Battery boxes

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  1. bmb1uk

    bmb1uk Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, i am going to add 2 new 110ah batteries, under side seat and require a box/s, but do not want to buy them over priced things, what do you use and where from regards BAZ.
     
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    why bother with a battery box ?

    i have two 110ah batteries under the dinette seat and screwed a couple of nylon straps to the floor to hold them.
    even a battery box needs securing.

    as long as the breather tubes exit through the floor to outside air, which they should even with a box, i cant see the need.
     
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    i have sat our battery on a sheet of rubber to take any shock out, other than that just make sure they are secure and make sure nothing can make contact with the terminals
     
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    Provided there is nothing else stored in the under seat box I would agree with John.. but if you store other kit in the same box I would suggest fitting a plywood dividing wall with a top lid over the batteries, the last thing you want is a metal object sliding over the battery terminals.
    Even with vent pipes, the battery box should be vented to the outside of the van and sealed to prevent gas escaping into the van..
     
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    I think I would be inclined to sit the battery in a plastic tray to act as a bund in case you were ever to get a crack in the battery casing. :thumb:
     
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