Since we’ve added a bunch of powered accessories to the 4Runner, not least of which a fridge, we wanted to go with a state-of-the-art power management system to ensure our vehicle’s 12-volt battery as well as our auxiliary battery both remain fully charged and ready for an adventure at a moment’s notice.
We picked the REDARC RedVision and Manager30.
Born in Australia, REDARC has 40 years of experience in manufacturing off-grid solutions for overlanding vehicles, RVs, and trailers. REDARC makes the most rugged, reliable, and innovative battery chargers, 12V management systems and trailer braking products on the market. So there are no limits to where you can go and what you can do.
REDARC specializes in gear that keeps you off-grid for as long as you want. The brand knows dual battery systems like no one else and its in-vehicle chargers can keep you on the road indefinitely.
The Manager30 is a battery management system that knows how to put you in charge. The Manager30 is a state-of-the-art battery management system designed to charge and maintain auxiliary batteries by incorporating AC, DC, and solar inputs.
This ‘set-and-forget’ system operates like six separate products in one: an auxiliary vehicle battery charger whilst on the move, 110-volt charger; solar regulator; battery isolator; remote battery monitor, and load-disconnect controller.
When the Manager30 is paired with RedVision, REDARC’s total vehicle management system, you can have complete peace of mind when going off grid.
RedVision allows you to control the on / off function of lights, fridge, inverter, compressor, water pumps etc. It also provides live information about water tanks levels, temperature and much more. The display uses a modern, user-friendly interface and features an easy to understand system layout plus can be paired to your smartphone (app available on IOS and Android).
With these features, it means you can relax and get to work knowing your total vehicle management system is taking care of everything.
Contemplating your next great adventure? Remember this: You’re only really ready when you’ve got REDARC on board.
The Manager30 is the battery management system that knows how to put you in charge. The Manager30 is a state-of-the-art battery management system designed to charge and maintain auxiliary batteries by incorporating AC, DC and solar inputs.
‘Set-and-forget’ system operates like six separate products in one: an auxiliary vehicle battery charger whilst on the move, a 110-volt charger; a solar regulator; a battery isolator; a remote battery monitor and a load-disconnect controller. With these features, it means you can relax and get to work knowing the battery management system is taking care of everything. Get live data at your fingertips on battery state of charge, consumption and power input.
RedVision is the ultimate control and monitoring system for your overlanding vehicle. It comes equipped with an In-vehicle mounted display and mobile friendly app that features the control and monitoring of many functions in an overlanding vehicle, camper trailer or motorhome in one place.
RedVision allows you to control multiple on-board devices, such as turning lights, inverter, water pumps and other loads such as televisions, electric steps and fridges on or off. It also provides you with the ability to monitor water levels, temperatures, energy (battery power) consumption and storage, with the battery information available when used with a REDARC Manager30 battery management system.
Combines power protection, distribution, and control in one unit
Accepts inputs for monitoring water levels and temperatures
Capable of switching devices on/off like lights, TV, electric steps etc
Bluetooth connectivity to mobile friendly app available on iOS and Android devices
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