Smart, affordable and prewired for virtually foolproof DIY flush mount installation… Baintech Distribution Panels let you charge and power multiple 12 volt devices at the same time from your dashboard or from the rear drawer in your 4WD.
As with all Baintech products, safety comes first: our Distribution Panels are fitted with circuit protection and 20amp resettable breakers.
For added convenience, each Distribution Panel also features 4 on/off switches so you can control each socket individually and use the fourth switch as you wish.
The Piranha Offroad Alternator Output Compensator AOC makes using a DC/DC isolator for dual battery management a thing of the past, for many vehicles.
Using the Piranha AOC in conjunction with a Piranha Dual Battery manager, DBE140S or DBE180-SX, allows you to use the full available output of the alternator to recharge your auxiliary battery / batteries while the vehicle is in use.
It will also charge your main battery if you have changed to a high technology AGM style battery.
The AOC is designed for use with many of today’s current 4×4 vehicles with VARIABLE RATE ALTERNATORS which up to now used a DC/DC style isolator, which is a high cost solution and limited to the output of the DC/DC. Most times slowing down the recharge time.
For such a small device it packs a very capable electronics package to provide a very useful .4Volt -.5Volt increase in your charge rate while still affording all the protection of a fused circuit as required by the manufacturer.
There are similar looking devices available that do not offer the fused protection of the Piranha AOC and are only one way.
Research and engineering have combined to provide this low cost, high technology solution, suitable for today’s vehicles.
Suitable for the following four wheel drive vehicles:
Toyota Prado 120 Series
Toyota Prado 150 Series
Toyota Hilux 2005 Onwards
Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series
Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series
Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series with V8 Diesel
Will suit other vehicles with ALT Sense wire, ALT S fuse, without a CANBUS system.
With the vehicle running use the multi-meter to establish alternator output at Main Battery, if already 14.5 Volts+, AOC not required.
WARNING: Do not use AOC if measured voltage at main battery is above 14.5V.
Now switch vehicle OFF and make sure ignition is OFF.
Locate fuse box under bonnet.
Remove the small ALT S fuse, usually 7.5 amp or 5 amp.
Refit the Piranha AOC.
Start vehicle and retest with multi-meter, should read 0.4V-0.5V higher than first reading.
If there is an overload or short circuit in the alternator sense cable the AOC is designed to fail, this is not covered by warranty.
The reseller or manufacturer cannot be held responsible for any failures or subsequent events as a result of using this product.
This is a modification to your vehicle and is undertaken at your own risk. Consult your owners manual or vehicle warranty information before making any modifications.
Modifications may affect vehicle manufacturers warranty conditions.
BOOSTS ALTERNATOR OUTPUT BY UP TO 0.5 VOLT
The AOC used in conjunction with a Piranha Dual Battery Manager (DBE140 & DBE180-SX) provides a technically superior solution to charging your auxiliary battery, at a fraction of the cost of using DC/DC step up chargers.
This Dual Battery Monitor is designed to provide a guide indicating voltages on your Main and Auxiliary batteries in a dual battery set up or just a Main or just an Auxiliary when used in a single battery set up.
3 digit display with bar graph.
Visual warnings for Low and Over voltage.
Compact design both Main & Auxiliary available simultaneously.
Please read these operating instructions before use!
Your new DBM5D Dual Battery Monitor is designed to give you a guide indicating the voltages on your Main and Auxiliary batteries in a dual battery setup or just a main or auxiliary battery in a single battery setup.
Mount the unit where it can be comfortably seen in the cabin of the vehicle with supplied hook and loop tape. Please use provided alcohol swab to remove any excess dirt or contaminates and allow to completely dry before appling tape. Apply 30 seconds of pressure to the tape during application and allow 24 hours curing time before mounting the display. Where possible please choose a plastic location for strongest mounting.
Do not mount near excessive moisture or heat.
Route cable as necessary to main and auxiliary batteries as required. Extending the cable may be required. (Note: Extra cabling not supplied)
Connect wires as per the colour cable guide below.
Unit features auto-dimming feature. Do not block sensor to left of screen for correct operation of dimming feature.
Care should be taken when installing the unit to optimise the viewing angle for the driver.
Cable Colour Guide:
Note: The White wire (Not shown above) is used for factory programming and calibration. It is not to be connected during the wiring and installation of the unit.
Input Voltage (DC)
5VDC to 17VDC
High Voltage Warning
Low Voltage Warning
35mA Running, 0.4mA Standby
Dual 3 Digit Graphical with Bargraph
59mm x 44mm x 21mm
1.5M 4-Core Cable
The following displays show the normal operation of the device and its warning features for Low Battery and Over Voltage. Note: These are visual warnings only. Unit will not disconnect or connect the system.
The product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of 24 months from the date of sale. This warranty covers defective parts and workmanship provided that the product is shipped prepaid to the seller within 24 months of purchase of goods. Our products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. The customer is entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. The customer is also entitled to have the products repaired or replaced if the products fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
We consider the DBE140SF to be the best value for money battery management system on the market today.
Fully Micro-Processor controlled to ensure your starting battery stays protected from your auxiliary battery and your fridge, camping lights and all the other non-critical accessories you need around the camp site.
To keep you vehicle protected, the DBE140SF has electronic current limiting built in which is lightning quick and spot on accurate.
The DBE140SF is fully sealed from water, dust and mud allowing the unit to be mounted in any orientation that suits your purpose.
Using the nickel plated brass nut and bolt connections for battery cables making the unit simple to install.
The flexibility of the unit allows you to easily upgrade an old or inferior isolator while using existing wiring.
Includes 100amp Midi Fuse and Holder.
Comes with a super 2 year warranty. 5 years if fitted by authorised Piranha agent.
Ensure the negative terminals from both the main and auxiliary batteries have been disconnected.
Note: Short circuiting of any wire to the body will cause damage to both the unit and the vehicle and will also void your warranty.
Mounting and Wiring Procedure:
Using built in brackets, mount DBE140SF unit on firewall securely as high as possible away from heat and water. (See wiring diagram)
Using 10mm2 automotive grade cable and 10-6 cable lug, connect POSITIVE to main battery. (100 Amp midi fuse recommended)
Attach earth cable to chassis or motor based earth. (Scratch back to bare metal)
Refer to USER INTERFACE – LED OPERATION for DBE140SF operation and enjoy your hassle free dual battery system!
Note: Do Not connect winches, welders or inverters above 1000 Watts to Aux. battery.
To check if the unit is operating, remove the Auxiliary Battery Cable from the Auxiliary Battery and install a test light between the earth and the Auxiliary cable. Start the vehicle engine and the test light should come on after 5 seconds or sooner.
Note: Some new vehicles may take some time before alternator activates. The alternator is wired via the ECU, which is wired via a temperature sensor. That means the engine needs to warm up first before the alternator starts charging. To do your test procedure you have to wait until the alternator activates before you can check whether of not it is charging.
LED LIGHT OPERATION DBE140SF
Two LED indicators provide an extensive user interface showing operational and diagnostic display, as follows:
Main battery greater than 12.8V.
Main battery greater than 12.8V and charging auxiliary battery.
Main battery less than 12.8V and auxiliary battery disconnected.
Overload – auxiliary battery disconnected. DBE140SF will automatically re-connect when safe to do so.
Over voltage – auxiliary battery disconnected. DBE140SF will automatically re-connect when safe to do so.
Fault with vehicle electrical system – VPF Enabled. Please check your vehicle for faulty connections. DBE140SF will automatically re-connect when the vehicle fault has been rectified.
Piranha’s DBE180-SX Electronic Isolator is a 180 Amp unit with full spike and surge protection and solar input to charge the auxiliary battery. With a plastic/nylon case, sealed relays and special coatings to resist corrosion and water damage, this is the toughest isolator Piranha has ever built.
The DBE180-SX Electronic Isolator is an ignition sensing isolator and is ideal for touring vehicles with multiple batteries or for those vehicles needing to provide charge to batteries in camper trailers or caravans.
VPF – Vehicle Protection Function Protects against overloads and faults.
Sense Function – Can operate using ignition sense or auto function.
100 Watt Solar Panel Input – Quick Connection from your Regulated Solar panel to your Auxiliary battery.
Diagnostic indicators – LED indicates Charging, non charging and fault modes.
Fully automatic operation using advanced electronics and high performance relays. The electronics are rated for tough 4WD conditions and the relays are sealed against dust and moisture.
High accuracy electronics manage the auxiliary battery for both effective charging and safe starting.
The main starting battery is always protected and cannot be drained by a load connected to the auxiliary battery.
Electronics are factory calibrated – no adjustments are required for the life of the unit.
Efficient low power design offers maximum charging current for the auxiliary battery.
New intelligent current limiting circuitry isolates auxiliary battery on accidental overload
Improved electrical spike and surge protection.
Easy to use:
New design with secure internal connection of battery cables
simple to install. All wires, including two 3m heavy duty high quality heat and oil resistant cables with built in strain relief are provided.
Easily mounted to engine bay or firewall
Large LED indicator provides clear feedback to the user
Manufactured in Australia to ISO9002 manufacturing standards
Output for remote monitoring auxiliary battery
Input for auxiliary battery charging with regulated solar panels (100 Watts MAX)
Convenient snap-fit connectors
Comes with a super 2 year warranty. 5 years if fitted by authorised Piranha agent.
Mount the isolator high up in the engine bay away from moisture and any source of external heat (e.g. Exhaust System).
Make sure that the cable entry holes and the isolator are pointing downwards.
For Ignition Sense Function – Connect WHITE wire to a 12 Volt ignition switched power source (12V side of ignition switch or wiper motor circuit).
For Battery Voltage Sense Function – Connect BLACK & WHITE wire to a good engine or chassis EARTH.
Connect the marked main battery cable to the positive terminal of the MAIN battery. For the isolator to function properly, the MAIN battery voltage must achieve at least 13.4V when the engine is running in its normal state.
Connect the AUXILIARY battery cable to the positive terminal of the AUXILIARY battery.
Ensure AUXILIARY battery is correctly earthed.
After mounting and wiring, to test if the unit is operating:
Remove the AUXILIARY cable (check writing on cable) from the AUXILIARY battery.
Install test light between AUXILIARY cable and EARTH.
Start the vehicle.
The test light should come on as soon as the main battery voltage exceeds 13.4 Volts. This could be within 1 sec. to 6 min. and the LED on the isolator should be GREEN. If not, check that the voltage of the MAIN battery is at least 13.4V.
LED LIGHT OPERATION DBE180-SX
Auxiliary not charging.
Auxiliary is in charging mode.
Auxiliary charging from main and solar.
Auxiliary charging from solar.
Auxiliary not charging. Will reboot when safe to do so. If condition persists then the VPF mode is activated.
Vehicle Protection Feature (VPF).
The “VPF” function is there to protect your vehicle electrics and may indicate:
Auxiliary battery has developed a fault.
Either the auxiliary battery earth or the DBE180-SX earth has been compromised, check and redo earths.
After rectifying problem, reboot the DBE180-SX by disconnecting power in and out and disconnect small earth and ignition wire. Wait 10 minutes and reconnect. Unit will reboot and go to green.
Do Not exceed the 5A limit when connecting a device to the Auxiliary Battery position of the DBE180-SX 4-terminal connector. Exceeding the 5A limit will cause damage to the DBE180-SX.
Winching may overload your vehicle’s alternator and charging system. Do Not winch from the Auxiliary Battery! Consult the owners maual of the winch. A dual battery kit does not necessarily protect you from overloading the vehicle’s charging system. Consult your Piranha dealer for specific information on this issue.
If using DBM4 battery protector with the low voltage cut out – it is necessary to follow the DBM4 protector wiring diagram precisely.