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    Re: Some Battery Questions

    Welding wire is cheap but you really want tinned marine wire. It will cost you and make up for it by lasting much longer.

    As for the Perko switch, it's a second best choice as you have to manually change it and if you forget your battery doesn't get charged. The better choice is to get what they call a Combiner. I believe it works with the Perko, but it automatically sees that both batteries are charged and keeps the systems seperate for discharging.

    I'm not real clear on it, but I have been looking into dual charging systems for a boat that I am currently wiring.

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    Check P.M. ;)

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    Metal where do you fish at?

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    Thanks Sun. It's my divorce/semiretirement present to myself. 8) ;D 8)

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    Metal

    Looks like your boat and goddies are awsome,, bet it's one heck of a fishing sled ;)

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    One more thing, coat all of your connections, including the battery terminals, with anticorrosion grease. Vaseline works really well. Thanks Doc. ;D 8) ;D

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    Metal is right on the wire, welding cable is cheaper than say thnn or something thats U.L listed

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    For your big runs buy welding cable. It is cheaper than most other wires and has great conductivity. They will have the copper crimp ends at the same store. I rewired my trailer house with it as well. No more wiring problems to the converter/charger. ;)

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    Thanks that helps. Where do you suggest I buy the wire?

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