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Electronics are resetting when engine is started

Why are my electronics resetting when my boat’s engines are started?

Raymarine recommends that its marine electronics be isolated from engine starting and other electrical equipment having high current demands (i.e. thrusters, winches, pumps, macerators, etc.). The temporary high current demands from such equipment can drop the available current below operating ranges that the marine electronics were designed to operate within, causing the electronics to reset. Under rare instances the power surges resulting from the operation of equipment having high current demands may adversely affect the performance and longevity of marine electronics. There are several aftermarket products available to isolate the marine electronics from electrical equipment having high current demands. Some of these electrical isolation products additionally feature power conditioning. Some of the more commonly used electrical isolation products include: