Originally Posted by huddy
I thought about that but I been reading a lot of stuff of running everything to one battery for your stereo. This has a huge help with noise reduction especially with EQ's. I have exile's ZLR.
also I don't want to switch between battery 1&2 unless emergent. I do agree I need to look into a ACR. Suggestions?
You are correct, ALL the stereo components need to share the same battery source. So if ALL the stereo components; amps, head-unit, EQ, Ipod charger, etc, all terminate to the "C" post of the switch, then they will all be on the same battery source.
So, take the B+ thats feeding the amps' distribution block, to the "C" post. Run the head-unit's Yellow MEM/B+ and the EQ's B+ and terminate them to one of the amp's B+ lug or to the B+ block. Now your entire system will be sharing the same battery source. Bank-1 and bank-2 battery GND's should be connected to each other, so all electronics are on the same ground plane, but I like to run a ground for the head-unit and EQ to the amps GND or GND distribution block same as I did for their B+.
Since you are seeking a more automatic setup and do not want to fiddle with the switch during your time on the water, you will need an ACR/VSR, and the above wiring scheme will change.