Ignition wires to battery charger?

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Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by tonydelgreco » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:18 am

Installed a new smart charger this weekend, original finally crocked. While removing old noticed ignition wires to terminals for port and starboard, labeled wires and abandoned. When I flip the toggle switch at the helm alarm sounds but nothing happens when I press the start button. Should these wires now go directly to their respected batteries with an inline fuse? If not where should they go?

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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by prowlersfish » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:01 pm

Charger wires direct to the batteries . Ignition wire should not go to the battery .
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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by P-Dogg » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:16 pm

Look at the schematic in the owners manual. Bob from Beacon Marine can fix you up with one.

Sounds like starter solenoid is not getting 12v at the correct time. Or ever.
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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by tonydelgreco » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:11 am

Prowler,

I have the batteries wired from charger. Where to the ignition wires go now? There are no terminals for them on new charger.

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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by prowlersfish » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm

You normaly do not hook up ignition wires to the charger . Can you post photo of the old charge and maybe the wires ?
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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by horhay1946 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:29 pm

When I removed my original Trojan charger I found wires running from the ignition to the charger. These wires are to turn off the charger when you turn on the ignition. I have since replaced the charger with one that has more smarts the pro sport from pro mariner. I have the 20a 3 battery charger.
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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by prowlersfish » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:37 am

horhay1946 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:29 pm
When I removed my original Trojan charger I found wires running from the ignition to the charger. These wires are to turn off the charger when you turn on the ignition. I have since replaced the charger with one that has more smarts the pro sport from pro mariner. I have the 20a 3 battery charger.

That would make sense I still have never seen it . Do you remember the brand ? If that was the case you would not want to hook these wires up .
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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by horhay1946 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:55 am

Not sure of the brand because I recycled it about 2 years ago. It was boing the batteries. I think it was the original for a 81 Tricabin
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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by tonydelgreco » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:47 pm

Horhay1946,

What did you do with the ignition wires after changing out the charger? I just installed the same pro smart. Boat will not turn over just get the alarms.
I believe you are correct about ignition wires killing charger, I traced where they went in old charger and they went to a circuit board only.

Prowler,

Does that help knowing the wires went to a circuit board in charger? Almost time to puller her for the season so I need it running. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Ignition wires to battery charger?

Post by tonydelgreco » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:11 am

Prowlersfish,

Here are the pics. Any ideas?
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