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Running speakers when engine is off

Ctheodores

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I just bought a new AR240 (2020). Is there a way to keep the speakers on when the boat is off.
 

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I‘m not what your connext screen is on the newer AR on mine you just hold the soft key with the circle on it for a couple seconds and it kicks on
 

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Do both batteries have to be in the “on” position ?
 

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I don’t have the same boat but would bet that you just need the house battery to power the stereo.
 

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I just leave one key in the one position. It’s using your house battery but I think you need both to be on to work
 

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On the older connext screens you just hold one of the 5 buttons below the screen down, when your key in the on position. When we drop anchor i just turn my engines off and the stereo stays on.
 

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Do the speakers draw a lot of the battery ? Will a few hours on the sandbar Playing music kill my battery ?
 

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You should be fine if you keep it plugged in to an on board battery charger when your not using it or run it long enough to charge the batteries afterwards.
 

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Do the speakers draw a lot of the battery ? Will a few hours on the sandbar Playing music kill my battery ?
All good advice here. But you should switch to number 2 battery if sitting and listening to music. The amount of time depends on your setup (number of speakers and amps) and how loud they're playing.
Number 1 battery is to start the boat (also called your start battery)
Number 2 battery is to keep the boat on to listen to music. This is called your house battery. This battery is also for reserve should your #1 need help to start.
You should invest in an on-board charger to keep them at full capacity. Check my sig for ideas. Good luck and have fun!!!

Oh, :Welcome: to the forum!!!
 

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Also most dealers do not send you out the door with the best batteries. If you add or replace a battery remember they need to be of the same size and type. ( amp hr/ AMG or Lead acid)
 

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So stock batteries and 4 JL speakers wired to the stock radio?? Would that be sufficient to run for a few hours every now and then? Boat is at a high and dry so an on board battery charger wouldn’t be feasible. I guess I can take both batteries home every other weekend and hook them up to my battery tender.
 
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