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Re: New Switchboard

Postby mm5aho » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:11 pm

Looks a lot tidier. Did you decide to do without one radio?
Still the bottom hole - anything planned for there?
Does the big white breaker (if that's what it is) do the windlass or something?
Your boaty outline (with the leds) looks nicer than mine.
"Contender" Rival 32: Roseneath in winter, Mooring off Gourock in summer.

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Re: New Switchboard

Postby marisca » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:28 pm

I've taken out the old non-DSC Icom (no sensible offer refused!). The "big bottom hole" is actually a handy locker once I've tidied the wires. The white switch is a 100A breaker for the anchor winch. The panel is an acrylic sheet with an ink-jet transfer on the back so nicking a boat outline was easy.
As always, I would do it a bit differently the next time but the old one lasted 32 years so I may have forgotten by the time it's needed.

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Re: New Switchboard

Postby sahona » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:39 pm

Geoff, it looks like your ammeter only shows discharge by any device downstream from the panel and ignores charging current. If there is a 50u- 0- 50u meter available in that physical size, you could measure across a common negative lead and calibrate with a wee preset pot behind the meter.( or spend lots and buy a real shunt, but it's two more gratuitous connections) 20' - 30' Berths available, Clyde.
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