DropTableAdventures - Offroad Vehicle Setup for Overland Travel: The DropTableAdventures Way : The Electrical System


Season Identifier S05E04
Original Filename 04-electrical.mov
Date Filmed 2021-12-26
Date Uploaded 2022-03-09 06:58:01 UTC
Date Released 2022-03-23 06:55:25 UTC
Location(s) Lake Hattah Campground
Notable Equipment None
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8
Software Used Final Cut Pro, mTracker 3D, OmniGraffle
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The fourth video in the series, but the first I thought really got exciting.



Full Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3k_zbyfFeEdLOsk_c6juJsdDqvMGZgP7 In the fourth instalment, I discuss the electrical system and let loose some opinions which when heard by some people will make the sparks fly! We cover how to charge lithium batteries with no DC-DC converter, how certain manufacturers cut corners on Lithium BMS systems, how to adjust alternator voltage outputs, how to make diode block splitters work with modern alternators, what we use to charge USB-C devices, and why everything’s Anderson Powerpole connectors.

0:00 Intro (featuring terrible pun) 0:08 Batteries (under bonnet) 01:10 Third battery - Lithium 01:26 How to charge it without a DC-DC converter 03:24 How to make a diode block splitter work on a modern alternator 05:25 Battery in the back - accessory fusebox 06:11 What does a BMS do? 07:35 And why a good BMS means you can just connect it up and it’ll work 10:09 Battery monitoring in the front 12:06 How we know we’re not ruining the battery in this setup 12:22 Lithium batteries are expensive! But actually they’re cheaper… 14:17 Anderson PowerPole connectors on everything! 15:22 Additional DIY battery pack for portable use 16:07 A decent USB-C laptop charger and what to look for 17:32 A decent 5v USB charger 18:00 Up Next / Outro