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    Through the bulk head mate they have rubber grommets in them
     
  8. harunh

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    I see.... tell me what wires i will need then :) link please :p LOL
     
  9. spruce

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    Harun.

    You can buy a roll of 25amp automotive cable in any colour, preferably red from your local motor factors. It should be either sold per meter or on a 5 meter roll.

    You will also need to get a few inline fuse holders that take a blade type fuse like these; http://www.ebay.co.u...=item45ff915271

    and some cable eye lugs like these.
    http://www.ebay.co.u...=item43ad0cae80

    Again, you will be able to get these at your local motor factors. Also buy some 15 amp blade fuses to fit.

    Carefully strip the insulation back of the cable on a couple of the inline fuse holders and solder a lug onto the end of each of them. These lugs should be big enough the slide onto the bolt of your battery terminal.
    Strip the insulation off of cable you have bought and solder it to the other cable from your fuse holder. Carefully complete the joint with a wrap of insulation tape.

    I have run my cable under the van and secured it to the cable that feeds the electrics at the back of the van with small cable ties. Mine runs underneath the van, but have also secured cables to run along the brake pipe. Drill a hole in the van floor near the side somewhere so you can fit your split charge relay out of the way and where it will be near your battery. I usually put some silicone sealer into the hole with the cable centralised to stop an cable damage and a short.

    Instructions to fit the SCR are included with the unit and very simple to follow. We have used this unit on 2 of our vans.
    http://www.ebay.co.u...=item19d35f5e10

    Again you will need to fit an inline fuse holder FROM the split charge relay to your leisure battery. This will be done in the same way as the other fuse holder you installed.

    Most window cleaners use an 85amp hour leisure battery to power their pumps.

    Also, you saw the bit I wrote a about a month ago about how you can't guarantee that your alternator will full recharge your battery, especially if you are only doing short trips. You will probably have to supplement the charge once a week for example.

    If you are unsure, better to get an auto electrician to fit it for you.
     
  10. rcproperty

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    i use the same split charger as that one in my van! battery been in a year and never needed to charge it up myself! but i do have a solar panel attatched to it to trickle charge it whenever its light!
     
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