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Battery Bank Cable Sizing

When sizing battery cables for a house bank's interconnects, should just the maximum house loads be taken into consideration, or should I be taking into account the rare occasion that the house bank might be combined with the starting bank to turn the motor? My gut would say that is overkill, but I suppose the engine starter could easily demand 2-3 times what the house bank regularly supplies, though only for a few seconds.

Thanks, Dave E
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