Battery is new. I forgot that I checked out the jacks several times on aux ignition. Iam going to west marine and buy a percentage gauge as well as a battery switch. Used to be a licensed captain and am used to a battery of gauges monitoring everything and anything to the temp in your freezer. The problem with this windsong is that even if the ignition is off,many of the dash switches still work, such as the chart lights, and you have to detach the radio to stop it showing time. But thanks for coming back. Thought someone's with s Windsong had a disconnect switch. Had both coach and engine on my pace arrow.neverhad to worry.