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How do i wire radio to a deep cycle or a starting battery

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I realize this question has been around for a looooong while, but if anyone else needs the information, the RED wire goes to the positive terminal of the battery while the BLACK goes to negative. I have included a link which will show you the features of this radio as well as the Owners Manual.
Regards, Steve

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