So I'm slowly working my way through a fairly extensive re-wiring project
, including the installation
of a selector switch to allow the starter to be powered either from the main bank, or from a reserve battery
(basically the common recommedation on this forum and elsewhere).
Since the boat
originally only had one battery
, all loads received power from the single
load center. But with the starter selector switch, I'm thinking that I should power everything related to the engine
from that switch (not just the starter). This would include engine
instruments, buzzers, alternator
regulators, and starter solenoid.
My rationale is that if the main bank is totally dead or malfunctioned, I would need power to all those things (not just the starter) in order to get the engine up and running, and generating electricity, safely.
Make sense? Any comments or suggestions? Other things I should connect to the "engine bus"?