I am repowering from a 1988 225 Evinrude gas guzzler to a new 2012 200HO. What is the recomended Starting battery sixe (MCA)? With dual batteries I am running a starting battery as #1 and a deep cycle as #2. Will the new motor charge both when the selecter switch is on All? Recomendations as to the best combination for dual battery setup with the new engine?
Battery recommendation is 675 CCA (845 MCA),or 800 CCA (1000 MCA) if operating in temps below 32°F (0°C).
There are several methods available to charge two batteries. I recommend the auxiliary charging kit, P/N 5006253. Download the pdf file for the Installation Guide (click the link below) and review page 18, for recommended battery set ups.
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