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Guitplayer #1504949 Mon Jun 12 2023 09:20 PM
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Also, if you add a keep alive circuit, make sure it is not connected back into the main circuit or you can backdraw through it when the switch is off.

Most radios these days have separate BATT and IGN connections, so you don't need to worry about it there. For custom installations, just be careful.


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Fibonachu #1504954 Mon Jun 12 2023 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Fibonachu
Also, if you add a keep alive circuit, make sure it is not connected back into the main circuit or you can backdraw through it when the switch is off.
Good advice. That would be a sure way to smoke a circuit the first time you forget to thru the main switch on before hitting the starter. If there's not a separate connection to your radio that needs constant power, a diode in the normal power circuit to the radio could be installed.


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Guitplayer #1504957 Mon Jun 12 2023 09:42 PM
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I had an undergrad (EE) student burn my electric humvee down by doing that. I would have thought it would be a lesson learned until he did it a second time...

The school wouldn't let me fail him, so he graduated and went to work for Dodge...

eeeek

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Fibonachu #1504962 Mon Jun 12 2023 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Fibonachu
so he graduated and went to work for Dodge...

eeeek

That explains some things. not me


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Guitplayer #1504970 Mon Jun 12 2023 10:33 PM
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You could install a small inline fuse on the bypass circuit so if you forgot the main switch, you will only blow the fuse.


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Guitplayer #1504986 Tue Jun 13 2023 12:41 AM
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I never put an interrupter switch on a battery ground circuit for just that reason. Killing the power to the battery cable that supplies the starter will usually interrupt the voltage supply to the dash and ignition switch as well. Run an independent small diameter wire (with maybe a 5 amp fuse) to whatever needs a few milliamps of constant current to keep its memory functioning.
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Guitplayer #1505019 Tue Jun 13 2023 03:52 AM
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I suggest we cut this off. This is as simple as it gets to wire.


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Guitplayer #1505032 Tue Jun 13 2023 10:27 AM
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Interesting. What would we cut off?


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Guitplayer #1505060 Tue Jun 13 2023 01:50 PM
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I agree with Bartamos. Let's move on to other things.


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