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Portable Power Pack - by National Luna

The National Luna Portable Power Pack is a removeable, compact battery box with built-in split-charge isolator, ideal for modern vehicles that cannot accomodate a second battery in the engine compartment. The design of the Portable Power Pack allows it to be used as a standby power pack for 12-volt appliances.

The Portable Power Pack features fused accessory plugs, a polarised high-power plug and built-in battery monitor with low-battery and over-charge warnings. The built-in plugs can be used for low-power accessories such as refrigerators, pumps, compressors, lights and other 12-volt electronic devices. The high-current input-output can be used for higher power requirements such as invertors or battery chargers. The built-in split-charge isolator is fully automatic and does not require additional hardware in the application vehicle.
  • Simple installation
  • Removeable / Portable design
  • Fully automatic split-charge isolator
  • Built-in battery monitor and input voltage monitor
  • Remote battery monitor port (for remote dual battery controller)
  • Slide-lock lid
  • Bolt-down / Strap-down design
  • Electronics isolated from battery compartment
  • Can accomodate standard automotive battery types
  • 7-metre heavy-duty cable supplied with attached coupler
  • Fuse-protected plugs and connections
  • Battery hold-down bracket supplied
  • In-line fuse supplied
  • Additional battery terminals and hardware supplied
  • Additional cables, hardware and monitors available separatelly



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Product Questions

What is the recommended method to secure the Portable Power Pack in the bed of a vehicle?
Question by Jon Grannis
The easily-removable method to secure the Portable Power Pack is to strap it down with a pair of straps to mounting points right next to the base on the floor. The more permanent method is to drill through the bed and through-bolt the box, allowing room for the top to slide off. There are four dimples in the plastic housing to use as a guide for drilling.
Answer by Front Runner
Can I put an Odyssey 34R-PC1500T battery with reversed poles in the NL PPP?
Question by Et
The charging, isolating, and monitoring circuitry is designed for standard-polarity batteries, so a reversed-polarity battery might not work in the PPP. The main battery leads inside the box might also be cut to a certain length to accommodate standard batteries. We recommend consulting the manufacturer, National Luna, for confirmation.
Answer by Front Runner
I want to use the Portable Power Pack in a teardrop trailer, so I can not connect it directly to the car battery. Is it possible to connect it to 12V source from the trailer connector (13 pin EU) (10A) to charge it on the road and then use a 220V charger to charge it while camping?
Question by Albert
Charging your power pack via the trailer connector will only work about 50%. It would be best to run 16mm (6 AWG) cable from the main battery all the way to the power pack separated at the tow hitch by a high-current-capacity connector (50 Amp Anderson plug). You should also use a 100 Amp inline fuse on the positive cable at the main battery terminal, and at the power pack terminal.
Answer by Front Runner
Does the power pack have space for an Exide GF12076V gel battery with the following dimensions:
330mm length
171mm width
214mm height of battery cover
236mm height including the terminals
Thanks
Stanislas
Question by Stanislas Verdonckt
Yes, the internal dimensions of the battery compartment is 350mm x 185mm x 240mm.
Answer by Front Runner
Can the NL PPP be connected as the 3rd battery?
Connected in line from the the auxiliary battery that is fixed in the vehicle allowing it to charge while driving, but then also run off solar when left at camp?
Question by Creesen
The National Luna power pack can be connected to the vehicle’s auxiliary battery, keeping in mind that once the solenoid engages, it connects the batteries in parallel and the alternator is put under strain as 3 batteries need to get charged. In almost all cases the battery in the NLPP is a different type than the batteries fitted in the vehicle. Charging different types of batteries inline is not ideal as each battery type reacts differently to charge. The battery will charge and care must be taken not to drain the battery too much as it will take much longer to top up. The grey 50A plug on the side of the electrical panel can be used as a solar input plug. Be sure to connect the regulator to the battery first, via the 50A plug, before connecting the panel on the regulator.
Answer by Front Runner
How about using Solar to charge this Pack?
Question by Tim
It's been done! There are a lot of variables so please give us a call so we can help you make a plan.
Answer by Front Runner
This power pack include DUAL BATTERY CONTROLLER?
Question by IRWAN HARTONO
The power pack has 2 monitors build in, one for input voltage and one for auxiliary battery status. The dual controller is sold separately.
Answer by Front Runner
Can this be charged from a cigarette lighter socket? Specifically, a Ford Ranger with 12v socked installed in the load bin: can I plug this into the socket, and will it charge the battery in this power pack? If yes, can a fridge be run off this pack while it connected to the load bin socket and he engine is running?
Question by Chris
Unfortunately, no battery will charge properly from a cigarette socket. This National Luna kit comes with two 16mm square cables and connections that are used to get a proper charge. However, this cable needs to connect to the main battery. It will be long enough to reach the load bin. It also comes with a big 100amp fuse, that will need to be fitted on the positive line.

As an Auxiliary Power source yes it will run a fridge.
Answer by Front Runner
What type and size Battery is recommended for your system
Question by Simon Hendrikz
Deep cycle or AGM style batteries would be the best option.

The maximum size battery that will fit is: 330mm L x 175mm W x 220H
Answer by Front Runner
Can the National Luna Power pack connect to two 80w solar panels to charge the battery instead of the car alternator?
Question by Mark Hughes
You can connect a solar panel to the National Luna Pack, but the connection from the panel controller needs to be connected directly to the battery. The solar panels will not be strong enough to power the internal solenoid.
Answer by Front Runner
Can I run a fridge off the Luna PPP in the back of my truck instead of from a 12V outlet all the time? In other words would the fridge be plugged into the LPPP when driving as well as when the truck is parked?

Question by tony
Tony,

The Power Pack is pretty much an enclosed Dual Battery Kit. If your intention is to make it act as a secondary battery charged from the alternator, you will have to wire it accordingly despite its location. If you just want a extra standalone source of power in the rear, it can act this way as well. Please let us know if this answers your question.
Answer by Front Runner
The Power Pack is a enclosed Dual Battery Kit for a secondary battery, it can be mounted in the engine bay and easily removed for external use. Yes, you may also mount it in the rear. However, to utilize its functions as a secondary battery for your car it must be wired to the engine bay. You may also use it as a standalone power source without wiring it, although this would drain the battery you put in it.
Answer by Front Runner

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