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post #3 of Old 11-25-2008
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Think you'd be better off with a circuit breaker panel. Like this one: LINK

Would recommend you use separate 12 VDC outlet and voltmeter instead of using a panel mounted one.

You really should get a good book on 12 VDC systems. I prefer Nigel Calder's Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual:

You'll also still need a main battery switch.

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