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Old 10-03-2012, 07:55   #16
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Re: General Electrical Design Cable Swicth

Setting aside for the moment the unlikely scenario of the cable coming loose so completely that it grounds itself on something at the battery end, it would be like turning your old traditional 1, 2, Both switch set up to Off. The alternator would be fried nearly instantly when the output was disconnected, so you shouldn't have a dangerous situation, just no alternator power.

It is good practice to secure your cable runs so that even if say the nut falls off the back of the alternator or the battery cable somehow loosens at the battery post the cable can't actually move very far. Long, floppy runs of battery cable are not a good idea.
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