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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby irwazza on Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:14 pm

Not sure they will have any, jaycar would be your best bet, I could be wrong though
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:16 pm

No worries, I'll have a search around!
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby srb on Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:37 am

Yes Ive done this mod with a diode, works a treat. No need for the relay the switch isn't switching much of a load. The diode is there so you don't power up your reverse lights. ;-)
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:39 am

Awesome! Thanks mate! I never knew what a diode was before this :D
Have you got a pic of the type of diode you used?
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby srb on Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:10 am

No pics but it was a DO-41 rated at 1amp from jaycar cat- ZR-1020 :wink:
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby irwazza on Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:36 am

Glad we could direct you in the right direction before you started on that maze of wiring, haha ;)
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:33 am

Haha, yeah!!!

About that fix for the cold weather: I think it's sorted! I have had it running for 3 days now an no issues I can see so far. I'll give it a few more days just to confirm, then I suggest email Matt at Digoptions with a photo of your model number.
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby irwazza on Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:39 pm

Ahh sweet, its definently the weather, had a warm morning the other day and it fired up perfectly. Next morning cold and didn't fire up
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:35 pm

Give Matt an email he will hopefully supply you with the same update! All should be good :D
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:31 pm

Ok so I bought the diode but obviously I got no idea about them, below is a pic, which way round does it get installed? I'm assuming the end with the line is the end that allows power 1 way? And should be fitted as the power "exit end". Such noob at these thing :lol:

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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby irwazza on Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:36 pm

The end with the band is direction you want the current to flow. Does that make sense?
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby Mattstruck on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:05 pm

How'd you go with the diode Dan?
You could do it just with the switch you know!
SPDT or DPDT switch will do it! ;) ;)

Only thing is you would need to run two wires instead of one
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby irwazza on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:15 pm

This is very true, didn't think about that. Only issue I could see is your a bit limited to switch designs otherwise its definently an alternative. The diode way will ensure the camera comes on when its in reverse regardless of the switch position (on/off)
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:13 pm

Thanks guys! I get it now :D. Haven't installed it yet, am waiting on the rocker switch to arrive! But just want to my head around the install now not as I'm doing it :lol: :lol: Will stick with what irwazza said in the last post there, but thanks mattyboy I didn't know I could just do it with a switch!!!
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:22 pm

Ok sorry bob but I didn't get to finishing the drawing of my setup! It's a little detailed an well I got called to help mum with the computer :roll: anyway latest additions to the build/camping setup....
Ark battery box! This is awesome for my camp lighting!! I need to work out what a voltage regulator is and how to add it into the line so I can charge the battery while I am driving, might just get a solar panel instead and have it happening when I setup.

Purchased an ultragauge! Still haven't set this up properly! I will get to it one day!!!

Dual battery link wasn't connected properly! So when I had a flat battery I was all excited cause I has the link switch and FAIL! Well I was told how to install it wrong! Fixed!

Draws are now nearly complete with the installation of some ply to keep things in place in the rear end, and also a power box/panel section which will house a power inverter, 2 accessory sockets, fridge socket. This is all connected via a fuse box. And Anderson plugs to make removal of the draws easy!

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Bel and I made a bit of an investment! We finally purchased a decent tent! Well I have to say she bought a decent tent! The oztent rv5 with fly, ground mat, delux front panel, delux side panels. It's the works. And well seeing as she was buying that I got the guys to give me a deal on the foxwing awning with the tent connector!
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I also got a high lift jack and shovel holder for the other side of the racks for my bday!

I made up a switch panel to go under the ash tray. It just wedges in. Click to view larger picture

I since added the switch for the reverse camera too! So now I have the option where the camera comes on in reverse or I can flick a switch while driving an there it is!

Which led me to wanting to change the way my switches were powered and also my accessories.
While I slowly kept adding more and more accessories to the lighter socket, I figured I might be overloading it by now. So I ran a wire from the battery to a relay which powers up a small 6 blade fuse box when I turn the lights on. This box is for switches lighting. I then tapped into a wire I had run into the cab for a previous mod and installed a second fuse box to run the accessories, this is also power via a relay that doesn't flick on until the lighter socket gets power.
Also tapped into the ground of the wire that I ran into the cab earlier and have sent all the grounds back to the battery now, instead of the dodgy job they were before.

Now I just need to tidy up the birds best behind the dash! I can see some custom looms being made! :roll:

And that's about all the recent mods for now! I'll try grab some pics this weekend while out camping!

Mods still to come:
Battery monitors
Fridge temp gauge
Water tank or the like.
Get the darn tub paint fixed from that stupid hard lid which includes paying to remove and re install canopy :roll:
Replace the reverse lights with the prestige Offroad ones
Some work lights off the back of the roofracks
Internal canopy frame
And maybe the 2 other best mods you can do ;) lock up the front end and make it go fast ;) :lol: hoping for the go fast option before the end of year .... still deciding which way to go!
And I wouldn't mind some bigger driving lights at some stage...
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:30 pm

Also while im here:
Heading to murrinidindi this weekend for a camping trip. If anyone is keen to tag along, feel free.
I'll put a warning here there may be no 4wd'ing as tracks may be closed but we will go for a scout on Saturday!!
Anyone is welcome. There is nothing set in stone as to location but we will head up frid after work. Be there before 7 I hope! All good I have tonnes of lighting ;)
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby big_bob_thefirst on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:59 pm

Cheers for that dan.

I've got the second battery hooked up and the accessories list is growing, so just wanted to make sure I understood it all.

It's the additional fuse boxes everywhere I've got to think of. Got one in the back, but may pull a big cable to the engine block and fuse box it there as well, similar to fish's set up...

It's just all the small wiring for relays which look annoying to figure out...
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:42 pm

Went up to murrundindi this weekend! Very very impressed with the whole new car/camping setup we have! It was awesome! Feel like we are now set up for almost anything!
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby ratstriton on Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:29 am

You would be loving that canopy mate over the hard lid.
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:46 am

Yup sure am!!!!

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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby ratstriton on Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:02 am

Mate the set up looks great, how long did it take you to set up everything.
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:19 am

This time about 2 hours because it was our first time setting it all up. And we were taking our time to do it properly. Also in the dark. Pack up was only hour an half so next time my guess an hour! Hopefully ;) :D
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby mattz on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:17 am

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There is something wrong here :shock:
I dont think I've ever seen you with that much space left. :o :lol:
Had you finished packing? :lol:



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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby timbo on Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:20 am

Great setup mate. Yeah it takes a bit to set it all up iv got it down to about an hour bit less but I don't have that awesome awning, :lol: Mattz I think the roof would have been loaded with crap :lol:
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