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Combine or run cable?

Old 04-28-2003, 09:09 AM
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After researching the combiner vs. isolator options for charging the house and starting batteries, I decided to go with the combiner. As it turns out, West Marine happens to have the Yandina combiners on sale this month. However, while looking at the electrical diagram for my engine (1995 200 Yamaha SWS), I notice that the rectifier/regulator has two (2) charging outputs (one for each battery). I checked it on the engine and the second charging output for the house battery was never connected and was covered with a protective cap apparently from the factory. It also looks like it will be a pain in the ass to run a cable of the proper gage through the grummet and bundle of other cables, gas hose and linkage running into the engine. So it looks like I will be going to WM after all.

Has anyone with a later Yamaha notice this as well or has the engine rigged with this option? Has anyone decide to go with the combiner and avoid the pain of running the cable to the house battery?

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Old 05-01-2003, 12:42 PM
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Default Combine or run cable?

Maybe try a small plumbers snake, use some talc powder, and run you a new #8 red wire thru the bundle to the house batt.
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