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nats posted 04-15-2009 12:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for nats   Send Email to nats  
Can you double up on the original bus on my [2006 Boston Whaler MONTAUK boat]? Should [I] install a new [bus] with more hook-ups? I am installing a depth-finer. [I] just want to make sure [I] do [the depth finder installation] right. Thanks for any input. Stan
swist posted 04-15-2009 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
If you just need one more connection and a bus is full, there seems to be no reason not to double-up under something else, particularly electronics which have very little current draw.
jimh posted 04-15-2009 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
You can combine several loads to be fed from one branch of a secondary power distribution panel, as long as the total current of that brach does not exceed the rating for the circuit. It is not a good practice to install more than one ring terminal under a binding post, however it is often done. Use an extra flat washer between the ring terminals.

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