When you're going on an off-road adventure in your Toyota Hilux with your closest friends, chances are everyone remembered to bring the beer, the stereo, the blankets, and the fridge – but you probably forgot one essential item: the dual battery tray.
Whether it's to provide power to an electric winch, keep your drinks chilled, or used in your contingency plan if your primary battery should die, a Hilux 2 battery tray is an important asset for your trip.
Benefits of a dual battery tray
A dual battery tray allows you to mount a secondary battery in your vehicle safely. It should be securely positioned in your vehicle so it is sheltered and protected through the toughest Australian outback terrain. Look for trays that feature a unique design that incorporates a rubber insert for under the battery, so it reduces vibrations when driving on rough roads.
The right dual battery tray for your Hilux should be strong enough to keep your battery in place, and should be zinc-plated to resist corrosion and exposure to the elements.
What battery does what?
In most dual-battery installations, the vehicle's primary battery is unchanged, while the second battery powers the accessories, such as the fridge. The second battery may have to be physically smaller than your car or truck's primary battery, which means it is limited in what it can power.
How to set up a dual battery tray
If you fancy yourself a bit of a handyman, you can follow the DIY instructions that should be included in your dual battery tray kit. As the alternative, you can visit your local auto-electrician who can do it for you.
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