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M U LT I - B A T T E R Y I S O L AT O R S

The Original and Still the Best

s Eliminates multibattery drain (see reverse side), when two or more battery banks are in a charging system s Performs as well or better than existing factory installed components s Designed to exceed OEM specifications. s Solid State Electronics Isolates each battery circuit and allows each battery to discharge and charge according to its own needs s The ORIGINAL, not an imitation! The Battery Isolator was invented by Sure Power in 1959 s More efficient and reliable than mechanical or solenoid system. s The most comprehensive line of Battery Isolators on the market. Isolators are available for most application needs
A WORLD LEADER IN VEHICLE ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

WHY YOU NEED TO ISOLATE YOUR BATTERIES


Many vehicles and other types of equipment have multiple batteries ... one to start the engine and others to power accessories. To understand the problem of multi-battery drain, and how a Sure Power Battery Isolator prevents it, think of electricity as water. Electrical current is equal to the flow of water, and voltage is equal to the pressure. The alternator pumps current (water) into the batteries (storage tanks). The current then flows through the wires (pipes) to the accessories.

power from a charged battery. So, no matter how many batteries you have on your vehicle, the accessories connected to one will draw power from the other batteries in the circuit. This is the problem of multi-battery drain. And if its allowed to continue unchecked, it can leave you stuck with dead batteries and an engine that wont start ... all when you least expect it.

to another has been known to damage batteries or shorten their life, and overheat wires and connections. And worst of all, cause fires. THE SOLENOID IS NO SOLUTION FOR MULTI-BATTERY DRAIN! THE SOLENOID IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A SURE POWER BATTERY ISOLATOR

that proper isolation and control can be accomplished, solving every multi-battery problem.

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
An Isolator is a simple and safe device. But if it isnt properly engineered, it can fail and cause the entire electrical system to also fail. Sure Power Isolators are engineered with a SAFETY MARGIN competitor models cannot match. From the quality heat sink to the finest electrical components and materials, Sure Power enables you to install the best!

THE SOLUTION

SOLENOIDS
One of the so-called solutions for multi-battery drain is nothing more than a solenoid, a switch that disconnects batteries one from another. With a solenoid, theres no multi-battery drain while the batteries are disconnected. But the second the solenoid reconnects the batteries, the drained battery robs power from the starting battery.

Accessories connected to battery #2 rob power from battery #1, your starting battery, leaving you with two dead batteries when you least expect it.

Its important to think of batteries as storage tanks. If a fully charged battery is connected directly parallel with a discharged or empty battery, the voltage pressure in the full battery will force its current into the empty battery until the current stored in both batteries reaches a common level. The discharged battery will always rob

Solenoids dont prevent multibattery drain, only delay it. In fact, the current surge that occurs when the batteries are reconnected has been known to cause major electrical system damage.

That isnt all that happens. This sudden, violent transfer of energy from one battery

To eliminate the multi-battery drain problem, a Sure Power Isolator acts as a check valve between the batteries, preventing current from flowing from one battery to another. Each battery is isolated, and acts as THE an independent power ALTERNATOR source. So no matter ORIGINAL! BATTERY how drained your Sure Power ISOLATOR accessory batteries Industries invented become, they will never and has been drain power from the producing Isolators battery youre dependfor more than 30 ing on to start your years. We build A Battery Isolator acts as a check valve (through engine. When the curtwo diode legs), one on each line. Both the finest Isolator Batteries receive current from the alternator and rent is used from batproducts on the the voltage will equalize throughout the system tery #2, the check valve while the alternator is in operation. market for 6 through (diode) stops current 48 volt systems flow from battery #1. When the alternator with one or two charging systems, 2 or 3 is charging, current can only flow in one battery banks, and current capacities of direction, from the alternator to the batter25 through 350 amps. Our Isolators are ies. Each battery then determines the standard equipment on many boats, amount of current which flows into it by its ships, RVs, trucks, police, fire, emergency own state of charge based on the voltage vehicles, industrial equipment and regulator setting. With this system, the military vehicles. alternator is protected, the batteries are Get your Isolator from the company protected, and your family or passengers that invented them. Sure Power, are protected. The balanced circuit electhe sure sign of excellence. tronic Isolator is absolutely the only way

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MULTI-BATTERY ISOLATOR APPLICATION & INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS


The installation of a Sure Power multi-battery isolator is quite simple as long as you carefully read and understand these instructions, and most importantly review the application chart below, before you begin. First, make sure you have all the tools, wire, connectors and circuit breakers you will need. Sure Power offers a range of installation wiring kits which make the job a snap. See the table that follows for the recommended wire size and circuit breaker for your installation. For optimum system performance it is recommended that a battery labeled "Deep Cycle" be used in the auxiliary position. Finally, Sure Power multi-battery isolators are designed for alternator systems with negative ground, and batteries of the same nominal voltage. Batteries of differing voltages cannot be used. For positive ground systems, marine outboard systems, or heavy-duty truck systems, contact Sure Power for the proper isolator for you specialized application.

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY PRIOR TO STARTING INSTALLATION


General Motors (Delcotron) Ford Except Delcotron CS series alternators (CS series used on most 1985 and newer GM vehicles). Up to 1998 All models, all years including Nippondenso externally regulated alternators. Equipped with Nippondenso externally regulated alternators With alternators using external voltage regulator or external sensing. Load Handler Series or 8EM Remote Sense Series Equipped with Delcotron CS series (most 1985 - 1993) or CS130-D series alternators (most 1993 and newer***) Vehicles equipped with Delcotron CS series alternator (most 1985-1990). 1985 and newer equipped with Nippondenso alternator with internal regulators or alternators with an "S" (sense) terminal. Many 1998 and newer

GROUP

Chrysler Jeep Japanese Imports Motorola General Motors (Delcotron) Jeep Toyota, Honda & Some Imports

A Group 1 Isolator will have an alternator post and up to four battery posts. There are no colored terminals.

GROUP

Ford

Unplugging the plug-in connector from the alternator and counting the number of holes in the connector can identify the CS series alternator. The CS series will have three small and one large hole. The CS130-D alternator has four pin terminals all the same size. The SI series will have two slotted holes in the connector. ***Delco CS series alternators require a separate sense wire which is included with the connector kit. The connector kit may or may not be included with the Isolator, but is available as an accessory. All Group 2 Isolators may be used in Group 1 applications. Simply disregard the additional excitation ("E") terminal. A Group 2 Isolator will have a colored fourth terminal indicating the "E" terminal. Motorola Other than Load Handler Series Requiring regulator sensing

3 4

GROUP

Bosch

A Group 3 Isolator will have a colored fourth terminal indicating the "R" terminal. Battery Isolators are not compatible with these alternators. A Battery Separator is recommended for these applications. Alternators with internal voltage sensing, e.g. some Mitsubishi and Hitachi, or single wire self exciting Delco alternators. Isolators may be used if the alternator is modified. For further information on Group 4 Isolation Technolgy contact Sure Power Industries. RECOMMENDED WIRE SIZE / CIRCUIT BREAKER Up to 15ft #8 ga. / 50 Amp #8 ga. / 50 Amp #6 ga. / 80 Amp #4 ga. / 120 Amp #000 ga. / 150 Amp 15ft to 20ft #8 ga. / 50 Amp #6 ga. / 50 Amp #4 ga. / 80 Amp #2 ga. / 120 Amp #000 ga. / 150 Amp 20ft to 25ft #6 ga. / 50 Amp #4 ga. / 50 Amp #2 ga. / 80 Amp #2 ga. / 120 Amp #0000 ga. / 150 Amp 25ft to 30ft #6 ga. / 50 Amp #4 ga. / 50 Amp #1 ga. / 80 Amp #0 ga. / 120 Amp #0000 ga. / 150 Amp

GROUP

MAXIMUM ALTERNATOR RATING 70 Amps 95 Amps 130 Amps 160 Amps 240 Amps

A Wor ld Le a de r in V e hic le E le c t r onic E ngine e r ing

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
RELEVANT TO ALL SIZES AND TYPES OF ISOLATORS
CAUTION: If you are installing an Isolator on a Toyota (alternator group type #2) or a Motorola/Bosch (alternator group #3) see special instructions before disconnecting any part of the existing system.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED


Screwdriver Drill with 1/8" bit Wire Crimper Open end wrench set Nut driver set Butt connectors Appropriately sized circuit breaker Terminal Boot Covers Automotive grade wire Ring terminals

1. Remove the wires from negative terminals of all the batteries on your
vehicle. Do not run the engine, extinguish all burning material and do not smoke near the engine. FOLLOW VEHICLE MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DISCONNECTING BATTERY.

6. Mount a circuit breaker as near to the auxiliary


battery as practical, and away from engine or exhaust heat (see application chart for proper size). Connect one end of a new wire of the proper size to the "2" terminal of the Isolator. Run the wire to the circuit breaker and connect it to the "AUX" terminal. Run another wire from the circuit breaker to the auxiliary battery, connecting one end to the "BAT" terminal of the circuit breaker and the other to the positive "+" terminal of the auxiliary battery. Repeat for three and four battery bank Isolators

2. Mount the isolator in a convenient location as near to the alternator as


NUT INSTRUCTION
HEX OR JAM NUT LOCKWASHER

possible and away from the exhaust manifold. Allow for proper ventilation. Do not mount on the engine. Drill 1/8" holes and mount with the screws provided.

RING TERMINAL WITH WIRE HEX OR JAM NUT TERMINAL POST

3. Install hardware to the studs in the order shown


in diagram, being careful not to over torque the bottom hex or jam nut. Failure to install bottom hex or jam nut will void warranty and result in poor electrical connections.

7. IF YOUR INSTALLATION FALLS IN ALTERNATOR GROUP TYPE #2


OR #3, PROCEED TO SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THAT RELEVANT GROUP, OTHERWISE PROCEED TO STEP #8.

8. Connect all of the auxiliary loads (phone, lights, stereo, refrigerator,


winch etc.) to the positive post of the auxiliary battery(ies). Reconnect the ground cables removed in step 1. Also, make sure the negative (-) terminals of the auxiliary battery(s) are properly grounded with a conventional ground strap. Protect with circuit breakers as required.

4. Locate the "BAT" terminal at the rear of the


alternator. It is usually the largest connection. Disconnect ALL the wires (including the voltage regulator sensing wire if present) from the "BAT" terminal of the alternator. Reconnect these same wires to the "1" terminal of the battery isolator. Lengthen the wires, if necessary. Be sure you follow proper splicing techniques. NOTE: DISCONNECTING OR CUTTING THESE WIRE IN A LOCATION OTHER THAN AT THE ALTERNATOR MAY RESULT IN IMPROPER FUNCTIONING OF THE CHARGING SYSTEM.

9. Perform the electrical tests (page 4) to assure proper operation.


ALTERNATOR Remove original wire(s) from alternator - place on terminal #1 of Isolator OUTPUT

EXISITNG WIRE NEW WIRE

5. Connect one end of a new wire of the proper


size (see Application Chart - Recommended Wire Size) to the battery "BAT" terminal of the alternator and the other end to the "A" terminal of the isolator. This should now be the only wire connected to either of these terminals. CAUTION: 1985-1990 Ford or 1998 and newer Ford vehicles may require special instructions (see pages 2 and 3 for specific instructions).

BATTERY 1 VEHICLE

1 A

BATTERY 2 AUXILIARY

SECOND MAIN BATTERY USED ON MANY VEHICLES

CIRCUIT ISOLATOR BREAKER To auxiliary equipment stereo, lights, refrigerator, winch, etc. To vehicle ignition system, headlights, horn, etc.

APPLICATION: 1 ALTERNATOR - 1 MAIN BATTERY (BANK) - 1 AUXILIARY (BANK)

HELPFUL HINT FOR FORD INSTALLATIONS (1985 & LATER) This section applies to Ford alternators with 2 plug-in connections. If your alternator has an output bolt, return to Step 6 of general instructions on Page 2.
CAUTION: Disconnect battery before proceeding with modification and installation. 1. Locate the connector on the side of the alternator that has one light wire and two heavy black wires with orange or red trace. 2. Cut both black/orange wires close to the alternator, allowing enough length to attach a splice (approximately 2 to 3 inches). Do not cut the smaller wire. Damage to vehicle may occur if wires are cut beyond the factory cabling splice (approximately 6 inches from the alternator). 3. Splice an extension wire to both wires that are attached to the alternator and connect the other end to the "A" terminal of the isolator. 4. Splice an extension wire to both wires extending from the vehicle wire harness and connect the other end to the "1" terminal of the isolator. 5. Return to Step #8 of general instructions, on Page 2.

WHITE/BLACK

NOTE: Wire colors may vary on different model Ford vehicles

ORANGE/BLACK RED/BLACK

ORANGE/BLACK RED/BLACK

WHITE/BLACK ORANGE/BLACK RED/BLACK

EXISTING WIRE NEW WIRE To auxiliary battery

GROUP #1 ALTERNATORS: FORD INSTALLATIONS WITH 2 PLUG-IN CONNECTORS


2

ISOLATOR

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROUP 2 ALTERNATORS


GENERAL MOTORS DELCOTRON
When installing an isolator on a GM "CS" series alternator equipped vehicle the general isolator installation instructions on page 2 of this instruction sheet must be followed in addition to Group 2 instructions. However, this alternator requires external excitation and external sensing. An isolator with an excitation terminal "E" and a plug connector kit (144 or 144-C) are required. There are two styles of Connectors used on GM vehicles after 1985. These are CS and CS-130D. Note: If the existing Delco connector has a wire in the "S" position of the standard CS alternators or a wire in the "D" position on the CS130D connector, the replacement of this plug is not necessary. Proceed to step 3 below. If these positions on the connectors are vacant, proceed as follows: If the mating side of the connector looks like this: Refer to Instruction 180064, page 1. CS-130D Most common on 1993 and later vehicles. If the mating side of the connector looks like this: Refer to Instruction 180064, page 2. CS Series Most common on 1986 and later vehicles. Please follow steps 1-4 below after completing page 1 or page 2 of Instruction 180064.
Existing Brown wires used on some vehicles Pink/Black Brown Recommended Connector Sense Wire Latching Tab DELCO CS ALTERNATOR Yellow wire to fuse center ignition position 6 AMP CIRCUIT BREAKER RECOMMENDED Original vehicle wiring (removed from alternator in step 6) ISOLATOR WITH EXCITATION

spare ignition terminals marked "IGN" on the fuse center. Connect one end of the yellow wire supplied to one of these spare ignition terminals. Route the other end of the yellow wire to the "E" terminal of the isolator. (If using the recommended 6 amp circuit breaker [supplied with the 144-C Kit] insert the circuit breaker in the yellow wire as shown in the diagram.) Cut the correct length, strip and crimp on the supplied ring terminal. Now connect the yellow wire to the "E" terminal of the isolator with the lock washer and nut. Colored terminal indicates "E" post on the Isolator. 4. Now proceed to Step 8 of the GENERAL ISOLATOR INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

BUTT CONNECTORS

1. Reconnect the new plug into the alternator. 2. Route the remaining sense wire of the plug-in connector to
terminal #1 of the Sure Power isolator. Cut to the correct length, strip and crimp on the " ring terminal supplied. Now connect to terminal #1 of the isolator along with wires from step 6 of general installation instructions. This becomes the voltage sense wire. 3. External excitation connection. The "E" post of the isolator requires connection to an ignition switched source such that power is applied only in the ignition/run position. BE SURE POWER IS NOT APPLIED WHEN IGNITION IS SWITCHED TO ACCESSORY POSITION. On most late GM vehicles this point may be one of the

CIRCUIT BREAKER

MAIN BATTERY

To vehicle electrical system EXISTING WIRE NEW WIRE

AUXILIARY BATTERY

To auxiliary loads

TOYOTA, SOME HONDAS & IMPORTS


Using internally regulated Nippondenso alternators. When installing an isolator to a Toyota alternator, follow general installation instructions in addition to the following steps. 1. Locate the small ignition wire terminal labeled "IGN" that runs from the alternator to the wiring harness. Check that you have the right wire by stripping a small section of wire and then determining that voltage is present only when the key is in the "run" position but not in the "accessory" position. Do not interrupt wire. 2. After completing Steps 1-9 of general instructions, connect an excitation wire from the point located in Step #1 above, to the "E" terminal of the Isolator. Colored terminal indicates "E" post. Sure Power recommends a 6 amp circuit breaker (Sure Power Model 1506) be inserted in this line. NOTE: The Group #2 isolator may be used in applications not requiring the excitation by not connecting the "E" terminal.
Existing alternator/ regulator harness Tap into the wire labeled IG

L S IG

EXISTING WIRE NEW WIRE

INTERNALLY REGULATED DENSO ALTERNATOR

ISOLATOR WITH EXCITATION 6 AMP CIRCUIT BREAKER RECOMMENDED Remove original wire(s) from alternator - place on terminal #1 of Isolator CIRCUIT BREAKER

MAIN BATTERY

To vehicle electrical system

AUXILIARY BATTERY

To auxiliary loads

1998 & LATER FORDS


NOTE: This procedure is an additional step for some 1998 and newer Ford applications. Group 1 general instructions on page 2 of instruction sheet 180012 must be followed in addition to this instruction. After completing steps 1-9 of the general instructions, connect a new wire from the "E" terminal of the Isolator to a 6 amp circuit breaker, then to an ignition run connection in the fuse center. Colored terminal indicates "E" post. Sure Power recommends a 6 amp circuit breaker (Sure Power Model 1506) be inserted in this line. NOTE: The Group #2 isolator may be used in applications not requiring the excitation by not connecting the "E" terminal.
3

The "A" terminal senses voltage at the battery The "I" terminal wire goes to the ignition switch through the warning indicator in dash

Existing OEM wiring harness (do not modify) EXISTING WIRE NEW WIRE

New wire to fuse center ignition run position 6 AMP CIRCUIT BREAKER RECOMMENDED

ISOLATOR WITH EXCITATION

Remove original wire(s) from alternator - place on terminal #1 of Isolator


To vehicle electrical systems

CIRCUIT BREAKER To auxiliary laods

MAIN BATTERY

AUXILIARY BATTERY

GROUP #3 ALTERNATORS: Carefully review the individual schematics shown below and then follow the specific installation instructions relative to the type of alternator and vehicle with which you are working.
FOR BOSCH ALTERNATOR USING ALTERNATOR MOUNTED REGULATOR SYSTEM (AS USED ON VOLKSWAGON VANAGONS). FOR ALTERNATOR EQUIPPED VOLKSWAGON VANS USING AN EXTERNAL MOUNTED REGULATOR, CONSULT FACTORY. BOSCH
Wire removed

ALTERNATOR
Brushes Solder wire to tab

1. After completing Step #4 of standard instructions, remove the two

screws attaching the regulator. With great care, remove the Regulator regulator. Use a downward, rolling motion to prevent breaking off Voltage Regulator removed as shown removed the brushes. Bend this tab from alternator 2. Bend the connector prong of the alternator, as illustrated, so that back into the (brush view) alternator it will no longer mate with the internal connection strap of the regulator. (The regulator connector may need to be bent also to insure no contact.) 3. Solder an appropriate length of #14 wire to the regulator connector prong, as was bent in step #2 (see illustration). CIRCUIT ISOLATOR BREAKER 4. Replace regulator, Note: suggest a flat blade to hold the brushes in the holder until regulator is in place. Replace mounting screws To vehicle To (route wire so it will not be pinched or in the way). MAIN AUXILIARY auxiliary electrical BATTERY system BATTERY loads 5. Connect the other end of the wire that was soldered on the EXISTING WIRE regulator to the "R" terminal on the isolator. Colored terminal NEW WIRE indicates "R" post. 6. Disconnect the wire(s) going to the D+ terminal of the alternator. 7. Reconnect these same wire(s) to the "R" terminal of the isolator with the wire connected in Step #5 above. 8. Now proceed to Step #5 of the GENERAL ISOLATOR INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS on Page 2.

ELECTRICAL TEST:
1. Engine not running: #1 terminal of isolator should read vehicle
battery voltage. #2 terminal should read auxiliary battery voltage. The "A" terminal may read from zero to 13 volts. The "E" terminal on 3A series isolators (group 2) should read zero volts, the "R" terminal on "R" series isolators (group 3) should read from zero to 13 volts. 2. Engine running and alternator charging: #1, #2 and "E" terminal on 3A isolators (group 2) should read voltage regulator setting or less approximately 13.8 to 14.5 volts. The "R" terminal on "R" series isolators (group 3) should also read voltage regulator setting or less. The "A" terminal voltage should read 0.8 to 1 volt higher than the reading of the #1, #2 terminals and "E" terminals on 3A series isolators (group 2) and "R" terminals on "R" series isolators (group 3). 3. For 12 volt systems the "A" post should read approximately 14.8 to 15.5 volts. The #1 and #2 terminal should read 13.8 to 14.5 volts. If the "A" terminal reads 13.8 to 14.2 volts the regulator may be sensing the alternator output rather than the main battery. This situation needs to be corrected for proper charging of batteries. 4. Colored terminal indicates "E" post on group 2 isolators and "R" terminal on most group 3 isolators. SURE POWER ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TESTING A SURE POWER ISOLATOR WITH OHMMETER*:


1. Remove all wires from the isolator. 2. Using a needle movement ohmmeter Rx-1 scale or a digital
ohmmeter diode scale, hold the Red* probe on terminal "A" and with the Black* probe touch terminal #1 and #2, and the "E" terminal for 3A isolators (Group #2), and the "R" terminal for (Group #3) isolators. A good isolator will show a current flow from "A" to #1, #2 and "R", and no current flow to "E". 3. Next, hold the Black* probe on terminal "A" and with the Red* probe touch terminal #1 and #2 (Terminal "E" and "R", if used). A good isolator will allow no current flow from "A" to #1, #2 or "R" and will show a current flow from "E" to "A". 4. Hold one probe on the aluminum heatsink, being sure there is contact by scratching through the protective coating. Then touch with the other probe, terminals "A", #1, #2 (the "E" terminal for 3A isolators [Group 2], the "R" terminal for Group 3 isolators). A good isolator will show no current flow. 5. Colored terminal indicates "E" post on Group 2 isolators and "R" terminal on most Group 3 isolators. *On some import ohmmeters, the red and black probes are reversed for these tests. **If using a digital ohmmeter, a diode scale MUST be used.

Sure Power Industries, Inc. warrants each new product against factory defects in material and workmanship for one year after date of purchase. The owner will be responsible for removing from the vehicle and returning any defective unit(s), transportation costs prepaid to Sure Power Industries, Inc. factory or a factory authorized servicing distributor. Sure Power Industries, Inc. will, without charge, repair or replace at its option, unit(s) which its inspection determines to be defective. All transportation charges must be borne by the purchaser. A copy of the purchaser's receipt must be returned with the defective unit(s) in order to qualify for warranty coverage. Exclusions from this warranty are the finish and any condition(s) determined by Sure Power Industries, Inc. to have been caused by abnormal use or service. This warranty shall not apply to any Sure Power product which has been improperly installed. There are no warranties, expressed or implied (including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness), which extend beyond this warranty period. The loss of use of the product, loss of time, inconvenience, commercial loss or consequential damages are not covered. Sure Power Industries, Inc. reserves the right to change the design of any product without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages. Therefore, the above limitation(s) may not apply to you.
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SURE POWER MARINE ISOLATOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR INBOARD APPLICATIONS


(This instruction sheet is to be used in conjunction with Isolator Instruction #180012)
The installation of a Sure Power Battery Isolator in a marine inboard application is very similar to that of a typical automotive installation, with a few minor exceptions. The difference arises when the use of a battery selector switch is required or desired. When installing a Battery Isolator in an application not requiring the use of battery selector switches, please follow the Sure Power Multi-Battery Isolator Application and Installation Instructions (#180012), included in this package. When using more than one charging source, please refer to the group installation instructions for that particular alternator. Most marine installations will fall under Group 1 or Group 3 instructions. Typical marine wiring diagrams without selector switches are shown in figures 1, 2 and 3. Battery Isolators may be used with selector switches. Isolators actually enhance battery switch applications because each battery can still be charged independently when the switch is connecting either battery. Typical Isolator with battery switch applications are shown in figures 4 and 5. These diagrams are only two of the possible connection alternatives. NOTE: Be sure that the alternator has remote sense capability. Most single-wire Delco alternators do not have this provision. The voltage regulator must sense battery voltage. The sense line should be connected to the main battery terminal of the Isolator. Call the Sure Power customer-service department if a particular application arises which is not covered. NOTE: If using a circuit breaker in the main battery line, Sure Power recommends connecting the voltage regulator sense line to the main battery terminal of the Isolator. Please refer to ABYC and BIA rules and recommendations regarding proper marine wiring sizes and proper circuit breaker protection.

Inboard Marine Isolator Application Chart


Maximum Alternator Output 70 Amps 70 Amps 95 Amps 95 Amps 120 Amps 120 Amps 160 Amps 160 Amps 70 Amps 70 Amps 120 Amps 120 Amps Number of Battery Banks 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3

Number of Charging Sources

Sure Power Isolator Model Number 702 703 952 1203 1202 1203 1602 1603 2702 2703 3202 3203

For Group 2 Applications, add a "3A" suffix to the model number. For Group 3 Applications, add an "R" suffix to the model number.

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Sure Power Battery Isolator Circuit Breaker Circuit Breaker Circuit Breaker ENGINE BATTERY ONLY Circuit Breaker AUXILIARY BATTERY #1 To accessory distribution panel #1

Sure Power Battery Isolator

Circuit Breaker

ENGINE BATTERY ONLY

AUXILIARY BATTERY To accessory distribution panel

AUXILIARY BATTERY #2

To accessory distribution panel #2

Figure 1 One alternator, two battery banks without selector switch Applicable Isolator Models: 702, 952, 1202, 1602

Figure 2 One alternator, three battery banks without selector switch Applicable Isolator Models: 703, 1203, 1603

Circuit Breaker ENGINE BATTERY #1 Circuit Breaker Circuit Breaker

Sure Power Battery Isolator

Circuit Breaker

Sure Power Battery Isolator

AUXILIARY BATTERY To accessory distribution panel

Selector Switch

ENGINE BATTERY #2

Circuit Breaker

BATTERY #1 To accessory distribution panel

BATTERY #2

Figure 3 Two alternator, two or three battery banks without selector switch Applicable Isolator Models: 2702, 3202 (two battery banks) 2703, 3203 (three batter y banks)

Figure 4 One alternator, two battery banks with selector switch Applicable Isolator Models: 702, 952, 1202, 1602

CB ENGINE BATTERY #1 CB

Selector Switches

Sure Power Battery Isolator

AUXILIARY BATTERY

To accessory distribution panel ENGINE BATTERY #2 CB

Figure 5 Two alternator, two or three battery banks with selector switch Applicable Isolator Models: 2702, 3202 (two battery banks) 2703, 3203 (three batter y banks)

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