BV in a Land Rover?

#1
I have seen Landies fitted with BVs in the past, quick question. What are they like? Given that the power consumption must be enourmous for the Landys generator/alternator.
 
#2
Ones i have seen old boy have been in FFR stylee versions and so would have had a 90 Amp turning and burning under the bonnet. Plenty of gusto in that bad boy.
Hope this helps.
 
#3
That is what I sort of thought. Normally seen in the back of the RSWOs wagon!!!

Anyone know of one fitted to a bog standard rover?
 
#4
No, and it would be an unauthorised Modification making you liable for any costs incurred from damaged caused to equipment or people :x

Then again if your a civvy & its a civvy vehicle, the answer would be the same :)

Have fun :D
 
#5
Calm Englishspringer, it is for my own (as in personally owned) landy. I reckon it would be just the ticket. But I have to get around its rather extreme Ampage requirements.
 
#7
No, but I do do expeds far and wide over europe and northern Africa.
 
#8
Ummmm.... Wouldn't it require a 24v system as not fitted ordinary Lannies?
 
#10
We did this with a BV borrowed from a 432. It worked but we had to keep the revs going high.
 
#11
Have a kettle. Just looking in to the situation. 24v is a bit of a drama, although I think I have a way around it (REME VE helped on that), main problem is ampage.

I also have two extra batteries stashed away in side the vehicle (fully isolated from the vehicle battery) to power things like the fridge etc when stationary.
 
#12
Running a BV from the box standard Rover loom will fry the alternator in the long term. FFR's with the batteries fitted in the rear are more than ample for the job.
 
#15
chocolate_frog said:
I have seen Landies fitted with BVs in the past, quick question. What are they like? Given that the power consumption must be enourmous for the Landys generator/alternator.
Would work on an FFR :)

But you'd get twatted for having an illegal mod mate. :(
 

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#16
Typical for many years all you can buy in ex army landies is bl00dy 24v and all of a sudden there isnt one and he needs it!
 
#17
Stop at a service station and buy one of those mugs you can plug into your fag lighter socket!!
 
#18
If you have two 12v batteries in the back and they are wired in parallel (or series I cant fecking remember) then they'll run it. The trouble is recharging those batteries. Thats why 432's have to be running to use the BV.
 
#19
as a reme tech i know a bit of this what you need to do for a civvy vehicle is just get a power inverter plugged into fag lighter and a normal kettle running stuff of straight of batteries reduces there life span, obviously not a problem with army batts and mr 1043, plus you will be able to charge mobile or gameboy,

chuzu
 
#20
Chuzu said:
as a reme tech i know a bit of this what you need to do for a civvy vehicle is just get a power inverter plugged into fag lighter and a normal kettle running stuff of straight of batteries reduces there life span, obviously not a problem with army batts and mr 1043, plus you will be able to charge mobile or gameboy,

chuzu
Heh, damn straight.
 

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