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post #12 of Old 02-17-2014
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Re: Autopilot install with a switch

Originally Posted by Boredop View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the purpose of a SPST switch?
To give a dead short? No.

A SPST switch is designed to connect the incoming wire with the outgoing wire. Both wires are POSITIVE.

The op connected a positive to a negative and that is a dead short. No different than tossing a crescent wrench across the battery posts, he just used small gauge wire that burns faster!

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