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Installation in a boat. How to maintain the memory?

I am fitting the unit (Kenwood KDC-W3041) in a boat. I do not want it permenantly connected to the ship's battery for safety reasons so wish to supply an alternative source for the memory. Is this possible? What is the minimum voltage required for this?

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Hi,

A possible method would be to hardwire a rechargeable 12V battery to the yellow wire and ground. The rechargeable does not necessarily have to be high capacity, Actually, a series of 10 AA 1.2volts penlight battery would do the job. Alternately, a small motorcycle battery would probably be better. Wiring wise, pls reference below diagram.
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Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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