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Garmin Livescope Blackbox power #14154644 10/08/21 04:01 PM
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Ok, did a really stupid thing…recently installed Garmin Livescope system, ran the 10 gauge wire from bow directly to my cranking battery. After being away for 5 weeks, came back to the boat and all three batteries are dead. I figure the Garmin black box was on and drained all three batteries. Yes, I have a pergo switch and it was in the off position. Anyway, my question is, I need to install a power switch somewhere along the line, where have other folks wired in a switch and would anyone recommend a specific switch? Thanks in advance.

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How did the gls10 drain 3 batteries, when it should only be hooked to one? I put a switch at my console, but you can put it anywheres that it’s convenient for you, just have to remember to use it.

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Yes, a simple on/off toggle switch should be installed.

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Re: Garmin Livescope Blackbox power [Re: Mudman63] #14155087 10/08/21 11:03 PM
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Make sure you get a switch sized correctly. I would say anything rated for 10+ amps should be sufficient. You could also connect the positive wire to your battery cutoff switch.


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put a manual reset breaker in at the battery end, I hit mine to the trolling motor when on charge.

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