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Outboard has Charging Cables - Interference??
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posted 05-12-2006 01:38 PM ET (US)
My BW 13 inland fishing boat has a pull start 6 hp o/b with battery charging cables and 2 batteries (sometimes) to a typical 1-2-both-off battery switch. The battery switch common (boat side) feeds a Blue Sea 5025 fuse block with separate circuits for lights, fishfinder, marine vhf, 12 volt recepacle, and horn. OK if that charge cable + connects to the common (boat side) of the battery switch or is there practical risk of interference to the radio or fishfinder???
posted 05-12-2006 03:24 PM ET (US)
If the charge cable is attached to the common side of the
switch, and you ever set the switch to OFF with the engine
running, the voltage may go high and you may fry your
Isn't the more usual way to wire one of those: common to the
Two batteries with a pull-start 6HP is overkill, unless you
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