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Old 16 February 2010, 07:35   #31
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have uninterupted leads to your battery from the engine
An isolator / fuse might not be a daft "break".......

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Have to say I don't like that set-up. There's an unnecessary break in the main battery leads to the motor, just to run a 12v socket, which doesn't even have any fuse protection.
I'll second that. f you really need power, use a watertight IP rated thing (Bulgin Buccaneer type idea), then, if you really need to occasionally plug a ciggy lighter plug in, use a short adaptor lead that can be kept in the relative dry of your seat and brought out as & when required.
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Old 16 February 2010, 13:01   #32
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i had the offer to take the 12v socket out. then the leads crimpted together with hydrolics and then potted in resin.
this method is how cables are sealed underground in water.
but now i have found the problem simple maintence will be required to stop the leads from corrosion.
i might have a fuse fitted though
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Old 17 February 2010, 06:43   #33
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i had the offer to take the 12v socket out. then the leads crimpted together with hydrolics and then potted in resin.
this method is how cables are sealed underground in water.
but now i have found the problem simple maintence will be required to stop the leads from corrosion.
i might have a fuse fitted though
I would Simple enclosed inline automotive one will be fine.
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I am by no means an expert but all advice I have seen says have uninterupted leads to your battery from the engine then take off all other leads from there. And, I am in the middle of replacing battery leads and battery as I went the cheaper (in the short run) option of using car battery leads (DON'T DO IT). This for me means having to lift the enginge off, resikaflex etc so a pain in the ass really.

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Exactly, all outboards wire harness main positive and negative leads are ready from the factory to be connected straight on the battery terminals. Someone did something they shouldn't ever do and quite dangerous.
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