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Old 31 October 2009, 13:19   #1
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Getting a battery fitted and wiring it up.

If I were to buy an electric start engine how would I go at wiring up a new battery to the engine and control box for the key switch?

Also where would I plug in other devices such as fishfinders and nav lights? Do they connect straight to the battery?

I'd be very greatful if someone could draw a simple diagram showing where everything plugs in.

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The battery will connect direct to the engine with a pos and neg lead supplied with the engine(there cables often need to be replaced with longer ones, depending where you position the battery), engine control box should just plug into engine loom.

Do not connect any electrics up to any wires within the engine loom. Take these from the battery using some form of fused circuit
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different engines have different wire colours etc. All electrics should go through a main isolator, if unsure get some one competent to do it.
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The emgine wiring loom takes it's power from the connectors on the engine.usually a multiplug/socket.

The engine is connected to the battery via a fuse and switch, if you have the money make these cables tinned copper wire.

Any other bits of kits you want should be conected via some form of fuse and bus bar(Distribution Rail) easiest way is to have a negative terminal block and a multi switch with each switch having it's own fuses.

Personally I'd use Blue Sea Systems switching stuff but if you wqant to use other stuff these links might be useful
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If I were to buy an electric start engine how would I go at wiring up a new battery to the engine and control box for the key switch?
Ahhhhh now it all makes sense! Forward planning for upgrades - I like your thinking...... I can't add any more to what's already been said.

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Also where would I plug in other devices such as fishfinders and nav lights? Do they connect straight to the battery?
Ish. Put a fuse inline as well. Some kit comes with an inline fuse on the supply anyway.
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