Secondary battery and isolator installation

2013-11-26 08:29 by Ian

I bought a 250A battery isolator on ebay for $70, but when the thing arrived, I realized that I had a serious problem on my hands. The thing was too long to fit in any convenient mounting location. So I had to get creative.

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The front panel

2013-09-14 16:40 by Ian

The front panel is the replacement face-plate for the radio box. It is the base of the user interface for the car computer.

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Locker Override and Undercarriage Lighting

2013-09-14 08:24 by Ian

As far as I can tell, this blank space next to the DC power outlets has no purpose intended by Jeep. So I defined a purpose for it.

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The top plate

2013-08-23 09:50 by Ian

The top plate in the radio box holds the bulk of the custom circuitry for the car computer. Mounted to it, we have the public address (PA) amplifier, the DC/DC for the amplifier, my hand-built filter and audio-level shifter, the main CPU board, the audio board, and a handful of regulators and MOSFETs.

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The Heep

2013-08-12 17:58 by Ian

If ever there was a mass-produced vehicle that catered to the DIY crowd, the Jeep is it. This entry will serve as the root page for all the modification I've done to my 2006 Rubicon.

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The Overhead Console

2012-04-15 18:15 by Ian

The biggest drawback to driving a Jeep is the fact that you can't easily protect its contents from theft. So if you have a firearm or an expensive radio transceiver stored in it, you should figure that it will eventually be stolen.

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