An Ultimate Off Road Set Up For A 79 Series Land Cruiser
A robust and reliable Redarc Triple Battery System
This 79 series Land Cruiser project started with triple batteries system in mind. We fitted an accessory battery bracket in the engine bay to suit a monster 110Ah AGM power bank and power cables to the 20A in-vehicle CTEK charger.
Fuses and wiring craftsmanship are done to meticulous perfection by our auto electrician.
Next, we’ve added a third slim profile battery behind the back bench seat. It has an outstanding capacity of 120Ah. For reference, one of these batteries can run a 60L fridge/frizzer for more than a week.
Not to finish there, we’ve connected a REDARC smart battery isolation relay SBI-12 to feed a rear bumper Anderson plug. It is used for charging a caravan battery and a solar panel plug to supply the accessory batteries in the truck.
We also did few more improvements for the camping and OffRoad driving experience. A HEMA navigation unit took the place of the redundant rear view mirror, inheriting all the adjustments of the mirror. You can tilt and swivel around to suit your needs. All of its wiring was also carefully run around the windshield and connected behind the dashboard.
Few more essentials we’ve added to this project were the REDARC pillow pod gauges G52-VVA and G52-BET, monitoring starting battery voltage, accessory battery voltage, charging/discharging amperage of the accessory battery. We also added temperature in the fridge, turbo boost pressure, EGT exhaust gas temperature (or piro gauge) to precisely adjust your towing engine power.
Also, to control the electric trailer brakes, we installed a REDARC TowPRO. It is the best one in the market using G-sensors.
With the new installation this 79 series Land Cruiser will always have the necessary power when needed.