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ACR wiring question. Not the same old one

Old 03-18-2007, 04:00 PM
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I just added a house battery to my boat. It is powered by a merc sterndrive. On this motor there was a 8 ga. wire that came off the 95amp fuse on the starter for house loads. I installed a new house fuse block to run all my electronics. The old house loads(pumps and lights) are run of a circut breaker panel. I am going to keep this and moved the power from the start battery to the house battery I do not want them draining the start battery. My question is, The power for the ignition switch and the gauges comes from the 8 gauge wire from the house battery now, is this ok or will it cause a problem? I do know that the volt gauge will not read the start battery this way and was going to run a seperate wire. Should I just run power to the ignition switch from the start battery?
Old 03-18-2007, 04:27 PM
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I'd leave your engine gauges connected to your start battery, especially since they are most likely connected through some sort of Merc wiring harness. Isolate the house load only (lights, electronics, etc.) to the house battery and use the ACR you mentioned to keep it charged.
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Thats what I was thinking, thanks

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