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bluewaterpirate posted 02-26-2006 06:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for bluewaterpirate   Send Email to bluewaterpirate  
Dual Circuit PlusTM Battery Switch Advantages:

1. Simple ON/OFF switching in NORMAL operation (with an ACR or islolator installed)

2. Normal "ON" position isolates Start and House circuits to:
• reduce the chance of fully discharging both batteries
• protect electronics from engine starting sags and spikes

3. "Combine Batteries" position parallels two battery banks in the event of a low Start battery

For the full story .......

http://www.bluesea.com/product.asp?Product_id=174086

Tom

andygere posted 02-28-2006 12:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Looks like a nice unit, but it's unclear to me how the house battery gets charged. Does it have an integral voltage sensing relay? The product literature does not mention it. What's an ACR? It it the same as a VSR?

It's good to see a better solution to the 1-2-Both switches out there. I think if more folks paid attention to these critical components of their boat electrical systems, there would be less business for Sea Tow, and batteries would be lasting a lot longer. I did notice that an option for the new E-TECs is a dual battery wiring harness that takes advantage of an integral VSR.

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