I have a 1986 Defender, ex-military. These have a so-called "inspection socket" (that's the name on the wiring diagram), which I believe are meant for jump starting. They have heavy gauge wires, and I believe I have seen NATO jump start cables with this specific connector style.
Now the wiring behind it is a bit odd, as it's routed via the starter solenoid, which kinda acts like a power distribution point, so I want to verify that this is:
- 1) Good and safe practice.
- 2) Find out the reasoning behind it, ie. why not connect to the battery bank?
I have pretty much rewired the whole truck already to bring it up to more modern standards, except for a few things like these.
- 3: Inspection socket
- 34: Alternator
- 36: Starter
- 37: Starter solenoid
- 41: Battery bank (it's a 24V vehicle) with main power switch