A Step-By-Step Video Guide

Installing Your Lithium Power Station

Join us as we guide you through the seamless installation of our KickAss Portable 120Ah Lithium Battery Box Power Station with DCDC Charger–a step-by-step series. This unit is completely pre-wired & includes a 12V lithium battery. Also includes a DC/DC charger to keep your battery charged, a battery tray, and a premium wiring kit. The lithium battery itself has a fully integrated BMS system to protect it from damage against accidental overcharging or discharging. 

Step 1

Decide on your installation location, and slide the power station into place to assess fit. Ensure it has adequate room and won’t be damaged by (or cause damage to) anything in the vicinity. 

Step 2

Once you have confirmed your exact installation spot, remove the battery box leaving the battery tray in place. This allows you to access the installation point more easily. 

Step 3

Use a paint pen to mark a minimum of 4 mounting points. 

Step 4:

Select an appropriate drill bit, and carefully drill holes into your installation location, ensuring they line up with the mounting points marked with your paint pen. Once you have drilled your holes, check that the fit lines up as expected with the battery tray. Using a rivnut tool, insert base nuts securely. 

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Step 6:

Drop your battery box back in place on the battery tray, and tighten the straps. Look at where your inputs are, and identify the most convenient place to install your wiring. Once you have pinpointed where holes will need to be drilled for access points, loosen the straps and remove the battery box again. 

Step 7:

Run your cables in whatever way will best suit your vehicle, your battery, and your preferences. If necessary, use cable glands to waterproof any exposed connections. 

Step 8:

Carefully drill any holes needed before running your wires through, and use a paint pen to cover any exposed metal to prevent rust. Be sure to wait for your paint pen to dry before continuing your installation. 

Step 9:

Insert your cable grommet into your drilled hole and secure (being careful not to over-tighten). Feed your cable through the back of the grommet, and pull through as needed. 

Step 10:

Decide on the best way to secure your front-of-vehicle connections. This will vary depending on the type of vehicle. The KickAss DCDC wiring kit comes with 3 connections. The positive red wire connects directly to the positive terminal of your vehicle’s starter battery. The black negative wire connects to the negative terminal of your battery. The final wire is the trigger wire (also known as a signal cable). The trigger wire goes directly into the fuse box, and must be attached to a circuit that is only turned on when the car is running (to avoid draining your starter battery). We recommend using a fuse tap on your trigger wire. 

Step 11:

Attach the positive wire to the positive terminal of your vehicle’s starter battery, using your fingers & then a socket tightener. Be careful not to over tighten. 

Step 12:

Attach the negative wire to the negative terminal of your vehicle’s starter battery, using your fingers & then a socket tightener. Be careful not to over tighten.  

Then, attach your trigger wire to a fuse that is only turned on when the car is running.

Step 13:

Return to the back of the vehicle, and attach the wiring protruding from your grommet to your 3 pin Anderson connector. You should hear an audible click.

Step 14:

Confirm the required length of your wires, and push any excess back into the grommet before tightening. 

Step 15:

Return the battery box to its tray, and insert the Anderson connection. Again, you will hear an audible click. Once your battery is safely in the battery tray, tighten the straps. If your power station has a DCDC charger in the lid, remember to remove the plastic cover. 

Step 16:

If you’re unsure, or don’t know which battery will suit your needs best, get in touch. All our staff are 12V experts, and will be happy to talk through your specific requirements.