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Is that the way?
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posted 07-03-2007 01:41 AM ET (US)
Hi can someone tell me some information about some simple wireing,can u help me please. i am going to instal a water resitant fuse panal and its pre wired ,can i bring my lights ,waterpump vhf dierect onto the panal? if not whats the best way .thanks
posted 07-06-2007 09:48 AM ET (US)
You should have a common bus for all of your ground or (-) connections and individually fused connections for all of your hot or (+) connections. There should be a lug for each bus. The hot lug should be wired to a large (30 to 50A) fuse or circuit breaker and then to the battery selector output. The ground should be wired to the (-) loop on your batteries. A switch should be wired into circuits that do not have local control (lights, baitwell pump, etc.) You do not have to wire appliances (radios, GPS, fishfinder, etc.) through switches since each appliance has its own switch. However, some choose to do this so they can go to one location and turn off all electrical loads in the boat. (Of course, the battery switch does the same thing.)
posted 07-06-2007 10:48 AM ET (US)
o thanks alot padrefigure thats is what i need i think,one more thing ,do i have to use a fuse when i got a curcuit breaker for all my lights, thanks mate.
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