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Tech-Tip: Getting the most out of your auxiliary batteries

Pickup trucks, trailers, and motorhomes are ideal for overland adventures, offering home comforts like communication devices, fridges, and cooking equipment. However, these gadgets rely on auxiliary batteries in your vehicle or trailer. Using battery power is easy with plugs and sockets, but recharging these batteries can be tricky. Here's what we recommend to maintain them.

Tech Tip: Fuse Maintenance

In today's world, our trucks are equipped with numerous accessories such as spotlights, reverse lights, work lights, fridges, alarm systems, car stereos, and more. With all these additions, managing the extra wiring, relays, and fuses can become overwhelming, especially when trying to troubleshoot which component belongs to which circuit. Learn why good fuses and maintanence are so important.  

Tech-Tip: Mounting an Auxiliary Battery in a Pickup

Considering the vast array of pickup trucks available on the market today – including the various styles they come in, such as King Cab, Extended Cab, and Dual Cab – it’s easy to see how they’ve become so popular. There really is a truck for every driver’s individual needs! With their tremendous payload capacity and optimized available storage space, today’s trucks offer seemingly limitless options for auxiliary battery mounting locations.

Overcoming bad earth connections in trucks

Looking to install an onboard power system with a DC Charger? Make sure you don't get caught out with bad earth connections on your truck.

Why Good Fuses Are So Important

When charging an auxiliary battery, our BCDC In-Vehicle Chargers deliver charging currents in excess of 25Amps for sustained periods of time. Within this charging circuit, the charger, fuse/holders, and associated connections are going to be stressed and, if not adequately cabled and connected, could lead to an excessive increase in circuit resistance, temperatures and reduced performance.