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    Posted: 04 Jan 2019 at 3:15pm
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Any help ??
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What do you want to know? What boat, engine etc?
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Any help or advise on installing twin batteries on a surtees 5.7 please ?
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What engine? Some have dual charging circuits and some don't. It is pretty simple but need all the info.
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Hi thanks for info.The motor is Yamaha 115 6EK
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Got hmb marine electrical to do my setup. Was 520 incl. Battery.
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That engine probably doesn't have a 2nd charging circuit so you need a VSR. BEP make a standard VSR twin battery cluster so one of those, a battery and a couple of cables you are good to go. You can do it cheaper with just a battery switch and no VSR but then you need to remember to switch back and forwards between batteries etc.
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Thanks for the Info. Sorry havnt been totaly open about the subject as I do have a bit of knowledge on the subject an was aware of the VSR thingy.  My sparky down here quoted about a 2 hundy for the switch an I thought I may shake out some more info an photos etc off this site. Usely one can pick up stuff like this via the net sometimes a bit cheaper.   Cheers.
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If that is $200 installed that is pretty fair. Don't think you will get it much cheaper unless you do it yourself but then you will need the crimping tool etc
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Just looking for a wireing diagram now ?
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Originally posted by Luigi Luigi wrote:

Just looking for a wireing diagram now ?
the VSR unit should have a wiring diagram included in the installation instructions (BEP ones do)
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Yeh your right .I got this one off trademe ,bloke had it for some time an didnt use it so was a bit cheaper 60 bucks odd. But of course the blimmin wireing diagram is gone ...
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It is a BEP vsr it has 4 units on it in a squre shaped cluster. .Ive got several versions of wireing diagrams off the net but none realy that informative
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I used the BEP unit, 2 batter switches, 1 to combine and a VSR. It took a bit to get my head around the wiring as I was also adding a drum winch, but not too tricky.
Just make sure you use a proper lever crimping tool and adhesive lined heatshrink.
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Yep and proper tinned marine battery cable.
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