Whether you need portable power on the work site or a second battery to run the fridge, an auxiliary battery box is the perfect solution. The ArkPak AP-730 provides 12V and 240V power, can be used as a 12V battery charger, battery management system, and a dual-battery system all in one. The ArkPak AP-730 is compatible with all 4WD batteries, including lead acid, calcium, gel and AGM of up to 130Ah in size. A time-saving feature is the easy step-by-step guide that takes you through the new battery set-up process, remembers the last battery you used, and will warn you if there's a fault with the battery. Once you've dropped in your battery, ARK tells us you'll get up to three days of continuous 240V power, or up to seven days of 12V power from a 130Ah deep-cycle battery based on the power consumption of a 37L fridge/freezer.
If you've got someone in the family who simply won't leave home without their slice of technology, a built-in 300W inverter provides 240V power without the need to run an external inverter or additional cabling. Power is delivered through the 240V mains socket, two 12V cigarette lighter ports, a 5V USB connection, external high-current terminals or via the 50A Anderson plug, all of which can be used simultaneously. As well as being a portable power station, the ArkPak has a built-in 7AMP seven-stage Smart Charger. It's designed to regulate the charge to the internal 12V battery throughout its life just by leaving it plugged in at home. So you don't have to worry about checking the battery every few hours, the ArkPak has a Time Tracker function. It's essentially an on-board microprocessor that constantly assesses the state of the battery. It tells you both the percentage of battery remaining, and the number of hours until it's full during charging via an interactive LCD screen.
A beautiful feature for those struggling to find room for a second battery under your bonnet is the now included DC-DC 12V Car Charger that lets you charge up and run your ArkPak via your vehicle's 12V lighter socket. What this means is you can charge your ArkPak using the 4WD's alternator just like a conventional dual-battery system. If you're staying in the one place for a while and don't want to flatten your starting battery, you can also recharge your ArkPak using the 240V charging adaptor, the Anderson plug, or even via solar panels.Read more