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 Post subject: Moving Battery to Boot
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:40 pm 
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Hi guys,

I need to relocate the battery of my EF to the boot (or more accurately, to anywhere that's not the engine bay).

What's involved, what parts do I need and so on.

I think I need an Optima yellow top or Odyssey something so it can go in the cabin. I'm cool with that (although I have a fairly new normal battery that will go to waste). What model batteries do people recommend?

What sort of electrical cable do I need to run to the front of the car?
Can I just join the new cable from the battery to the normal positive power cables that connect to the battery?
I plan to just ground from the battery straight to the chassis. No problem there I'm assuming?
Obviously put a big f**k fuse or circuit breaker right next to the battery. What sort of current ratings are people using?
I want to run a battery kill switch so I can isolate from under the bonnet - once again, what sort of parts do people recommend
I also wanted to run a positive battery post (I've seen it once before) in case I need a jump start at any point - does anyone know where to get them from?

I think thats all my questions for now. I look forward to some responses.

Thanks guys,
Nic

 

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 Post subject: Re: Moving Battery to Boot
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:49 pm 
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Hey mate, I haven't relocated my battery to the boot but I am using an Optima Yellow Top and the model number is D34 ;)
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 Post subject: Re: Moving Battery to Boot
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:31 pm 
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my mates ve ute has a positive battery post under the bonnet and the battery is mounted elsewhere standard so im sure it wouldnt be too hard to rig up if you knew someone had a ve you could sus out

 

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 Post subject: Re: Moving Battery to Boot
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:07 pm 
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VE ute's battery is behind passenger seat.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Moving Battery to Boot
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:23 am 
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Hey guys, thanks for that. Yeah, I knew about the VEs, and I've seen a handful of E-series with that kind of thing as well.

Thanks Benji, model number helps too.

 

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