Bolingy

Author Topic: Discovery 2 Facelift 2003 camping build  (Read 190 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ScOTt_c

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Location: North West
  • Posts: 11
  • Total likes: 1
  • Gender: Male
Re: Discovery 2 Facelift 2003 camping build
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2017, 06:19:31 PM »
Im not too sure on that onto be honest but i have built mine into a wooden frame behind the plywood in the pics above so i hope they dont explode  ???

i just need a way of keeping the batteries properly secure in their wooden frame i think i might do what steve said and use a small ratchet strap see if i can find a place to fit some "d" rings or similar in the wooden frame

Stevie-J

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Location: West Yorkshire
  • Posts: 2536
  • Total likes: 472
  • Gender: Male
    • UK-Overlanders
  • CB Handle: Tub Thumper
  • CT Call sign: 26CT2362
Re: Discovery 2 Facelift 2003 camping build
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2017, 06:59:36 PM »
This is how mine is fastened down.

In answer to battery venting. If its a flooded cell battery then in theory it will create explosive gasses whilst charging, you should have a pipe connecting from the battery box and vented out of the bottom of the vehicle. Especially if your split charge system charges at high rates like the CTEK can or a solar setup that can charge at 5Amps plus. A GEL type battery is not quite as volatile as a flooded battery. Saying this I have not actually had anyone report an exploding battery. You can actually smell the gas easily it smells like rotten eggs.

Toyota Landcruiser 80 series VX

JayJay

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Location: Jersey, Channel Islands
  • Posts: 1684
  • Total likes: 243
Re: Discovery 2 Facelift 2003 camping build
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2018, 03:01:04 PM »
Correct me if I am wrong but most deep cycles are gel now

You can tell if yours is a flooded cell by the plugs for each cell in the top of the battery

Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk



2007 Toyota Hilux Invincible Double Cab

Stevie-J

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Location: West Yorkshire
  • Posts: 2536
  • Total likes: 472
  • Gender: Male
    • UK-Overlanders
  • CB Handle: Tub Thumper
  • CT Call sign: 26CT2362
Re: Discovery 2 Facelift 2003 camping build
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 05:21:03 PM »
Not exactly Jay

There are a lot of Gel batteries but most Leisure batteries are flooded AGM batteries and sealed. The Gel type tend to be the higher end like Oydssey & Optima.

The main difference now is they are sealed and you cant top them up and they use spiral Glass mat inside which makes the battery act like a baffled tank. Most battery makers do offer High end Gel batteries though
Toyota Landcruiser 80 series VX