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#1 HUBBA.HUBBA

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:39 PM

I was thinking of getting a small 12v battery for things like timing light and testing. What do people use?

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:02 PM

Old 12v mini battery



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:32 PM

I don't use a separate one - what do you think the advantage would be?



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:37 PM

Only useful if you can’t access a 12v supply on the front of the car. Not an issue on most Minis.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:39 AM

Whilst it's not impossible to get to my battery, it is a bit awkward to get the clips on as it's in the wing.
I've ended up buying a small 12v 7amp battery from screwfix.
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#6 HUBBA.HUBBA

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:42 AM

Only useful if you can’t access a 12v supply on the front of the car. Not an issue on most Minis.


Like off the starter supply?

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:47 PM

Starter solenoid.

I think in your position I would install a heavy duty power point in the engine bay that could be used for this and to connect jump pleads should the need arise.



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:03 PM

Something like this:

http://www.vehicle-w...bution-post-red



#9 HUBBA.HUBBA

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:40 PM

I really like that idea



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:41 PM

these look good

 

https://www.12voltpl...t-kit-350a.html



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:53 PM

Yes, they'd work. 

Being through panel may give you more options with how you run the power to them, but could also give you headaches with ensuring they're insulated on the other side.






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