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Old 04-13-2019, 09:29 PM   #1
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Vented battery box

The new Volante came with one battery in a vented box but not enough room for a second battery. The box is located in the pass through storage. So we are gonna need a new box for dual batteries that we can add a vent to. Easier said than done,
There are not many options out there so now we are leaning to a diy fix. Anyone tried this yet, and what did you use? We found a dewalt toolbox today that is sealed but we need to do some measurements to both the box and batteries . Just starting to plan this so we cruised the isles at the hardware store looking for options.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:55 PM   #2
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Is the toolbox metal or plastic? Metal would not be a good choice, and whatever you use, it must be vented.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:13 PM   #3
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this is what we started with. As you can see the box is not sealing well the self tapping screws were already stripping out.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:18 PM   #4
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I'd buy two new boxes, place side by side and vent them.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:18 PM   #5
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This is the box we used. We moved the breakers inside the box. Then a vent hole out the bottom through the floor, and one out the top and to the vent. We have some sealing and painting left to do. Already better seal than factory and 2 batteries are installed.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:37 PM   #6
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while we were there

Cleaned up the wiring re-plumbed the heater and plugged some holes
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Hard pipe for the bedroom. Put the half wall back up the far side wall in storage was damaged waiting on a replacement .
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Make sure your breaker is ignition protected being installed inside the cabinet with the batteries. Don't want an explosion should it trip. Ignition protected breakers are sealed. Looks really good.
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