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Old 09-12-2019, 01:33 PM
FishManDan FishManDan is offline
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Default Battery Connection Question

I have a Lund 1675 Impact. The finders flash on engine start up and the draw of running the live well has killed the battery. I want to run 2 batteries, a starting for the motor and a deep cycle for everything else.

Is it as simple as running the small wires attached to present battery to a deep cycle and leave the 2 large cables on the starting battery?


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Old 09-12-2019, 04:38 PM
Hot Runr Guy Hot Runr Guy is offline
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Pretty much, but what is your plan to charge the extra battery?

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Old 09-12-2019, 07:44 PM
FishManDan FishManDan is offline
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The boat sleeps in my garage so just use a schumacker 3/15 amp clamp on charger. Will just use that on the Deep cycle and pop on the starting battery as it should not run down now.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:54 PM
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You could tie the two together in parallel- effectively making one large battery, then your motor when running would charge them. If you're making short runs it wouldn't be much of a charge but it would be something.

Edit- just noted you said deep cycle for the second battery, only tie them in parallel if batteries are the same. They do make dual purpose deep cell/starting batteries if you are going that route.

If not then yes, you got your answer already, just add second battery and move all accessory wires over. I always add a fifth battery to run my graphs,sonarhub and lss1 to isolate interference issues, works well.
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