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Old 04-07-2003, 07:38 AM
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Default Please explain wiring diagram for me

Special-K... It sounds like you have a plain On/Off switch that has been rigged as it was not intended. Sound right? If you rewiring I might suggest two switches as in photo below: You can do almost what you want to do with one swith as in your Diagram #1 but you'll still need a new switch. With two switches as above (Perko Diagram #2) I have a greater range of options. Off, Both motors on one battery (either battery #1 or #2), both motors on both batteries (All), Starboard motor on #1 and Port on #2 or visa versa. By the way NEVER shut of motors by the switch, use ignition key. Hope this gets you on the right track. I like to think...two motors, two batteries, and two switches; minimum. Some people go with three or four batteries. Oh, one last point, the motor is always charging the battery its connected to by the switch.

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