Yes, it will have an line-line breaker, close to the battery (or positive connection point).
I have a couple of concerns:
- If I run directly to the battery bank, then I would have to turn off the above mentioned windlass
breaker, likely located in the stern settee, when leaving the boat
. Otherwise, the circuit would remain energized, when I turn off the battery switch, for everything else, when leaving.
- I currently have the problem that my radar
electonics (running on house bank) are restarted when I have to start the engine
. Although I do have a start battery, if I move the battery switch to Battery 1 (start) then the electonics are now powered by that battery, and of course, still cut out when I start the engine
. I had planned on installing an automatic charge relay which would "Allows two battery banks to run simultaneously with one simple ON/OFF switch while maintaining battery bank isolation, with an automatic charge relay that combines the batteries while charging".
The ACR would solve the problem of the radar
cutting out when I start my engine. But, ......If I now add the windlass directly to the house battery bank, or to the house side of the new ACR, I would think that turning on the windlass would also cause the radar to cut out. Maybe the draw is not as great as an engine start (windlass is only 600watts / 50 amps) and the engine will normally be running.
I realize I can turn the radar off before using the windlass, but sometimes we will forget, and I do not want to risk damage to the electronics!
Thoughts? Best way?