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Old 06-01-2014, 06:46 AM   #41
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:29 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
One more question if I might....
does the engine starter current go thru the shunt or are we talking
about the house batteries and NOT the engine battery??

IF the starter current goes thru the shunt then I agree with many who
say the new cable needs to be as large as the original.
If we're talking about house batteries then I think the cable pictured in post 16
is likely OK as is.
A person could go through the approach of tying them both together but not likely. The monitoring is generally the house batteries but it is possible the engine current will go through the shunt if you were to use the starter booster switch due to a low engine battery.

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