Can you remote locate a battery?

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by 8loco, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. 8loco

    8loco Well-Known Member

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    My cranking and bilge battery is currently located in the back of my boat. Is it possible to move the battery to the front of the boat and then run wiring to the back of the to a positive and negative post and then on to my switches?
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Sure, just have to calculate wire gauge needed
    based on total round trip length and the amperage
    needed to power all the equipment..

    on line calculator for dc

    http://www.solar-wind.co.uk/cable-sizing-DC-cables.html
     

  3. 8loco

    8loco Well-Known Member

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    Great. I could really use the space in the back and balance the boat a little bit better. How do figure the amps?
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Read the specs for everything hooked up to the circuit
    add all the max draw amperages together for the circuit total.
     
  5. 8loco

    8loco Well-Known Member

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    That seems easy enough. One last question. Where would I find a marine style remote terminal? West marine or such?
     
  6. Copperhead8

    Copperhead8 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Yo 777 Check your PM George
     
  7. hookemdano

    hookemdano Well-Known Member

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    Had Tom G move mine this spring. The wire is super heavy and goes thru some kind of breaker he mounted as well. I can send some specs and pics later today if you haven't already figured it all out.
     
  8. 8loco

    8loco Well-Known Member

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    Yeah send me some pics. Pretty sure I'm gonna have a pro do it, but would like to have some input on how it runs.
     
  9. Copperhead8

    Copperhead8 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Brandon You are welcome to come over to Burnt Store and take another look at my Banshee - both batteries mounted in the front compartment and the charger and starting batt in the "box" Let me know George
     
  10. 8loco

    8loco Well-Known Member

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    Hey George. I may do that. I'll wait til we all get through the holidays. I'm gonna call your guy after the new year and have him do my work.
     
  11. SilentHunter

    SilentHunter Resin Slinger

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    you should have a battery switch. it has two posts and should work for your battery.... shouldnt need anything other than the wire and zip ties
     
  12. BigSkyDave

    BigSkyDave I Love microskiff.com!

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    What is the point of a battery swith?
     
  13. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    To turn the power to the boat off in case you need to work on something, change a fuse, or keep the boat in the water without causing electrolysis.
     
  14. jms

    jms don't let common sense get in your way

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    could you explain this to me ?
     
  15. jms

    jms don't let common sense get in your way

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    battery switch - shuts down power to the boat's systems - except for the auto bilge function

    allways a good move to have a battery switch
     
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