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Old 05-11-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default HERE'S A CRAZY QUESTION

Talking to a buddy today and we somehow ended up on the subjest of "When do you connect your electronics?".... for example, you take your chartplotter/GPS/FF (all in one unit like some of the garmins and Raymarine products) home...you show back up to your boat... DO YOU, a) Connect the electronics AND then start the engines...or b) Start the engines and then connect the electronics

or c) Does it matter????

What's the verdict?
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:18 PM   #2
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I leave mine connected all the time, but I would connect them before switching the battery switch to "on". I doubt it really matters, though.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:35 PM   #3
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Best practice would be to connect things with power disconnected (battery switch off). It shouldn't matter, but there is the possibility of something going wrong when hooking things up to a hot connection (short circuit, static, large voltage fluctuations, wrong connection sequence, reversed polarity, etc) that you could catch before you turned on the battery switch.
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