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Old 04-23-2021, 12:10 PM
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Does the hour meter on the motor keep reading hours if the ignition is on but the motor is not running?
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It shouldn't that would totally defeat the purpose of the "engine hour meter"


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I thought any time key was in run position hour meter ran whether engine was running or not.
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It depends, the old style 80's, 90's would run when you turned the key.
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It depends, but yes, that it typically the case.
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Why the question?
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I was hooking up a stereo on a single battery boat and thought it needed to be wired into ignition instead of direct to battery where I know someone will forget to turn it off.
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Originally Posted by TYPHOON View Post
I was hooking up a stereo on a single battery boat and thought it needed to be wired into ignition instead of direct to battery where I know someone will forget to turn it off.
You would need a 4 way ignition switch for that. Accessory / Off / Run / Start

Psst: 99% of boaters would kill a battery that way too. Doh !
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Yes...The hour meter will run, but the hours on the computer only go up if the engine is running. Don't ask me how I know... LOL
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Put the REM/ignition wire on a rocker switch.

Put a battery kill switch in the boat, shut it off when you call it a day.

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