How hard is it to wire a second battery and switch in to a boat.
two sets of wires, 1 switch 2 batterys.
Am I missing something. I was just quoted 250.00. for just the wires and switch installed. What am I missing?
Bassin,you'll also need a battery isolator. This divice knows which battery is lowest,and will apply the alternator charge to that battery. You can't simultaneously charge two batteries at the same time,alternator failure will occur.
Did the quote include the second battery? Seems way high to me. Should not be a problem finding cables that reach. The switch should be located within 12 inches or so of the batteries anyway. I have this system and it is great!
Thank you all, I was pretty sure it could not be that tough to do.
I was shocked that for 50 bucks retail parts, plus the battery. would equal 250.00 at the dealer. But I know that service time is high.
I think I will do it this weekend some time.
I have installed over 6 of these systems for friends, its very easy, besure to do two things. Buy the battery switch with the altnator safety "off protection" and also install an isolator so it can charge the weakest battery. If you have to purchase the post/neg cables they are about $3.00/ft plus connections (cheep), battery (your choice), switch $35.00, isolator ($80.00), misc stuff $15.00 it will cost about $200-$250 for just supplies. I know I just installed one Monday night on a Duckworth. If you need help e-mail me , of if you like can help, just have to take me fishing...