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Old 04-03-2004, 09:50 PM
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I want to use a combiner with a 4 position switch as illustrated in the manual under "1. Single Engine Powerboats" http://www.yandina.com/acrobats/C50Data.pdf It says to "Connect the black ground wire to the common negative of your battery banks." My batteries will be inside my center console. What to I do for a "common ground"?
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Old 04-03-2004, 10:15 PM
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put the combiner in the CC and attach the black wire to the - side of a batt. the grounds are tied together hence "common". The two red wires go to the + terminal of each batt.
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Old 04-04-2004, 01:55 AM
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I was hoping that would work. Thank you. I didn't want to take anything for granted though..
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:49 PM
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One more question on this. In the diagram included with the combiner it shows the DC panel / accesories connected to the battery switch (position 2, house battery). Is there any advantage to connecting to the switch rather than just straight to the house battery?
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Old 04-07-2004, 07:34 AM
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By placing a switch in series with the loads, you have the chance to disconnect power from a failed unit. It becomes inportant when they fail and catch on fire.
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