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Nauti Tauk posted 09-25-2007 07:40 PM ET (US)   Profile for Nauti Tauk   Send Email to Nauti Tauk  
The main battery disconnect/circuit breaker on our 170 Montauk will not reset. Need to replace unit and haven't been able to find an outlet for them. The Whaler dealer wants $79.20--that aint gonna happen! The breaker is an E-T-A 2-5700 1G1 K10 250vac 28vdc 30amp. Have found them on the web and also called E-T-A directly, but listed posibilities have been distributors and don't sell to the public, or only in large quantities. Can anyone help me locate one of these, the unit couldn't cost more than $15.00. I used your search feature Jim and didn't find anything under battery disconnect/circuit breaker. any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Bella con23 posted 09-25-2007 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
If you are looking to protect your wire harness, pull the breaker out of the circuit and replace it with an in-line 30 amp fuse. Fuses are available in all load ranges and configurations.

You can install a 30 amp in-line fuse and keep two for spares for $10 to $20 total. Check out the mega-fuse line.
Joe

jimh posted 09-26-2007 06:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I went to the E-T-A site and used their distributor seach:

http://www.e-t-a.com/us_stk_check_1.html

I entered the part number as 2-5700 and got a long list of stocking distributors. Included in the list of stocking distributors was DIGI-KEY. They are glad to sell to anyone in any quantity.

Using the DIGI-KEY site search I found this listing:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=655427; keywords=2-5700

I did not see the 30-Ampere model listed, but you ought to call them and see if they have it available. Sometimes they don't list every possible component.

Here is their price for the 25-A model:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus. dll?Detail?name=302-1292-ND

jimh posted 09-26-2007 07:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
A search on E-T-A produced this article from the archives:

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/OLD/000317.html

Nauti Tauk posted 09-26-2007 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
DigiKey only had the breaker up to 25amp. They've referred me to another vendor, Allied, so I'll try them. Why is such a simple part soo hard to come by?
jimh posted 09-26-2007 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Here is a link to a product data sheet for the ETA circuit breakers used in Boston Whaler boats:

http://www.e-t-a.com/uploads/prodb/D_2-5000_2-5700_e_A.pdf

Nauti Tauk posted 09-26-2007 12:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
Okay found the breaker finally. For anyone who may need one in the future I located them in 30 amp at Wards Marine Electronics, Riviera Beach,Florida,561 863 7100.(www.wardsmarine.com) Cost, $12.48 plus $6.60 to get it to me in Georgia. Thanks for the help.

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