Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 05-23-2011, 10:30 PM
Jacket's Avatar
Jacket Jacket is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 4,023
Default

The 80 has been sitting since Saturday with the fridge running, and I checked it tonight and it still seemed good. Voltage on the battery was 11.4V. I cranked the temperature down to 27* to get the compressor to cycle on, which it did and ran steadily and happily for 5 minutes.

So the problem definitely stems from something in the 12v socket plug setup I had previously. With 14g wire and the Anderson plugs the voltage drop seems to be minimal.
__________________
- Matt
1976 FJ40 - green and mostly stock
1996 FZJ80 - not so stock
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-24-2011, 08:07 AM
subzali's Avatar
subzali subzali is offline
Rising Sun member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 7,542
Default

Will your battery start the 80 on 11.4V?

Looks like a very cool solution!
__________________
Matt Miller
TLCA# 13684
Rising Sun Bio
1977 FJ40 2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering, soon to lose the Sanden OBA to go back to factory emissions
1996 FZJ80 1FZ-FE factory lockers + Safari Turbo , CDL switch, cup holder, AATLAS1X leather, heated seats and JDM switches
2000 Tundra Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-24-2011, 08:32 AM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 6,549
Default

Not sure if it would work with your outlet, but you see the little hole in the middle of the assembled PowerPole? You are supposed to put a tiny roll pin in there to keep the two parts from sliding back.



But if you leave out the roll pin you can thread a small ziptie or a twisted piece of wire through both holes of the mated connector, which keeps them from vibrating apart.
__________________
'91 Toyota Pickup
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29

"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'" -- Samuel Butler
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-24-2011, 09:04 AM
Jacket's Avatar
Jacket Jacket is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 4,023
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by subzali View Post
Will your battery start the 80 on 11.4V?

Looks like a very cool solution!
It's an aux battery, so it's not needed for starting.

Dave - The wall mount came with a roll pin, but the individual connectors I bought are actually bonded together and won't slide.
__________________
- Matt
1976 FJ40 - green and mostly stock
1996 FZJ80 - not so stock
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-24-2011, 09:37 AM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 6,549
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacket View Post
It's an aux battery, so it's not needed for starting.

Dave - The wall mount came with a roll pin, but the individual connectors I bought are actually bonded together and won't slide.
Understand, a dab of super glue is good for that. I was thinking along the lines of the fridge plug vibrating out of the bulkhead.
__________________
'91 Toyota Pickup
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29

"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'" -- Samuel Butler
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-22-2011, 01:12 PM
Jacket's Avatar
Jacket Jacket is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 4,023
Default

Dave - were you thinking something like this:



These plugs don't really "lock" together, so I could see there being some risk of separation if excessive vibrations were present.
__________________
- Matt
1976 FJ40 - green and mostly stock
1996 FZJ80 - not so stock
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-03-2012, 11:25 AM
CardinalFJ60's Avatar
CardinalFJ60 CardinalFJ60 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 1,568
Default about to PP the fridge...couple questions...

Hey Matt, I'm about to do this same thing to try to address that crazy RFI coming from my fridge (doing this before looking at grounding inside the fridge).

Questions...

1. did you just cut off the cig lighter end and PP the existing plug that goes to the fridge? Or did you make a whole new 10g jumper?
2. Do I need to figure out Pos/Neg on that existing plug? if so, how?

thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-03-2012, 11:43 AM
Jacket's Avatar
Jacket Jacket is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 4,023
Default

I used the existing ARB plug and disassembled the 12v male socket plug end, and replaced it with the PP connectors. It's fairly obvious once you open up the socket which wire is which, but as I recall the positive wire runs to the metal tip at the end of the plug and the negative wire joins the side contacts that touch the outside circumference of the female socket.

Making this change is a good move. I fiddled with different 12v sockets and wires for for months trying to solve various problems before changing to the Powerpoles. I haven't given it a single thought since I made the change.
__________________
- Matt
1976 FJ40 - green and mostly stock
1996 FZJ80 - not so stock
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-03-2012, 11:55 AM
CardinalFJ60's Avatar
CardinalFJ60 CardinalFJ60 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 1,568
Default perfect!

thanks!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-03-2012, 12:03 PM
rover67's Avatar
rover67 rover67 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boulder, Co
Posts: 5,281
Default

I did my fridge with the power poles and it is great.

I replaced the whole wire coming from the board inside the fridge. Probably more than you need to do. Mine is the edgestar so it needed a bit more work. I think the majority of the edgestars complaints stem from the bad power cord and mine has worked perfectly ever since I did the conversion.
__________________
Marco Capote
KDGWX
85 FJ60
82 FJ40
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.