Wouldn't get a charge from the alternator if the engine was running but the switch was off.
Originally Posted by lostagain
The batteries would equalize. If the house battery was low and the engine battery was high, then the house would rise and the engine would drop until they were equal.
and what would happen if say the switch is left on while the vehicle was not running, would it just drain the start battery?
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