Battery switches control the power supply from boat batteries to the engine. They allow users to switch between two batteries, or to simply switch off one battery to preserve power. They are commonly used for boats and watercraft, but they are sometimes used in cars and aircraft as well.
Types of Battery Switches
Kinds of Battery Switches include the following:
On/off battery switches
On/off battery switches are used to connect and disconnect the battery from the rest of the vehicle.
They prevent battery acids from leaking, particularly when the vehicle is unused for extended periods.
They usually control the main battery, but some can be connected to a secondary battery for backup.
Battery selector switches
Battery selector switches are used to select which batteries are used to power the engine
They usually have selector panels with a dial or buttons to switch between engines.
Some can set two or more batteries to power the boar simultaneously.
Choosing Battery Switches (Buying tips)
Mounting: Choose a battery switch that you can mount onto the surface or rear panel. Make sure it mounts firmly, does not slip, and can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. Fuel safety: If your boat is gasoline-powered, make sure the battery switch is safe to use with it. Check the safety indications on the package or ask your dealer for a gasoline-safe model.