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Re: Engine start shuts off chartplotter

Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
Is this a new symptom, or has this come about suddenly?

Where to start:

Fix the ground to the engine block. I suggest adding a negative bus bar, and connecting everything to that.
Inspect the cables that run to the battery bank for corrosion, both at the connectors, and in the cables themselves.
How healthy are the batteries in the bank? Have you had them load tested? (Load testing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
This is not a new symptom. I have checked for corrosion at the batteries but will address that ground. The batteries have been load tested and while they are not new, they are in good shape.

I would like to move that ground to another spot on the engine. Any suggestions? Can it go on the alternator bracket as long as it is securely bolted to the engine?


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