Bushman 12v 130-X & VoltaX Lithium & Enerdrive DCDC

We have had a lot of issues with the old 3way fridge running on gas in hot weather not getting cold enough. We decided to ditch it in favour of a Bushman 12v 130-X fridge. We also installed a VoltaX 200AH lithium battery & an Enerdrive DCDC 40+ charger to run it. We also had a gas bayonet installed at the front of the van so we can run our BBQ directly without requiring an additional bottle.

Battery setup in front toolbox

Battery setup in front toolbox

  • 200ah Lithium and an Enerdrive DCDC charger – redid all of the wiring and fuse system
  • Everything is fused and cable is sized according to Enerdrive recommendations
  • New cable run inside van for both the fridge and the rooftop solar – 240w panels on roof
  • Added Anderson plug for external unregulated solar panels – we have a 300w Antem solar blanket so will have 540w total if needed
  • Had gas fitter do a new gas certificate after removal of gas line for fridge
  • Gas fitter installed a bayonet to the van for plugging in a BBQ
  • Gas fitter installed a new gas regulator

New Bushman 12v 130-X Fridge

New Bushman 12v 130-X Fridge

How Much Did It All Cost?

Well it wasn’t exactly a cheap exercise but it will be worth it to no have to put up with the temperamental old 3way fridge.

Bushman 130-X fridge$1495
Enerdrive DCDC charger$465
200ah Volta-X lithium battery$960
Fuses, cable, cable lugs and miscellaneous bits$250
New regulator and hoses$150
Gas fitter$350
Total Cost$3670

Conclusion

It took me about 2 full weekends to install it all. It works great and we are very happy with the result. Here’s to plenty of cold beers on this years National Muster!

Supreme Getaway New Hose and Regulator Setup

Supreme Getaway New Hose and Regulator Setup

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