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MULTI-BATTERY

ISOLATORS

The Original

and Still the Best

Eliminates multi–battery drain (see reverse side), when two or more battery banks are in a charging system

Performs as well or better than existing factory installed components

Designed to exceed OEM specifications.

Solid State Electronics… Isolates each battery circuit and allows each battery to discharge and charge according to its own needs

The ORIGINAL, not an imitation! The Battery Isolator was invented by Sure Power ® in 1959

More efficient and reliable than mechanical or solenoid system.

The most comprehensive line of Battery Isolators on the market. Isolators are available for most application needs

on the market. Isolators are available for most application needs A WORLD LEADER IN VEHICLE ELECTRONIC
on the market. Isolators are available for most application needs A WORLD LEADER IN VEHICLE ELECTRONIC
on the market. Isolators are available for most application needs A WORLD LEADER IN VEHICLE ELECTRONIC
on the market. Isolators are available for most application needs A WORLD LEADER IN VEHICLE ELECTRONIC
on the market. Isolators are available for most application needs A WORLD LEADER IN VEHICLE ELECTRONIC
on the market. Isolators are available for most application needs A WORLD LEADER IN VEHICLE ELECTRONIC

WHY YOU NEED TO ISOLATE YOUR BATTERIES

Many vehicles and other types of equip-

ment have multiple batteries

the engine and others to power acces- sories. To understand the problem of multi-battery drain, and how a Sure Power Battery Isolator prevents it, think of elec- tricity 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.

one to start

Accessories connected to battery #2 rob power from battery #1, your starting battery, leaving you

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

It’s important to think of batteries as stor- age tanks. If a fully charged battery is con- nected 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

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 batter- ies in the circuit. This is the problem of multi-battery drain. And if it’s allowed to continue unchecked, it can leave you stuck with dead batteries and an engine that

won’t start

all when you least expect it.

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, there’s 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.

Solenoids don’t prevent multi–battery drain, only delay it. In fact, the current surge that occurs

Solenoids don’t prevent multi–battery 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 isn’t all that happens. This sudden, violent transfer of energy from one battery

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 SOLU- TION FOR MULTI-BATTERY DRAIN!

THE SOLENOID IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A SURE POWER BATTERY ISOLATOR

THE SOLUTION

To eliminate the multi-battery drain prob- lem, 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 an independent power source. So no matter how drained your accessory batteries become, they will never drain power from the battery you’re depend- ing on to start your engine. When the cur- rent is used from bat- tery #2, the check valve

(diode) stops current flow from battery #1. When the alternator is charging, current can only flow in one direction, from the alternator to the batter- ies. Each battery then determines the amount of current which flows into it by its own state of charge based on the voltage

regulator setting. With this system, the alternator is protected, the batteries are protected, and your family or passengers are protected. The balanced circuit elec- tronic Isolator is absolutely the only way

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 isn’t 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 compo- nents and materials, Sure Power enables

you to

install the best!

THE

ORIGINAL!

Sure Power Industries invented and has been producing Isolators for more than 30 years. We build the finest Isolator products on the market for 6 through

ALTERNATOR BATTERY ISOLATOR
ALTERNATOR
BATTERY
ISOLATOR

A Battery Isolator acts as a check valve (through two diode legs), one on each line. Both Batteries receive current from the alternator and the voltage will equalize throughout the system while the alternator is in operation.

48 volt systems with one or two charging systems, 2 or 3 battery banks, and current capacities of 25 through 350 amps. Our Isolators are standard equipment on many boats, ships, RV’s, trucks, police, fire, emergency

vehicles, industrial equipment and military vehicles.

Get your Isolator from the company that invented them. Sure Power, the sure sign of excellence.

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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)

Except Delcotron CS series alternators (CS series used on most

1985

and newer GM vehicles).

Ford

Up to 1998

GROUP

1

Chrysler

All models, all years including Nippondenso externally regulated alternators.

 

Jeep

Equipped with Nippondenso externally regulated alternators

Japanese Imports

With alternators using external voltage regulator or external sensing.

Motorola

Load Handler Series or 8EM Remote Sense Series

A

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

 

General Motors (Delcotron)

Equipped with Delcotron CS series (most 1985 - 1993) or CS130-D series alternators (most 1993 and newer***)

Jeep

Vehicles equipped with Delcotron CS series alternator (most

 

1985-1990).

Toyota, Honda & Some Imports

1985

and newer equipped with Nippondenso alternator with internal

GROUP GROUPGROUP

2

regulators or alternators with an "S" (sense) terminal.

Ford

Many 1998 and newer

 

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

3

Bosch

Requiring regulator sensing

A

Group 3 Isolator will have a colored fourth terminal indicating the "R" terminal.

 

4

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.

MAXIMUM

 

RECOMMENDED WIRE SIZE / CIRCUIT BREAKER

 

ALTERNATOR

       
       

RATING

Up to 15ft

15ft to 20ft

20ft to 25ft

25ft to 30ft

70

Amps

#8 ga. / 50 Amp

#8 ga. / 50 Amp

#6 ga. / 50 Amp

#6 ga. / 50 Amp

95

Amps

#8 ga. / 50 Amp

#6 ga. / 50 Amp

#4 ga. / 50 Amp

#4 ga. / 50 Amp

130

Amps

#6 ga. / 80 Amp

#4 ga. / 80 Amp

#2 ga. / 80 Amp

#1 ga. / 80 Amp

160

Amps

#4 ga. / 120 Amp

#2 ga. / 120 Amp

#2 ga. / 120 Amp

#0 ga. / 120 Amp

240

Amps

#000 ga. / 150 Amp

#000 ga. / 150 Amp

#0000 ga. / 150 Amp

#0000 ga. / 150 Amp

Amp #000 ga. / 150 Amp #0000 ga. / 150 Amp #0000 ga. / 150 Amp

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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

Drill with 1/8" bit

Wire Crimper

Wire Crimper

Open end wrench set

Open end wrench set
 

Nut driver set

Nut driver set

Automotive grade wire

Automotive grade wire

Ring terminals

Butt connectors Appropriately sized circuit breaker

Butt connectors

Appropriately sized circuit breaker

Butt connectors Appropriately sized circuit breaker

Terminal Boot Covers

 

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.

2. Mount the isolator in a convenient location as near to the alternator as possible and away from the exhaust manifold.

NUT INSTRUCTION HEX OR JAM NUT LOCKWASHER RING TERMINAL WITH WIRE HEX OR JAM NUT
NUT INSTRUCTION
HEX OR JAM NUT
LOCKWASHER
RING TERMINAL
WITH WIRE
HEX OR JAM NUT
TERMINAL POST

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

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.

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.

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).

(see pages 2 and 3 for specific instructions). positive "+" terminal of battery bank Isolators 6.

positive "+" terminal of battery bank Isolators

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 the auxiliary battery. Repeat for three and four

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.

9. Perform the electrical tests (page 4) to assure proper operation. ALTERNATOR EXISITNG WIRE NEW
9. Perform the electrical tests (page 4) to assure proper operation.
ALTERNATOR
EXISITNG WIRE
NEW WIRE
Remove original wire(s)
from alternator - place on
terminal #1 of Isolator
OUTPUT
BATTERY 1
1
2
BATTERY 2
A
VEHICLE
AUXILIARY
CIRCUIT
ISOLATOR
BREAKER
To auxiliary equipment
stereo, lights, refrigerator,
SECOND MAIN
BATTERY USED ON
MANY VEHICLES
To vehicle ignition
system, headlights, horn, etc.
winch, 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 ORANGE/BLACK RED/BLACK
WHITE/BLACK
NOTE: Wire colors may
vary on different model
Ford vehicles
ORANGE/BLACK
ORANGE/BLACK
RED/BLACK
RED/BLACK
WHITE/BLACK
ORANGE/BLACK
RED/BLACK
EXISTING WIRE
NEW WIRE
To
auxiliary
GROUP #1 ALTERNATORS:
battery
FORD INSTALLATIONS WITH
2 PLUG-IN CONNECTORS
ISOLATOR

2

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 CS- 130D 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:

1. 2.
1.
2.

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.

Reconnect the new plug into the alternator.

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 ¼" 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

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.

Existing Brown Brown wires used on some Recommended Connector vehicles Pink/Black Sense Wire BUTT Latching
Existing
Brown
Brown
wires used
on some
Recommended Connector
vehicles
Pink/Black
Sense
Wire
BUTT
Latching Tab
CONNECTORS
DELCO CS ALTERNATOR
Yellow wire to fuse
center ignition position
6 AMP CIRCUIT
BREAKER RECOMMENDED
ISOLATOR WITH EXCITATION
Original vehicle wiring
(removed from alternator
in step 6)
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
To vehicle
To
MAIN
AUXILIARY
electrical system
BATTERY
BATTERY
loads
EXISTING WIRE
NEW WIRE

auxiliary

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.

L Existing EXISTING WIRE alternator/ S NEW WIRE regulator IG harness INTERNALLY REGULATED Tap into
L
Existing
EXISTING WIRE
alternator/
S
NEW WIRE
regulator
IG
harness
INTERNALLY REGULATED
Tap into
DENSO ALTERNATOR
the wire
labeled IG
ISOLATOR WITH EXCITATION
6 AMP CIRCUIT
BREAKER RECOMMENDED
Remove original wire(s)
from alternator - place on
terminal #1 of Isolator
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
To vehicle
To
MAIN
AUXILIARY
electrical
auxiliary
BATTERY
BATTERY
system
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.

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.

Colored terminal indicates "E" post. Sure

Existing OEM wiring harness (do not modify) To vehicle MAIN electrical BATTERY systems
Existing OEM wiring
harness (do not modify)
To vehicle
MAIN
electrical
BATTERY
systems

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

EXISTING WIRE

NEW WIRE

New wire to fuse center ignition run position

ISOLATOR WITH EXCITATION

6 AMP CIRCUIT BREAKER RECOMMENDED

CIRCUIT BREAKER To AUXILIARY BATTERY laods
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
To
AUXILIARY
BATTERY
laods

auxiliary

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

3

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 ALTERNATOR Wire removed Brushes Solder wire to tab Regulator removed Bend this tab back
BOSCH
ALTERNATOR
Wire removed
Brushes
Solder wire
to tab
Regulator
removed
Bend this tab
back into the
alternator
Voltage Regulator
as shown removed
from alternator
(brush view)
CIRCUIT
ISOLATOR
BREAKER
To vehicle
To
MAIN
AUXILIARY
electrical
auxiliary
BATTERY
BATTERY
system
loads
EXISTING WIRE
NEW WIRE

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

screws attaching the regulator. With great care, remove the regulator. Use a downward, rolling motion to prevent breaking off the brushes.

2. Bend the connector prong of the alternator, as illustrated, so that

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).

4. Replace regulator, Note: suggest a flat blade to hold the brushes

in the holder until regulator is in place. Replace mounting screws (route wire so it will not be pinched or in the way).

5. Connect the other end of the wire that was soldered on the

regulator to the "R" terminal on the isolator. Colored terminal 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.

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 ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.

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.

LITHO IN USA

the above limitation(s) may not apply to you. LITHO IN USA INSTRUCTION 180012M 0799 10189 S.W.

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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

Number of Charging Sources

Maximum Alternator Output

Number of

Battery Banks

Sure Power Isolator Model Number

 

70

Amps

2

702

70

Amps

3

703

95

Amps

2

952

1

95

Amps

3

1203

120

Amps

2

1202

120

Amps

3

1203

160

Amps

2

1602

160

Amps

3

1603

 

70

Amps

2

2702

2

70

Amps

3

2703

120

Amps

2

3202

120

Amps

3

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.

Applications, add an "R" suffix to the model number. L I T H O I N
Sure Power Battery Isolator Circuit Circuit Breaker Breaker ENGINE AUXILIARY BATTERY BATTERY ONLY To accessory
Sure Power
Battery Isolator
Circuit
Circuit
Breaker
Breaker
ENGINE
AUXILIARY
BATTERY
BATTERY
ONLY
To accessory

distribution panel

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

Circuit Breaker ENGINE Circuit BATTERY #1 Breaker AUXILIARY Sure Power BATTERY Battery Isolator To accessory
Circuit
Breaker
ENGINE
Circuit
BATTERY #1
Breaker
AUXILIARY
Sure Power
BATTERY
Battery Isolator
To accessory
distribution panel
Circuit
Breaker
ENGINE
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)
Sure Power Battery Isolator Circuit Breaker Circuit Breaker Circuit Breaker ENGINE AUXILIARY AUXILIARY BATTERY
Sure Power
Battery Isolator
Circuit
Breaker
Circuit
Breaker
Circuit
Breaker
ENGINE
AUXILIARY
AUXILIARY
BATTERY
BATTERY #1
BATTERY #2
ONLY
To accessory
distribution panel #1
To accessory
distribution panel #2

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

Sure Power Battery Isolator Circuit Circuit Breaker Breaker Selector Switch BATTERY #1 BATTERY #2 To
Sure Power
Battery Isolator
Circuit
Circuit
Breaker
Breaker
Selector
Switch
BATTERY #1
BATTERY #2
To accessory

distribution panel

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

CB ENGINE BATTERY #1 Selector Switches ENGINE CB BATTERY #2
CB
ENGINE
BATTERY #1
Selector Switches
ENGINE
CB
BATTERY #2

CB

Sure Power Battery Isolator AUXILIARY BATTERY
Sure Power
Battery Isolator
AUXILIARY
BATTERY

To accessory

distribution panel

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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