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Re: Battery Switch
We installed the same battery switch, but to make it work I had to make a wood ring in order to mount it in the same location as the old one. I upsized the wiring as well, and it took a little bit of persuasion to get them to fit, but it worked.
I use a Balmar Duo Charger to keep the start batt charged, and it has worked perfectly for the last year and a half. We have had no issues keeping the start batt topped off while cruising. I later added an on-off switch to the Duo Charger (directions in the manual) so that I can turn it off during cloudy days when I want maximum amps going back into the house batteries. I hate cloudy days - makes me cranky when I can't top off the house batts by the end of the day.
Hope that helps. I have more detail on our electrical setup on our website. I keep meaning to do an update post since using the system full time for the last year and half. In short, we are pretty happy with the system.
Brian & Marya
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