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Old 11-05-2009, 14:03   #16
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I've not used the emergency "combine" switch feature, but I am not sure if I turn the start batt off the combine switch simply connects the house to the start circuit. If so then it wouldn't drag the house down.

In fact I am not even sure if that switch parallels the house and start banks. so that it becomes a "both" switch.

just looked at the wiring diagram and see that you can take the start bank out of the circuit and use the house alone to start the engine. Brilliant!

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