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Malcolm Frary23/08/2020 17:01:10
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Any switcher with heavy enough contacts can be arranged to do the job, but Tim's answer is the simple one that works.

Relays with contacts that can carry the full battery load tend to be thirsty when operated, and will tend to negate any benefit. Switching to a smaller capacity reserve battery to get you back "might" be viable, but really it is simpler to notice that performance has drooped a bit and bring it in. Having a switchable reserve is probably a temptation too far.

Edited By Malcolm Frary on 23/08/2020 17:04:44

C V E 7323/08/2020 20:57:58
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HI the Action switch is designed for turning on ancillary items the relays are not highly rated for current draw. Simple solution install a larger battery or fit two.

Stan.smileysmiley

Malcolm Frary24/08/2020 08:59:40
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Small relays can operate big relays, but its all extra weight and volume and complexity - extra battery or bigger battery is better. More run time plus less chance of it not working when needed.

BRYAN ASTON24/08/2020 16:46:45
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Greetings all

thank you all for your replies to my question re. switch from one battery to another while boat is in the middle of the lake.it is obvious that the technology is not available at the moment, I will have to continue to connect two batteries in parallel, if you don’t ask you never know what is new and available.

once again thank you

regards

Bryan

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