and all 12 volt equipment. Both batteries will be
charged by the alternator. However, the batteries
will charge at a slower rate compared to setting
the switch in the other positions.
Be sure both cables are installed on the
positive (+) battery terminals.
. Connect the black battery cable to the port nega-
tive (-) battery terminal (see Figure H-2 above).
Connect the other black battery cable to the
starboard negative (-) battery terminal.
The use of one battery at a time is recommended.
Position the battery selector switch to either the #1
or #2 position.
Under normal conditions, avoid using the “BOTH”
position. Use the “BOTH” position only when a single
battery is not capable of starting the engine.
When disconnecting the cables from the
battery, make sure all switches are off and
disconnect the black negative cable(s) ﬁrst to
Four Winns recommends alternating between
batteries during boating. Depending upon boating
use, this may increase battery longevity. Use battery
#1 for the ﬁrst day of a cruise and switch to battery
on the second day.
C. Battery Switch Operation
Position the battery selector switch to the battery that
has sufﬁcient power to start the engine (nor mally
position “1”). After the engine is running, turn the
battery selector switch to the battery that has the
lowest charge. This will allow the alternator to charge
the low battery. Utilizing the battery selector switch in
this manner (instead of using the “BOTH” position)
will supply a greater charge to the battery.
Dual batteries with a selector switch is optional on
certain models only. Power to the engine and all 12
volt electrical equipment with the exception of the
automatic bilge pump is controlled by the battery
selector switch. See Figure H-2.
Dual battery selector switch positions:
“OFF” - With the battery selector switch in the “OFF”
position, all 12 volt power to the boat is shut off
completely except to the automatic bilge pump. A
separate fuse is provided on the battery switch panel
for the automatic bilge pump. Always turn the battery
selector switch to the “OFF” position when the boat
is removed from the water.
FOR EXAMPLE: If battery #1 is fully charged and
battery #2 is in need of a charge, use battery #1 to
start the engine. After the engine is running and
warmed-up, turn the battery selector switch to the #2
position. This will permit the alternator to charge the
low, #2 battery.
H - 3 12 VOLT ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
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.
The ignition, DC outlet, and panel switches are
protected by a separate fuse panel located under-
neath the helm console. Access to the fuse panel
may be gained by going underneath the helm console.
Descriptions of individual switches are describe in
- Turning the switch to position “1” will use battery
to power the engine and 12 volt equipment. Battery
will be isolated and remain in reserve. Only battery
will be charged by the alternator.
- Turning the switch to position “2” will use battery
to power the engine and 12 volt equipment.
Battery #1 is isolated and remains in reserve.
Only battery #2 will be charged by the alternator.
To avoid equipment damage or electrical ﬁres,
use only replacement fuses that are of equal
rating to the original fuse. Refer to the electrical
schematic included with this manual for proper
“BOTH” - With the battery selector switch in the
“BOTH” position, the batteries are connected in
parallel. Both batteries will be used by the engine
Electrical Systems - Section H
Owner’s Manual Page 67
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