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post #8 of Old 04-29-2012
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Re: Isolated battery's forward for specific tasks...


As hellosailor said, 12 awg is fine for fans.

But - do you have any 12 volt interior lights forward? If so install a small terminal block at the end of the light feed and run wires from there to the fans.

As far as a windlass battery - moving a battery to charge makes no sense. And for a windlass the charging wires to a forward battery are almost as heavy a gauge as the wires run forward if using the main bank. Best to run the proper 2/0 or whatever wire and have one less battery to worry about.

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