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post #3 of Old 08-12-2008 Thread Starter
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Thanks Steve,

This is pretty much how my set up is since I can shut off the entire panel from the panel directly. Just to confirm my understanding:

1. It is normal then that the 1/2/both/off switch serves only to select the battery to ventilate and start the engine?

2. The wiring of the other appliances is completely independant of the 1/2/both/off switch (all wired to the house bank via panel and fuses)

3. radio and bilge pump bypass both the panel and the switch with in-line fuses

4. the charger is directly wired to the batteries

Thanks again so much for your help. Everything seems to be working fine but I am far from an expert with electricity

"Gromit", 1975 Grampian 26
St-Lawrence river, Québec
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