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New gear: Projecta battery maintainer + Direction Plus chip + Hellyers Road whisky

By Dean Mellor, 03 May 2020 Gear

New 4x4 gear Projecta battery maintainer Direction Plus chip Hellyers Road whisky feature

Some ideas for your next trip, from Projecta, Direction Plus and Hellyers Road

NEW 4x4 equipment, courtesy of Projecta and Direction Plus. Plus, something warm and tasty for the campsite.

Projecta Monocrystalline Battery Maintainer

Flat starting batteries will be a thing of the past thanks to Projecta’s new Monocrystalline Battery Maintainers. Small enough to be stored in a vehicle’s glovebox, the battery maintainers use monocrystalline technology to efficiently convert sunlight into energy. They come with removable suction caps for temporary mounting to windscreens, or can be attached to a vehicle’s sun visor using elastic straps.

Available in 12 Volt 5W (SPA5) and 12 Volt 10W (SPA10) models, the battery maintainers are the ideal way to keep your vehicle’s starting battery charged without the need to rely on mains power.

Connecting the battery maintainers to a vehicle’s battery is simple thanks to the included accessory plug, or connect them directly using the included battery clamps. The battery maintainers have been designed to function in a large operating temperature range of between -40°C to 70°C.

RRP: $79 (SPA5); $99 (SPA10)
Website: www.projecta.com.au

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Response Plus Performance Chip by Direction Plus

For those after better performance from their diesel 4x4s, whether for on-road driving, off-road rock crawling or towing heavy trailers, the Response Plus Performance Chip has been engineered to unleash the full power and torque potential that’s often restricted though factory programming of a vehicle’s onboard computer. Every Response Plus Performance Chip is programmed for to suit specific vehicle makes and models, yet installation is a simple plug-and-play affair.

As well as the above benefits, the Response Plus Performance Chip is claimed to offer improved driveability and the potential for better fuel economy. It has been extensively tested in Australian conditions and is covered by a five-year warranty.

RRP: $995
Website: www.direction-plus.com

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Hellyers Road Distillery’s Original 12 Year Single Malt Whisky

If you like the odd tipple of Tassie’s finest, you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that Hellyers Road Distillery’s Original 12 Year Single Malt Whisky has been relaunched. The previous issue of this fine single malt whisky sold out in just 18 months, so this is your chance to get a hold of a bottle from the award-winning distiller, which picked up the gong for Champion Australian Distiller at the 2019 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

The 12 Year Single Malt is distilled using premium Tasmanian barley and pure Tasmanian drinking water, and is then housed in premium American oak barrels for 12 years. The distiller describes the whisky as having “hints of citrus, lemon and orange, while the palate is in receipt of a vanilla sweetness transcending a warm, toasty aftertaste conjuring impressions of freshly buttered sourdough”.

RRP: $131.45 (700ml)
Website: www.hellyersroaddistillery.com.au

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