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But i think i got it now , these wires simply power the starter motor to my generator , then the output goes through the transfer switch , all that made sense to me. It never occured to me the gen needed a power source to start up


You connected them back to the battery, right? You want a direct connection to the battery for these. No fuses. No bus bars.


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mkirsch wrote:

moonlitsouls wrote:

But i think i got it now , these wires simply power the starter motor to my generator , then the output goes through the transfer switch , all that made sense to me. It never occured to me the gen needed a power source to start up


You connected them back to the battery, right? You want a direct connection to the battery for these. No fuses. No bus bars.



Morning , I run these off my busbars, I moved everything to busbars.

You think i should move them back?

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moonlitsouls wrote:

mkirsch wrote:

moonlitsouls wrote:

But i think i got it now , these wires simply power the starter motor to my generator , then the output goes through the transfer switch , all that made sense to me. It never occured to me the gen needed a power source to start up


You connected them back to the battery, right? You want a direct connection to the battery for these. No fuses. No bus bars.



Morning , I run these off my busbars, I moved everything to busbars.

You think i should move them back?


No.

If you decide to move them back, have a circuit breaker or catastrophic failure fuse near the battery.

The other possibility would be too small wire to the buss bars. I think that is probably unlikely

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pianotuna wrote:

moonlitsouls wrote:

mkirsch wrote:

moonlitsouls wrote:

But i think i got it now , these wires simply power the starter motor to my generator , then the output goes through the transfer switch , all that made sense to me. It never occured to me the gen needed a power source to start up


You connected them back to the battery, right? You want a direct connection to the battery for these. No fuses. No bus bars.



Morning , I run these off my busbars, I moved everything to busbars.

You think i should move them back?


No.

If you decide to move them back, have a circuit breaker or catastrophic failure fuse near the battery.

The other possibility would be too small wire to the buss bars. I think that is probably unlikely


my main battery positive runs through a 100a fuse , all good. the gen start up wires are pulling power from the positive and neg bus

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