2005-2008 Four Winns Vista 258 278 Boat Owners Manual

H - 4
Twelve volt power to the cabin panel is supplied
by the “SHIPS SYSTEMS” circuit breaker on the
battery selector panel.  This must be turned on
to operate any 12 volt accessories on the cabin
panel.  The bilge pumps and stereo receive
power from the ships system battery and remain
on at all time regardless of battery selector or
ship systems switch position.
A single gauge with voltmeter is installed in the dash
panel to monitor the condition of the engine battery(s).
When the voltage is checked during engine operation,
the voltage of the battery will be indicated on the
voltmeter. Additional information on voltmeters may be
found in the engine owner’s manual.
A.   Helm Equipment
DO NOT turn the battery selector switch to the
“OFF” position while the engine is running.
Alternator and wiring damage could result.
Ignitions are protected by circuit breakers on the 258
by fuses located in the fuse block at the helm, below
the dash, on the starboard side.
278 Vista® models.  Other equipment is protected
“ON” - Turning the switch to position “ON” will use the
engine battery to power the engine and 12 volt engine
related equipment.  The ships system battery will not
be used for any engine related equipment, but will
power all other 12 volt equipment on the boat (when
“SHIP SYSTEM” circuit breaker is on). The isolator
will allow the alternator to fully charge the two batter-
ies, but not allow the operator to drain down the
engine start battery.
To assist you, we have listed the descriptions of
individual switches, receptacles and their uses:
To prevent electrical problems, use only
replacement fuses or breakers that are of
equal rating to the originals.
If the designated engine battery fails to start the
engine, engage the “EMERGENCY START” switch at
the helm and attempt to start the engine. Current is
drawn from both batteries (the engine and ship’s
systems batteries) to start the engine. Once engine
has been started return the “EMERGENCY START”
switch to the “OFF” position. Once back at port, be
sure to have the failed engine battery checked out for
possible service or replacement.
Accessories - Additional 12 volt equipment may be
added to the boat by the using the accessory switch-
es. Depending on the model, certain accessories may
be wired directly to the fuse block below the dash. For
additional information on adding accessories, refer to
Section H-5B.
appropriate adaptor, the equipment draws power from
the boat’s battery.
Volt DC Receptacle - Permits the use of additional
volt equipment such as a cell phone. Using the
The battery charger is standard on the 258 and 278
Vista  models and is located in engine compartment.
Aft Bilge Pump - The BILGE PUMP switch is used
to manually activate the bilge pump in the engine
compartment. The bilge pump is used to remove
water from the bilge (bottom of the hull) area of the
boat by pumping that water overboard. The aft bilge
pump is equipped with an automatic bilge switch and
will operate whenever bilge water rises to a level that
will cause the float to move upward.
The batteries will be charged by the battery charger
when the boat is connected to dockside power and
the AC circuit breakers are “ON”. If a generator is
available and operating, it too will allow the batteries
to be charged by the battery charger.
Additional information on the battery charger can be
found in Section H-8B - 120 Volt AC Equipment in this
manual and refer to the manufacturer’s literature
included with the owner’s packet.
This automatic bilge pump is active even if the battery
selector switch is in the “OFF” position. The automatic
bilge pump is connected directly to the battery and is
protected by a circuit breaker located on the battery
switch panel. When leaving your boat unattended for
Electrical Systems - Section H
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