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50 amp Main Breaker - 2000 Escape LSV


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Thrash91019

Over the winter I put in a new sound system and upgraded the lights to LED.  Ever since doing that the main 50 amp breaker will pop when I shut the boat down. It starts and runs fine, can crank the sounds, and it's fine. Shut the boat down and it kills all power to the boat. I also did add a 3rd battery.  I am wondering if I am somehow overloading it, have a bad breaker, or something with the ignition. Has anyone had a similar issue?

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electricjohn

50 amp breaker in the motor room or behind the observers seat? Sounds like a wiring mistake somewhere. Power for the sound system should not be, in any way, connected to engine wiring. 

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Thrash91019

The amps are all run independent of the boat wiring. The head unit is tied in, but not the amps.  

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Thrash91019

Yes, everything is right and tight with the sound system/batteries.   I could understand if that was the issue when I had it cranked up, but it has no affect on it. Even with the stereo is completely off, it still pops the breaker when I shut it off. And it's basically every time I shut it off.  Would you start with replacing the breaker?

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Baggerlance

Did you make any changes to the ignition switch itself?

I only ask because you seem to be getting an overload back through the engine circuit only when you turn the key.

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