Master Switch- delayed power

jslow68

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I searched the forum and couldn't find any solutions to my problem. I have a 2012 R22. When I go to turn the master power switch on it is delayed and doesn't turn the accessories on for a minute or two. This has been like this the last 3 seasons since I have owned the boat. Once it's on, it stays on and doesn't cut out. If it did, it would make me think it was a loose connection or ground.
I am wondering if anybody else has had this problem.
Thanks for any input you can give!
 

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The switch at the helm, or at the battery? My Simrad takes a moment to boot up when I hit the helm master switch, but everything else is immediate. My 2011 R22 was immediate when the switch was turned on too.

Maybe a capacitor in-line, or an amp that needs to warm up? I'd definitely peek around under the helm and see if there's anything strange under there.
 

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I’m referring to the master switch at the helm. I looked around but didn’t see anything. I can try looking again.
 

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Assuming you have dual batteries.

Could be a bad house battery. You flip the master switch but due to low voltage nothing works, but after a minute or two the engine alternator charges your house back up to sufficient voltage and things start working.

Easy test would be to switch your start and house and see if that improves things. Other guess would be corrosion so check all contacts (including helm switch) clean and tighten. Last place I would check would be the battery switch, again perhaps some compromised contacts.
 

jslow68

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Assuming you have dual batteries.

Could be a bad house battery. You flip the master switch but due to low voltage nothing works, but after a minute or two the engine alternator charges your house back up to sufficient voltage and things start working.

Easy test would be to switch your start and house and see if that improves things. Other guess would be corrosion so check all contacts (including helm switch) clean and tighten. Last place I would check would be the battery switch, again perhaps some compromised contacts.
I have just a single battery with a perko switch. I’m gonna test my battery and see if it’s not holding a full charge. I’ll go through the wiring and connections to make sure they are all good also. I think your idea of the battery being low could be the issue.
 

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This is interesting that you posted this issue, I have a 2012 R22 also. This year I replaced the stereo. Soon after I completed the task I noticed that sometimes when I pushed the master switch the Accessory switch would not turn on immediately but the master switch light was on. So I got under the helm and removed master switch to see what type of connection it had to replace it. I took a picture of it, cleaned the terminals and put in back in, haven't had a problem since.
 

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This is interesting that you posted this issue, I have a 2012 R22 also. This year I replaced the stereo. Soon after I completed the task I noticed that sometimes when I pushed the master switch the Accessory switch would not turn on immediately but the master switch light was on. So I got under the helm and removed master switch to see what type of connection it had to replace it. I took a picture of it, cleaned the terminals and put in back in, haven't had a problem since.
That’s exactly what mine does. The master switch light is on but no power to the stereo or any accessories. I guess that where I’m losing power. I’ll clean up the terminals on the switch this weekend. Thanks
 
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