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Old 05-23-2019, 08:28 AM
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Added more electronics over the winter, looks like I will need to add a third battery. Question is should i parallel off what is my starting/house battery on port motor? Or run a separate possibly deep cycle battery with its own switch and wired to alternater?
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:29 AM
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I would do it the way Regulator did, dedicated battery, its own switch, and fed by the aux charging wire from one of the motors. That way, even if you sit all day on the sand bar and run the house battery down, both engines still start fine.
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:37 PM
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I would do it the way Regulator did, dedicated battery, its own switch, and fed by the aux charging wire from one of the motors. That way, even if you sit all day on the sand bar and run the house battery down, both engines still start fine.
This^^^^ Only I have two house batteries in parallel
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:19 PM
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That's funny I run a 8D for a house battery.
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:09 PM
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Was actually considering running an 8d as the house. Iím assuming no issues with life expectancy compared to a deep cycle battery?
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:12 AM
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Decided to do the deep cycle house on a separate switch. What size is everyone running or recommend?
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:33 AM
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Iím planning on doing the same for next season.
I have upgraded to group 31ís for the current setup and plan to use a 31 for the new house battery too.
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:16 AM
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I also run three group 31's, that seems to work fine. These days I do leave the boat plugged in when I am not on it, but was fine for years when I did not.
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:11 AM
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I'm running 3 batteries after moving them to my console, 2 starters and 1 house. The house battery is bigger than the starters.
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