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    Quote Originally Posted by laughto View Post
    Has anyone installed a Traxide Battery Isolator in their new Defender?
    Hi laughhto and while I was in the process of developing two new kits for the New Defenders, owing to a world wide shortage of IC, have have now limited all my kit production to just D3s and D4s.

    It will be at least 12 months before the IC I use, are available and so it will be at least 12 months before I have kits for the new defender..

    Here is a link where I explain my predicament and what kits will be available for the foreseeable future.

    I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

    TRAXIDE Dual battery Kits, URGENT Notification

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivesafe View Post
    Hi laughhto and while I was in the process of developing two new kits for the New Defenders, owing to a world wide shortage of IC, have have now limited all my kit production to just D3s and D4s.

    It will be at least 12 months before the IC I use, are available and so it will be at least 12 months before I have kits for the new defender..

    Here is a link where I explain my predicament and what kits will be available for the foreseeable future.

    I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

    TRAXIDE Dual battery Kits, URGENT Notification
    Thanks Tim, I did not see this as have been concentrating on the Defender forum only.

    Any recommendations for a Battery Isolator in lieu of your system? DM me if you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughto View Post
    Thanks Tim, I did not see this as have been concentrating on the Defender forum only.

    Any recommendations for a Battery Isolator in lieu of your system? DM me if you prefer.

    Wayne
    The intervolt below has customisable cut voltage.

    intervolt Electronic Battery Isolator EBI12100A – Raw 12 Volt
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoJeffster View Post
    The intervolt below has customisable cut voltage.

    intervolt Electronic Battery Isolator EBI12100A Ė Raw 12 Volt
    Something you have used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laughto View Post
    Something you have used?
    Nope. Was looking at this and the Traxide and went Traxide, but the benefit of Traxide allowing you to also consume some of your primary battery with the voltage cutout at 12.2v is also a feature of this, so makes sense itíll deliver a similar outcome Traxide Isolator
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoJeffster View Post
    Nope. Was looking at this and the Traxide and went Traxide, but the benefit of Traxide allowing you to also consume some of your primary battery with the voltage cutout at 12.2v is also a feature of this, so makes sense itíll deliver a similar outcome Traxide Isolator
    If someone is going to wait for my isolators to become available, they would be far better off just using a standard solenoid type isolator rather than pay the price for one of those.

    My DT90 is around the same price as their cheapest unit.

    But the DT90 protects both the cranking battery and the auxiliary battery. That one only protects the cranking battery.

    The DT90 comes with the In-Cab module that allows you to make operating changes while sitting in the driver's seat. That unit needs you to go out under the bonnet and actually re-program it, each time you want a charge.

    The DT 90 has other features just not available on other types of isolators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughto View Post
    Something you have used?
    I have used both intervolt (the 150 amp model) and traxide. I prefer the intervolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    I have used both intervolt (the 150 amp model) and traxide. I prefer the intervolt.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivesafe View Post
    Why?
    a) When I went to install it, it was wired incorrectly from the factory, the remote unit didn't work as per the supplied installation instructions. Phone call sorted it - excellent service but unnecessary hassle.

    b) After a few months use it burnt out on a remote trip. Terminals overheated. Just bypassed it and returned it for repair when I got home. New unit returned with modified terminals. Lifetime warranty, excellent service but unnecessary hassle and besides it failed when I needed it.

    c) Second unit burnt out on next remote trip. Terminals overheated. Just bypassed it and returned it for repair when I got home. New unit returned with modified terminal lock nuts. Lifetime warranty, excellent service but unnecessary hassle and besides it failed when I needed it again.

    d) Third unit installed burnt out on next remote trip. Terminals overheated. Just bypassed it and chucked it out when I got home. Lifetime warranty, excellent service but unnecessary hassle and besides it failed when I needed it once again.

    Intervolt - Completely solid state, no moving parts. Decent terminal block. Negligible current draw when idle. Positive indication of state - ''on (joined) / 'off' (isolated), no mickey mouse flashing, blinking, fading in, fading out LED to indicate state. Programmable to same cut in / cut out voltages as Traxide. Able to have remote switch in cab to join / isolate as per Traxide. Able to show status in cab remote (ie joined / isolated) as per Traxide.

    But the big thing, it has not burnt out yet.
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    I see and understandable.

    Also yours was not the only one to fail.

    It took a while to find the problem and fix it.

    I ended up bringing out a completely new unit and also a new high current version of the DT90.

    And like anything new, these had a few teething problems but all sorted.

    Sorry Ferret for the inconvenience caused by the older unit.

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