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2007 LSV

When I move the dealer installed battery switch to Off it literally shuts the power off to EVERYTHING. As a result, the clock resets, my radio presets clear, etc.

I would expect that limited power would be provided to keep the basics alive.

Do others leave the switch on when the boat isn't in use? I have two batteries so I could leave it on battery 1 and turn to 2 if needed.

Thoughts?

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2007 LSV

When I move the dealer installed battery switch to Off it literally shuts the power off to EVERYTHING. As a result, the clock resets, my radio presets clear, etc.

I would expect that limited power would be provided to keep the basics alive.

Do others leave the switch on when the boat isn't in use? I have two batteries so I could leave it on battery 1 and turn to 2 if needed.

Thoughts?

This is correct. It saves the batteries for when in storage.

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edwin

Off = disconnecting the battery

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dslskier

There are 2 fused leads you might want to keep direct wired to a battery or the constant hot side of your switch. They are the memory lead to your head unit (my Sony is yellow) and the bilge pump which on my '06 is brown. I occasionally leave my boat in the water overnight and prefer that the power is off (in case i forgot to turn anything off and is a small hinderence to theft) but still want the bilge pump to protect against small leaks.

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SacRiverRat
2007 LSV

When I move the dealer installed battery switch to Off it literally shuts the power off to EVERYTHING. As a result, the clock resets, my radio presets clear, etc.

I would expect that limited power would be provided to keep the basics alive.

Do others leave the switch on when the boat isn't in use? I have two batteries so I could leave it on battery 1 and turn to 2 if needed.

Thoughts?

Yea, Off is Off - how handy that is :unsure: Oh, the benefits of a battery combiner/isolator, that is really what you need.

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BlastRlxi

The only other reason I could think of to have the battery cutoff switch is in the event of a small electrical fire, you could immediately cut all power from the battery. Other than that, I don't really see a need for it if you only have one battery. The isolator is a different story, especially if you run the stereo a lot with the engine off.

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D-GOOSE
2007 LSV

When I move the dealer installed battery switch to Off it literally shuts the power off to EVERYTHING. As a result, the clock resets, my radio presets clear, etc.

I would expect that limited power would be provided to keep the basics alive.

Do others leave the switch on when the boat isn't in use? I have two batteries so I could leave it on battery 1 and turn to 2 if needed.

Thoughts?

Yea, Off is Off - how handy that is :unsure: Oh, the benefits of a battery combiner/isolator, that is really what you need.

I like how you went above and beyond. Clap.gifThumbup.gif

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SacRiverRat

Yea, I thought I'd try something new, and add a little constructive tid-bit into my SA comments ;)

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