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Old 01-14-2020, 08:23 AM   #1
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Emergency Start ?

I have an 04 28' Gulfstream BT curiser, it has a switch that says Emergency Start, does this start the engine or Generator or both, thanks in advance

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Old 01-14-2020, 08:25 AM   #2
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I have an 04 28' Gulfstream BT curiser, it has a switch that says Emergency Start, does this start the engine or Generator or both, thanks in advance
On our coach that switch connects both battery banks for extra power to start either the engine or the generator.

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As mentioned, it connects the house battery and the chassis batteries together like a jumper cable would.

It doesn't actually start anything. If the engine or generator seem to be cranking slow, you would push and hold it on, for a minute or so, and then while still holding it on, attempt to start the slow cranking engine.

As a side note, if it doesn't work, you would want it fixed. In most cases it is also the same solenoid that automatically closes to charge your house battery while the engine is running.
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:28 AM   #4
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It is a BOOST switch that connects the two batteries together by solenoid/s, and can be used in either direction, I believe. But you can also flip that switch and allow chassis Battery to charge from CONVERTER, while running your GEN or Shoreline. I use while in storage occasionally if no time to run weekly and allow to charge chassis for 4-hours or overnight.
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