Dual battery installation Perth

Make a second battery your first thought

Dual battery system installation.

As the name suggests, a dual battery system is where you have a second battery installed in your vehicle. This allows you to continue running accessories without draining your main (starter) battery. Dual battery systems are ideal if you enjoy camping or off-roading, where you often need to power a fridge, radio, or lighting system. The team at Voltaic are equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide a high-quality dual battery installation in Perth.

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Installation locations.

We can perform a dual battery installation on most vehicles. The key is to ensure the secondary system is isolated from your main system, so your starter battery does not flatten. A dual battery system can be installed in a variety of places in your car, depending on your vehicle type and usage requirements.

Common installation locations include:

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Dual battery setup for your fridge.

A fresh meal or cold drink while enjoying the great outdoors can take your adventure to the next level. Keeping your food and drinks cold is easy with a fridge powered by your dual battery system. Voltaic Auto Electrical are specialists at installing dual battery systems to suit your fridge requirements.

Dual battery setup with a solar panel.

If you are setting up camp for a few days or just want to keep your secondary battery topped up, a dual battery setup with a solar panel could be the solution. Using the sun’s rays during the day to power your camp at night is a great option, especially during the warmer months.

Dual battery setup for your 4x4.

Dual battery systems are a popular choice for off-road enthusiasts. A reliable backup battery to start your vehicle when you are off the beaten track is a weight off your shoulders. A dual battery setup for your 4×4 vehicle will ensure you are always equipped for your next adventure.

Dual battery setup for your camper trailer.

If you love the great outdoors, there’s a good chance you enjoy getting out in your camper trailer. A dual battery setup in your camper trailer makes cooking and running appliances a breeze. The added benefit of being able to power a lighting system for your campsite at night is also a huge advantage.

REDARC dual battery setup.

At Voltaic we supply and recommend REDARC products. Their Australian made, high-tech BCDC in-vehicle battery charger protects your main (starter) battery from excessive discharge by isolating the secondary battery to power other non-essential appliances. 

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Frequently asked questions.

How much does a dual battery system cost?

The cost of a dual battery system depends on the type of battery you choose, your vehicle type, and where you want it installed. Our rates start from $1800 including the cost of the battery and equipment required for the system.

How long does it take to install a dual battery system?

Installation typically takes 6-8 hours depending on the type of system, your chosen installation location of the products, and the complexity of the work involved.

What is the best type of battery for a dual battery system?

The type of battery to choose for your dual battery system depends on how much you wish to spend and where you would like it installed in your vehicle. We recommend a deep cycle wet-cell battery for installation under the bonnet or in the tray of your ute. This type of battery tends to build up gasses during charging, so it needs to be away from vehicle occupants. If you would like to install the battery in your vehicle’s cabin or in a canopy, we recommend one that won’t leak, spill, or emit gasses, such as a deep cycle AGM, lithium, or gel battery.

What is a deep cycle battery?

Deep cycle batteries differ from regular car batteries in that they are constructed with thicker battery plates and denser active material. This helps them withstand the repeated charge and discharge cycles of a dual battery system.

How does a dual battery system charge?

The simplest method of charging your second battery is by using your vehicle’s alternator. The battery charges while you are driving your vehicle, in the same way as your main (starter) battery. When installing your dual battery system, we isolate the second battery from your main battery to ensure your main battery does not flatten.

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